Charity support for Cancer Information and Wellbeing service

Date: 17/01/2023 | Category: News 2023

Thank you to The Cancer Care and Haematology Fund (CCHF), a charity set up to help those with cancer and haematology-based diseases in Buckinghamshire, as it has provided a New Year boost to our cancer information and support service.

The charity is providing £5,000 a year to ensure the Cancer Information and Wellbeing Service can continue to give everyone being treated with cancer in Buckinghamshire access to good quality, comprehensive and appropriate help and support.

Chair of CCHF, Dr Ann Watson, explained: “We are thrilled to be able to provide ongoing support for this excellent, nursing-led resource.  We’re confident that it will provide real value to those suffering from cancer in Buckinghamshire and who want to tap into a wide range of help as they progress through their treatment.”

Kate Lee, the Trust Cancer Information and Wellbeing Lead, said: “We are so grateful for CCHF’s financial support. It means a great deal to the service in so many ways – in particular paying for meeting venues around the county for our vital wellbeing and support events and courses.”

Dr Michael Mawhinney, Macmillan Trust Lead Cancer Nurse, said: “This support from the Cancer Care and Haematology Fund will also help us deliver key elements of our new cancer strategy currently in the final stages of development. I’d like to thank the charity and all those who give so generously for their ongoing support for our patients and our service.”

The Cancer Information and Wellbeing Service is based at Stoke Mandeville Hospital and offers

  • Drop-in and appointment service for advice and support;
  • Citizens advice advisor (via email/ telephone);
  • Wig supply and fitting service (via the phone and virtual);
  • Signposting to other services including complementary therapies and local and national support groups;
  • A wide range of information booklets/leaflets on all aspects of living with cancer;
  • Advice and support once treatment ends.

The charity continues to provide financial support for projects which benefit patients cared for at the Cancer Care and Haematology Unit at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, the Sunrise Unit in Wycombe Hospital and in community settings across Buckinghamshire and neighbouring counties.

Cash is raised by donations from a generous public and the charity is managed by a team of trustees and volunteers who give their time for free so that as much money as possible benefits the support and comfort of patients.