CancerCare & The Odyssey Foundation launch new healthy eating workshops

on Tuesday, 05 April 2016. Tags cancer, CancerCare, cancerrecovery, healthyeating, johncrouch, Lancaster, odysseyfoundation

We've joined forces with Carlisle based charity the Odyssey Foundation to host a series of healthy eating workshops in Lancaster later this month.

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Delivered by celebrity chef John Crouch, the free sessions will aim to give participants the chance to learn new cookery skills, meet new people and gain a greater understanding of good healthy eating habits.

Alison Dixey Head of Client Services & Development at CancerCare says:
“We are thrilled to be working with the Odyssey Foundation. Nutrition plays such an important role in a person’s cancer treatment and recovery so it’s a great opportunity for anyone who might need a bit of extra guidance and support during this time. The sessions are also open to relatives and carers who could also benefit from picking up some new tips.”

Chef & Trustee of the Odyssey Foundation Cumbria John Crouch says:
“It’s more than just learning new cookery skills - when someone has been affected by cancer it is about introducing new healthy eating habits as they can be very different from the usual guidelines. Enjoying food and enjoying food with like-minded people is something that makes you feel human again.”

Heart Logo Jpegs3Sandra Jones, Odyssey Foundation Cumbria Founder says:
“A balanced diet can help to maintain a healthy body weight, which can itself reduce the risk of many cancers. Experts think that nearly one in ten UK cancer cases are linked to less healthy diets. Hopefully these workshops will help people understand food better.”

The two hour workshops will be held at CancerCare’s Slynedales Centre on Slyne Road in Lancaster on Tuesday evenings from 26th April – 24th May from 6pm-8pm. Spaces are limited so booking is essential. To book a place call CancerCare on 01524 381820 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


CancerCare North Lancashire & South Lakeland is a unique independent charity dedicated to helping local families affected by cancer through the provision of a wide range of free support services including professional counselling & complementary therapies.

All CancerCare services are provided free of charge for local families affected by cancer and other life limiting conditions living in North Lancashire and South Lakeland.

CancerCare has two dedicated centres based in Kendal (The Lakes Centre, Blackhall Road) and in Lancaster (Slynedales, Slyne Road) and also provide outreach services in local hospitals and community venues.

CancerCare work closely with the NHS but only receive a small amount of funding from them each year.

CancerCare’s experienced and qualified staff team have helped over 22,000 local people affected by cancer and other life limiting conditions living in North Lancashire and South Lakeland throughout the past 30 years.

Odyssey Foundation Cumbria is a charity which hopes to bridge the gap between the clinical aspects of cancer and the home. Ultimately the vision of the Odyssey Foundation is to have a bespoke cancer advice centre in Cumbria

Odyssey aims to be able to provide help and advice on every aspect of a person’s cancer journey with four main objectives including: To support people affected by cancer and chronic illnesses; To provide a range of practical strategies to support emotional, physical and mental well-being to empower cancer sufferers, their families and the wider communities; To advance the education of the general public in all areas relating to cancer; To improve the quality of life and well-being of cancer sufferers by providing, or assisting in, the provision of outreach support services through self-management intervention and survivorship.

Odyssey Founder Sandra Jones is available for interviews on 07599 203679.