Double your Pledge to the CancerCare Therapy Room Appeal

on Friday, 13 February 2015.

CancerCare launch new appeal this week giving supporters the chance to double their donation at no extra cost, helping to raise funds to improve facilities at their Kendal & Lancaster centres.

CancerCare is making a plea for support to raise much needed funds to benefit of local families affected by cancer and other life limiting conditions. The CancerCare Therapy Room appeal aims to raise additional funds to improve facilities at their centres in Kendal & Lancaster.

Supporters will also have the opportunity to double their pledge to the Appeal by donating online via Paypal on Wednesday evenings between 5pm and 6pm.

CancerCare’s free professional therapy services include Counselling, Aromatherapy, and a Children and Young People’s Service – are delivered in specially adapted therapy rooms at each centre.

Fundraising Team Leader Jane Staniford says;

“Small changes can really make a big difference. From providing items like new towels and blankets and specialist lighting equipment would ensure clients accessing the centre are made to feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible – which is really important.”

“We also have an amazing opportunity at the moment thanks to the Virgin Money Giving 555 Giveaway, where online donations made through PayPal on Wednesday evenings between 5pm & 6pm are doubled, at no extra cost to our supporters.”

 aeromatherapy 3Local mum and breast cancer survivor Sarah Abbott, who has previously accessed Aromatherapy massage at the Lakes Centre says;

“I used to come to the Lakes Centre for massages when I was undergoing Chemotherapy. Having something to look forward to when you’re having treatment is so important – it’s time that’s just for you. I had problems with headaches when I had the chemo so lying on the couch in the therapy room at CancerCare smelling the wonderful oils and hearing the chilled out music was just so relaxing. It made me feel much better.”

“We are so lucky to have CancerCare in our local area. All their services are free of charge which is amazing. They really deserve and need our support.”

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. CancerCare services are provided free of charge as a result of direct result of fundraising and the generous donations from local people.

To make a donation and double your pledge to the appeal visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RoomAppeal between 5pm-6pm on Wednesday evenings.

For more information about CancerCare please visit www.cancercare.org.uk or follow CancerCare on Twitter @CancerCareLocal or Facebook at ‘CancerCareCharity.’

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Notes to editors:

CancerCare services are provided free of charge and is only made possible through fundraising and generous donations from local people. CancerCare is 95% funded by charitable donations. CancerCare work closely with the NHS but only receive a small amount of funding from them each year.

CancerCare began life as a small volunteer led telephone helpline service based in an office within Royal Lancaster Infirmary offering support to local cancer patients and their families in an informal, relaxed manner.

The unique charity has since evolved and grown in size to now offer a wide range of free professional support services from their centres based in Lancaster and Kendal including counselling, hypnotherapy, aromatherapy massage, creative art therapies and exercise classes. The charity also offers a dedicated Children and Young People’s Service for children as young as three.

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.