At Cancer Support Yorkshire, our clients and supporters are at the heart of everything that we do. For almost 30 years we have been providing practical and emotional support to local people affected by cancer through our dedicated services:
- Welfare Rights support to help navigate the financial impact of cancer.
- Wellbeing to provide emotional support through 1-2-1 complementary therapies and counselling and peer support through specialised classes and groups.
- Transport to help solve the practical issues associated with getting to and from appointments.
- Information to ensure that the facts and knowledge are readily accessible – Information is power!
When someone receives a cancer diagnosis it’s devastating, not just for them but for their families too and Cancer Support Yorkshire is here for them all.
Last year alone our welfare rights service, dealt with a total of 1,624 clients, 1,257 of which were new referrals. We’re very proud of the fact that the team raised over £5million on behalf of our clients from 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017. This service is a lifeline for many of our clients and once the burden of debt is alleviated it’s easier for them to access our wellbeing services and begin to better cope with their own particular circumstances.
We make a positive difference to people’s lives!
With centres in Bradford, Skipton & Wakefield it costs us £800,000 a year to run our charity – that’s a whopping £385 an hour. It is our vision to increase the accessibility of our services and support every person in Yorkshire affected by cancer current figures show that’s 30,000 people.** Our organisation is built on the dedication of volunteers, staff and advocates who have brought us this far and we know that with your help and support the combined efforts will carry us further.
There are lots of ways that you can get involved whether it’s by taking on a challenge event, coming to one of our organised events, donating to our Preloved Shop, leaving a gift in your will or simply spreading the word – the possibilities are endless! To find out more visit our Get Involved section or give our Fundraising Team a call Tel: 01274 202226.
** Yorkshire Cancer Research