CancerCare North Lancashire & South Cumbria

CancerCare CAN - Community Support during the COVID-19 pandemic

Help us fund a support helpline and a delivery service for local families affected by cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic.
raised of £2,500 target
by 84 supporters
RCN 1120048

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The COVID-19 pandemic is unsettling for all of us, but it is especially scary for the most vulnerable members of our communities, including families already coping with the distress of cancer or other life-limiting conditions.

As the world reacts to the Coronavirus, the fears and concerns of these families have not gone away. In fact, the pandemic brings new worries as many of the people that CancerCare support are more at risk of becoming seriously ill if they contract the COVID-19 infection.

Some cancer treatments are being delayed by the outbreak of the virus, people can no longer attend our centres for face-to-face help, access to food and medical supplies has become more difficult and many are now physically cut off from friends & family; feeling more isolated than ever. As a local charity with a proud history, CancerCare has always been committed to providing responsive support to those affected by cancer. That commitment has not changed in light of these unprecedented circumstances and so, as well as offering our existing counselling service by telephone, we are also launching:

These services have been launched quickly to ensure that support is available immediately, but there are no extra funds waiting to keep the services running for as long as they are needed.

CancerCare has now also launched a service for NHS staff across Morecambe Bay who will now be able to access our team of counsellors for any support they feel they may need during the Coronavirus outbreak.

CancerCare Chief Exec Maria Chambers said: Every day UHMBT staff are dealing with unimaginable pressure caring for a huge number of people from our communities who are really sick. It seems like the least we can do to give them access to our professionally qualified and experienced team of counsellors who will be able to use their skills to help."

We are asking for your help, please join us in protecting those in our community who are most in need.

If funds raised exceed the target for this appeal, they will be used to deliver CancerCare's core work in supporting local families affected by cancer all year round.

About the charity

CancerCare supports people affected by cancer or bereavement in north Lancashire & south Cumbria, with the professional help, emotional support and collective strength to face whatever's next. 90% of CancerCare's work is funded by people like you who donate, fundraise or give a gift in their Will.

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