Appeal to help people affected by cancer at Christmas

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Please support CancerCare Christmas appeal

CancerCare is appealing for help to support cancer patients and their families over the festive period.


Neil Townsend, Chief Executive of CancerCare, said: “Whether people are too poorly to enjoy the festivities, are missing a loved one who is no longer here, or they are coming to terms with the fact that this may be their last Christmas together, it can be a tough time.

“Over the holiday period many businesses shut, schools close and workplaces take holidays but cancer doesn’t stop for Christmas - nor does the overwhelming emotional strain that comes with it.

“Our highly trained therapists will offer a warm and welcoming environment to people who need our support. All of our services are free so people in need won’t have a financial burden to face.

“Help is needed to make sure that people in our community who are affected by cancer have somewhere to turn when they don’t feel like celebrating.”

CancerCare is asking people to consider donating £10 to help provide support in the lead up to Christmas and to help CancerCare’s centres stay open between Christmas and the New Year.

Neil added: “A gift of £10 or more could provide this lifeline; the gift of someone to listen, understand and be there.”

If you can help please go to:

https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/cancercare/christmasappeal

CancerCare is planing to be open at Slynedales on Slyne Road in Lancaster from 9am to 4pm on December 27, 28 and 29 and the Lakes Centre on Blackhall Road in Kendal from 10am to 3pm on December 27 and from 9am to 4pm on December 28 and 29.

Further details are available from CancerCare at www.cancercare.org.uk or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01524 381 820.

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For further information on this story please contact Ingrid Kent, Marketing and Communications Officer, CancerCare, Slynedales, Slyne Road, Lancaster, LA2 6ST

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Tel: 01524 381 820

Twitter: @CancerCareLocal

Facebook: @CancerCareCharity