"From being incredibly sceptical to grateful"
Providing peace of mind through our Helpline
One of the first things we did when the coronavirus outbreak began was put new services in place to ensure we could support people who were isolating at home and unable to access their usual support networks.
This included an essential medication delivery line for people shielding themselves and unable to get out to collect their cancer medication.
Michael Hoare from Scorton near Lancaster was in exactly this situation. He found himself unable to collect his chemotherapy treatment from his local pharmacy as his wife doesn’t drive and his son, a frontline NHS worker, couldn’t visit.
Mr Hoare turned to CancerCare and we began collecting and delivering his medication to his home.
“The help I have received has also had a beneficial psychological effect as it made me feel that I do not have to face my ailment alone. Knowing that there is a voluntary organisation to complement the wonderful care I receive from the hospital oncology team is of great comfort and is very much appreciated,” he said.
An absolute pleasure Mr Hoare and thank you for your lovely words and kind donation.
If you know of anyone affected by cancer or bereavement (for any reason) please get in touch.
call: 03330 150 628 (charged at standard rate)
text: 07860 018 278