People with cancer

According to Cancer Research UK, more people with cancer are surviving than ever before, thanks in part to better cancer services and new targeted treatments. As a volunteer you can help raise vital funds, campaign for improved care and research and help out with events such as Race for Life.

Try contacting your local hospital and finding out what you can do for them to help people affected by cancer. They will also have details of local cancer walk-in clinics and hospices where you may be able to volunteer.

National organisations include:

  • Marie Curie Cancer Care relies on volunteers to help raise the funds to provide the nurses, care homes, research and support needed to help people with cancer. Volunteers are also needed to be drivers or therapists and whether you have a lot or a little time to give, they’ll find a way to use your time. 
  • Macmillan Cancer Support wants to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer. Volunteers are central to achieving their ambition. You’ve probably heard of the world’s biggest coffee morning to raise money, but you can help campaign, raise money or help out in one of their information and advice centres.
  • Breast Cancer Care has over 500 volunteers based across the UK. Get involved with providing emotional support, doing breast awareness work and providing their Headstrong service. Most volunteers have had a personal experience of breast cancer, and if you have personal experience of breast cancer you must be at least 18 months post diagnosis.

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