A free service set up to reduce the impact of cancer on people’s lives is looking for volunteers to get involved and help spread the word.
The LiveLife Cancer Awareness Service was launched last year by Lingen Davies Cancer Fund to reach out into the community and help people recognise the early signs and symptoms of cancer. The 43-year-old charity supports and enhances cancer services to patients at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital’s Lingen Davies Cancer Centre, as well as funding services in the community to benefit those living with cancer and beyond.
LiveLife builds on the charity’s work to encourage people to access care sooner rather than later if they have any worrying symptoms or health concerns. The service is managed by qualified staff who attend events in the community, visit markets, festivals, fetes and shows across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, and Mid-Wales. The mobile service raises awareness about possible signs and symptoms that could be cancer, as well as supporting people to accept cancer screening invitations.
Miranda Ashwell, Health Engagement Officer for Lingen Davies Cancer Fund, said: “Volunteers are a valuable part of our charity- we’d love help in our awareness-raising work, because we know talking about cancer can help save lives.
“Early diagnosis is one of our best weapons in improving people’s chance of surviving cancer. We take LiveLife to a wide range of different places and venues, so volunteers can choose to support us in a town or place of their choice. If cancer is a topic close to your heart, and you’d like to play a part in improving people’s chances of successful treatment through early cancer diagnosis, we’d love to hear from you,” she said.
LiveLife volunteers will receive comprehensive training and support to develop their health promotion skills. For more information contact Lingen Davies Cancer Fund on 01743 492396 and speak to Miranda, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The charity has additional opportunities for volunteers – to find out more about supporting fundraising events either as an individual, business, or community group, contact the Lingen Davies office on the number above.
Pictured: Miranda Ashwell and Naomi Atkin from Lingen Davies.