Volunteers recognised for ten years of cancer care

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Four volunteers have been recognised for their incredible ten years of providing advice and guidance to people with cancer.

Volunteers Mabel McGurk, Ann Relph, Jean Woods and Elizabeth Everson were the VIP guests at a special event held at The James Cook University Hospital to mark ten years of the Macmillan Cancer Support and Information Centre.

(Left – Right) Mabel Mcgurk, Ann Relph, Julie Taylor (Macmillan Cancer Information Manager), Claire Moore (Macmillan Cancer Information Support Worker), Jean Woods and Elizabeth Everson celebrate their ten years of volunteering.

(Left – Right) Mabel Mcgurk, Ann Relph, Julie Taylor (Macmillan Cancer Information Manager), Claire Moore (Macmillan Cancer Information Support Worker), Jean Woods and Elizabeth Everson celebrate their ten years of volunteering.

The exceptional role each has played in the centre’s success was recognised with a certificate.

The Macmillan Cancer Support and Information Centres at James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough and the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton aim to make sure no one faces cancer alone. They offer a range of information and support including a confidential drop-in centre for patients, their carers and family members to provide advice on all aspects of living with cancer.

The trained volunteers provide information on emotional support, financial concerns, advice on treatment and side-effects and arrange additional help if needed.

Recognising volunteers

Macmillan cancer information manager Julie Taylor said: “The service could not function without all the volunteers’ contributions. We are delighted to recognise the volunteers on their long service and dedication to Macmillan.”

Macmillan Celebration Cake

Macmillan Celebration Cake

Ten other volunteers were also recognised for their five years of service: Marian Bryce, Maureen Emmerson, Janette Rowe, Elizabeth Challenor, Elaine Hackett, Sue Goodman, Eileen Sharp, Jenny Dobson, Joan Graves and Elizabeth Foster.