Can you lend a hand?

Posted on in Hospitals, Support groups

The Macmillan cancer support and information service provides information and support, as well as a listening ear, to anyone affected by cancer.

Macmillan cancer information centre-FriaThe Macmillan cancer information centre on the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton’s Mowbray suite is looking for volunteers with an interest in helping people, who can spare some time to help with their important work.

Volunteers would meet and greet and help provide information to patients and their carers and offer a listening ear to anyone who drops in to the centre or who attends for treatment on the unit .

Macmillan cancer support is currently working in partnership with Breast Cancer Care to set up a HeadStrong service at the Friarage Hospital and we are also looking for volunteers for this service who will be dual trained to do both roles.

HeadStrong is Breast Cancer Care’s hair loss advisory service which includes information on scalp and hair care, scarf tying techniques and other headwear options as alternatives to wearing a wig.

This is an ideal opportunity to help a worthwhile cause which benefits local people. There are no specific requirements or qualifications for either of the roles in terms of previous experience as training will be provided.

Anyone interested in volunteering, or who knows someone who might be willing to help out can contact Karen Eden, Macmillan cancer support worker or Julie Taylor, Macmillan cancer information manager on 01609 764033 or email macmillaninformationcentre@stees.nhs.uk