Weston Park Cancer Charity is here, together at every step, for people in Chesterfield and North Derbyshire

1st December 2020

Two of the region’s leading cancer charities have announced that they will become one charity – in a takeover deal between Weston Park Cancer Charity and Nenna Kind.

From Monday 30th November Weston Park Cancer Charity will takeover operations at Nenna Kind, in a move which will see the Chesterfield based charity adopt the Weston Park Cancer Charity name.

 Barbara and David Wallace set up Nenna Kind after their daughter Helen, affectionately known as Nenna Kind, was diagnosed with cancer. Through their personal experience they developed a cancer support service which has been an incredible support for people in Chesterfield and beyond.

Speaking of the takeover, Weston Park Cancer Charity’s CEO Samantha Dixon comments; “It’s an absolute honour to take over from Barbara and David who have decided to retire after years of voluntary service to the local community. Over the last ten years, they have worked tirelessly to support people affected by cancer in Chesterfield helping thousands of patients and their families during this time so it’s a privilege to be asked to continue their legacy.”

“Sadly, one in two people are affected by cancer – it’s a frightening statistic. Directly or indirectly we will all be affected by cancer. It’s the reason our work is so important and we are looking forward to working alongside new partners, including those at Chesterfield Royal, to grow the service and help more people than ever before.”

Weston Park Cancer Charity’s services and support are for patients and the family and friends close to them, helping everyone affected to live with and beyond cancer. The funds they raise also support vital, pioneering research and clinical trials led by the exceptional medical experts at Weston Park Hospital. The charity aims to care in every sense for patients and family members, with them at every step, for free.

For more information visit www.westonpark.org.uk

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