Carnforth Rotary Donates £500 to local Charity, CancerCare – 16 April 2015

Bill Reading and Neil Townsend

Carnforth Rotary Club President Bill Reading presented a cheque in the sum of £500 to Neil Townsend, Chief Executive of Lancaster based charity CancerCare at our meeting on Thursday 16 April.
CancerCare is a unique independent
charity dedicated to helping North Lancashire & South Lakeland families
affected by cancer and other life limiting conditions (including Multiple
Sclerosis, heart disease, lung diseases, and neurological conditions.)
Delivered by qualified and experienced staff,
CancerCare’s wide range of free professional therapy services are designed to help individuals and their
families come to terms with and manage the challenges of a serious health
condition and include: Counselling, Hypnotherapy,
Alexander Technique, Aromatherapy Massage, Group Activities, Support Groups and a Children and Young People’s Service.
With over 30 years of
experience, CancerCare has worked with and helped over 22,000 local
people affected by cancer and other life limiting conditions.
CancerCare began life in 1983 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. CancerCare now has two dedicated
centres based in Kendal (The Lakes Centre, Blackhall Road)
and in Lancaster
(Slynedales, Slyne Road) and also provides outreach services in local
hospitals and community outlets.
All CancerCare services are provided free
of charge; possible only through fundraising and generous donations from local
people.