Cancer charity to launch new Barrow service at Coffee Morning

on Tuesday, 11 April 2017. Tags Barrow, cancer, cancer support, CancerCare, Coffee morning, Furness Carers, Mayor Husband, North Lancashire, Rachel Minshull, South Lakeland, Trinity Church Centre

CancerCare is hosting  a Coffee morning event later this month to celebrate the official launch of our new cancer support service in Barrow.

The event will take place at the Trinity Church Centre on Abbey Road from 10am-12noon on Friday 28th April, with refreshments and home baking for sale plus a raffle.

Mayor Husband will officially open the charity’s new therapy room based at the centre, where services offered will include Counselling and massage, available to local cancer patients and their family members, completely free of charge.

The event is also a chance to meet some of the CancerCare team to find out more about their future plans and to help raise funds to support their vital work.

CancerCare has been providing services at the Oncology Ward at Furness General Hospital for a number of years, but additional funding received from the Sir John Fisher Foundation, has enabled them to expand into new community venues within Barrow and the wider Furness area.

As well as the new room at Trinity Church, the charity will offer private Counselling sessions at Furness Carers office within Hindpool Community Centre.

CancerCare Barrow Development Officer Rachel Minshull (pictured) said; rachel m“I am so proud of the progress we have made in Barrow over the last few months and delighted that CancerCare can now offer services within the heart of the town.

The people, businesses and other local organisations have been so welcoming and I would have struggled to get this far, so quickly, if it wasn’t for their kind words of encouragement and support.

Everyone is welcome to come along to our Coffee Morning event, the first of many I hope and I’m really looking forward to unveiling our newly refurbished Therapy room. We’ve already seen our first clients and the feedback so far has been hugely positive.”

Sue Nugent from Barrow said, “I've used CancerCare’s Counselling service when my hubby was diagnosed with cancer. I felt at breaking point and needed someone to talk to who understood. It's been an absolute godsend and fantastic to have local support.”

CancerCare was established over 30 years ago to provide non-medical care and emotional support to local cancer patients and their loved ones, with two dedicated centres based in Lancaster & Kendal.  

The charity support around 1,500 local people affected by cancer across North Lancashire & South Lakeland every year and need to raise £1million in funding, raised almost entirely through fundraising & donations.

For more information about our Barrow service  call 01524 381 820.