I have worked for CancerCare for three years as a Community and Events Fundraiser. I love every minute and how every day is different.

CancerCare was founded in 1983 and is an independent charity which provides free professional therapy for people struggling to cope with a cancer diagnosis or bereavement for any reason, not just as a result of cancer.

The charity has centres in Lancaster, Kendal and Barrow and they have just opened a new centre in Morecambe this May. It offers a wide variety of services including face-to-face counselling and complementary therapies including aromatherapy, reflexology, hypnotherapy and more.

CancerCare has a dedicated service for children and young people with specialist counsellors trained in play therapy and a weekly peer support group in Lancaster, Kendal and Barrow called Re-Fresh which is run by youth workers. The group takes part in a wide range of activities including gaming, baking, outdoor adventures, pet therapy days and enjoys day trips to Blackpool. It also runs a full programme of activities during the school holidays.

If you know of anyone struggling with cancer or grief cause by the loss of a loved one, do get in touch. No doctor’s referral needed, simply call 01524 381820 or visit for a chat with the therapy co-ordination team.