I first got involved with Cancer Support Yorkshire through my mum who works there, she got me involved in lots of fundraising activities when I was younger like bucket collections and supermarket bag packs it was lots of fun and opened my eyes to what can happen to people when they get diagnosed with Cancer.
Meeting people who have been affected by cancer either directly or indirectly makes you think about your own health and not take things for granted. Cancer doesn’t just affect old people, young people are affected too – I had a friend who died of Leukaemia at the age of 16.
There is good awareness of cancer especially amongst young people because every single family has been affected by cancer in some way, but the work that Cancer Support Yorkshire does is invaluable because of the awareness it creates and the support it gives.
People are proud when they get involved in charity work and don’t want to keep it on a downlow. You get a good feeling knowing that you are doing something worthwhile and giving something back. I have been volunteering my time to photograph for the latest marketing campaigns and I know that they have really appreciated it. At the same time the experience I have gained has been beneficial for me and my college course, so everyone’s a winner.