Local Sheffield Cancer Care Charity continue to support families

15th June 2020

Cavendish Cancer Care continue to provide free of charge, one to one, tailored therapy for cancer patients and their families.

For the last 30 years, Cavendish Cancer Care have provided a safe haven for cancer patients and their families from diagnosis, through treatment and beyond. Much of their therapy is delivered at our home on Wilkinson Street. Due to Covid-19, the centre shut to patients early on in lockdown as they are included in the shielding category, however they are still supported and can access the help they need.

Typically, what is one-to-one hands on therapy such as reflexology, massage and acupuncture has been adapted and developed into providing virtual therapy online and over the phone. This has been a huge opportunity for the charity, to support people further afield and more families affected by cancer.

Keeping to our core values, it was important that the journey at Cavendish is the same. With a dedicated assessment to talk through what therapy you would like, to a course of one to one, individually tailored, therapy sessions and a review session. Some of the therapies we are offering include counselling, relaxation and art therapy.

Another service which is in demand, is the well-established peer-to-peer telephone support service, Cavendish Cancer Buddies: https://cavcare.org.uk/about-us/cancer-buddies/.

CEO, Emma Draper, explains ‘Our message has always been that we believe no one should face cancer alone. At a time when we must be physically more distant from each other, it is extremely important for people to know that we are here to help. Cancer doesn’t just go away, and there are families out there who really need our help right now.’

Do you need support or know someone who does?

Share this post with them, or point them in the direction of our website at www.cavcare.org.uk, where we also have a handy self-referral form. Alternatively, tell them they can call us on 0114 278 4600 or email us on info@cavcare.org.uk. Whichever way they choose to get in touch, we will get back to them within three working days.

Even with the service delivered remotely, there are still many costs to be covered. This includes the potential increase in demand for the service as GP and hospital cancer services resume, with many having delayed diagnosis and treatment. Fundraising events were stopped overnight, and many of the large-scale mass gatherings are postponed indefinitely. As a charity, we only receive 4 statutory funding a year, the rest is funded entirely by the generosity of local people.

The good news is that there are also still lots of ways you can support us and ensure that we can be here for the local families that so desperately need us during this extremely difficult time. Whether that’s joining our 250 Challenge, taking part in some office fundraising or simply donating to our Cavendish Cares Campaign. Just £11 will pay for an art therapy kit to help a child come to terms with a cancer diagnosis in their family, and £27 will fund an hour’s counselling for a cancer patient who’s living alone and struggling.

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