Proceeds from fundraising events help to fund CSY’s free services and sadly, many of these have been cancelled due to the pandemic. This has had a huge financial impact on the charity, leaving CSY trying to raise £100,000 which will help to sustain the provision of this vital service.
During the Coronavirus crisis Cancer Support Yorkshire, which supports more than 2,000 people a year, was forced to close its Bradford and Skipton centres to clients. However, the charity’s teams have continued to help local people through this difficult time. We are all working from home via telephone and online platforms such as Zoom, and have helped more than 1,500 people to access welfare rights and wellbeing support.
Positive comments from those who have benefited from our services during these challenging times are testimony to the charity’s determination to continue providing such vital support.
“With hospital appointments being put on hold, my anxiety levels have increased. Add to that the isolation of being alone at home. I’m so grateful to have the counselling sessions to look forward to each week by zoom, you’re really helping me to process things and to stay strong through this difficult time. Your support is invaluable to me” – Louise
“Thank you for taking the time to make sure we are ok, it’s good to know you’re still there” – Phillipa
“I cannot believe the changes in my anxiety levels I feel so calm and relaxed. In a few sessions I have learnt how to reconnect with my body- it’s making a difference.” – James
“I am so grateful to be part of this venture, encouraging and helping others to relax through what I love doing in these difficult times.” – Radka, Group Facilitator
“Since March, we have shared the message ‘We are Still Here for You’. Our services have been a lifeline for so many. CSY’s staff team and volunteers have pulled together and adapted our service delivery, so that we can continue to support local people who really need it. We are all too aware of the impact these unprecedented times are having on the physical, mental, and financial wellbeing of many people. I have personally seen those affected by cancer struggle even more so during this period. We are appealing to everyone; on behalf of those affected by cancer and their families, please help.” – Sarah, Executive Director of Cancer Support Yorkshire
Donating to our COVID APPEAL will help to ensure that Cancer Support Yorkshire is here for everyone who needs us, for many years to come.
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