Articles tagged with: Slynedales

Volunteers thanked for their dedication to CancerCare in Lancaster district

Volunteers thanked for their dedication to CancerCare in Lancaster district

on Tuesday, 23 January 2018. Tags cancer, Cancer Support, CancerCare, Kendal, Lancaster, North Lancashire, Slynedales, South Lakeland

Celebration event is opportunity to thank volunteers for altruism

Volunteers at CancerCare in Lancaster were celebrated at a special recognition event.

Dance music event raises hundreds for cancer charity in Barrow

Dance music event raises hundreds for cancer charity in Barrow

on Wednesday, 17 January 2018. Tags Barrow, cancer, Cancer Support, CancerCare, Clubbercise, Kendal, Lancaster, North Lancashire, Slynedales, South Lakeland

Fitness firm supports CancerCare

A dance music event organised by a Barrow fitness company raised hundreds of pounds for charity.

Caring Tree marks special milestone for Furness CancerCare clients

Caring Tree marks special milestone for Furness CancerCare clients

on Wednesday, 03 January 2018. Tags Barrow, cancer, Cancer Support, CancerCare, Furness, Kendal, Lancaster, North Lancashire, Slynedales

Fingerprints symbolise care and progression

CancerCare clients in Furness are leaving their fingerprints on a special 'Caring Tree' to mark the end of their therapy with the charity.

Rowan vows to help save lives after losing schoolmate to cancer

Rowan vows to help save lives after losing schoolmate to cancer

on Friday, 29 December 2017. Tags cancer, Cancer Support, CancerCare, Lancaster, North Lancashire, Slynedales

Boy has locks shaved off to raise funds for charity

A brave and caring boy had his hair shorn off and raised more than £600 in aid of a cancer charity after losing one of his schoolmates to the disease.

A brave boy had his hair shorn off and raised more than £600 in aid of a cancer charity after losing one of his schoolmates to the disease.

Rowan Sherriff, 10, from Scorton, said he was inspired to “save lives” when a five-year-old girl from his school and a friend of his mum’s partner died of cancer.

Rowan’s mum Jane, his sister Megan, 13, and Jane’s partner, Graham Openshaw, said they were all immensely proud that Rowan had raised more than £600 for CancerCare.

Rowan, who attends Scorton Church of England Primary School, said: “A girl from my school had cancer and so did one of Graham’s friends so I wanted to save some lives by shaving my hair off.

“I got a lot of sponsorship from my school and my mum set up a Just Giving page. Lots of people sponsored me including people from my football team – Cockerham Juniors FC. I didn’t think I would even get £100. I was very happy when my first £5 came in.

“I thought my head was going to be really bumpy when the hair was shaved off. I felt shocked afterwards. It’s really cold! I’m quite proud that I have done it though.”

Rowan had his hair shaved off at the barber shop at the Jo and Cass salon in Lancaster on Wednesday, December 20.

Jane said: “I’m very proud of Rowan. I did cry!”

Graham said: “I’m proud of him too. He’s done much better than me when I’ve tried to do some fundraising.”

CancerCare helps families in North Lancashire and South Cumbria to cope with cancer. It has bases in Lancaster, Kendal and Barrow and provides therapeutic services for anyone facing cancer.

Rowan visited Slynedales – the charity’s Lancaster base – on Friday, December 29, to present his cheque. Some money is still to be collected from his school.

He was interested to meet Andrea Partridge, the charity’s Volunteer and Engagement Coordinator, who had her hair shaved off when she had breast cancer.

Rowan also learned that CancerCare has various services for children affected by cancer and other issues.

Katie Wood from CancerCare’s fundraising team said: “Rowan has done so well. It’s a brilliant achievement.

“We are hugely grateful to Rowan for shaving off his lovely hair for such a good cause. He’s a real star!”

Police cadets wrap up funds for CancerCare

Police cadets wrap up funds for CancerCare

on Friday, 29 December 2017. Tags cancer, Cancer Support, CancerCare, Kendal, Lancaster, Morecambe, North Lancashire, Police Cadets, Slynedales, South Lakeland

Young people support families facing cancer

A group of Volunteer Police Cadets wrapped Christmas presents for shoppers to help raise funds for a cancer charity.

Seminars will deal with health issues in the workplace

Seminars will deal with health issues in the workplace

on Thursday, 28 December 2017. Tags cancer, Cancer Support, CancerCare, Kendal, Lancaster, North Lancashire, Slynedales, South Lakeland

CancerCare chief executive to speak on care

CancerCare's chief executive, Neil Townsend, will be speaking at two healthcare seminars in January and there is still time to register to take part.

How you can get involved in Living With and Beyond Cancer project

How you can get involved in Living With and Beyond Cancer project

on Thursday, 28 December 2017. Tags cancer, Cancer Support, CancerCare, Kendal, Lancaster, macmillan, North Lancashire, Slynedales, South Lakeland

There are many opportunities to help improve cancer care

CancerCare is participating in a pioneering project to help people in Morecambe Bay to live well during and after cancer treatment.

Santas on Scooters on ‘SOS’ mission to deliver selection boxes

Santas on Scooters on ‘SOS’ mission to deliver selection boxes

on Tuesday, 19 December 2017. Tags cancer, Cancer Support, CancerCare, Christmas, First Kick Scooter Collective, Kendal, Lancaster, North Lancashire, Scooterists, Slynedales

Scooterists get on their scooters for CancerCare and other groups

Scooterists made a special 'SOS' (Santas On Scooters) delivery of selection boxes to CancerCare and other groups and organisations in the Lancaster and Morecambe area.

Walk in friends’ honour is challenge of a lifetime

Walk in friends’ honour is challenge of a lifetime

on Monday, 18 December 2017. Tags cancer, Cancer Support, CancerCare, CityBlock, Kendal, Lancaster, North Lancashire, Ridgeway, Slynedales, Walk to the Stones

Alison raises more than £7,000 for CancerCare

A woman who walked 100km in honour of two friends who had cancer has raised more than £7,000 for charity.

Appeal to help people affected by cancer at Christmas

Appeal to help people affected by cancer at Christmas

on Monday, 18 December 2017. Tags Appeal, cancer, Cancer Care, Cancer Support, CancerCare, Christmas, Kendal, Lakes Centre, Lancaster, North Lancashire, Slynedales, South Cumbria, South Lakeland

Please support CancerCare Christmas appeal

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

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