Cancer Lifeline South West would like to make RSA South West Fellows aware of an opportunity to become a Trustee of their small local charity, which provides therapeutic support to people affected by cancer and their principal carers.
A cancer diagnosis can have a far-reaching effect on people and their families. Post-treatment can be a time when people feel isolated and alone, as the shock of the treatment wears off and reality sets in. Cancer Lifeline South West offers 3-day residential breaks for cancer patients – on their own or with a relative or friend. The group is limited to 10 participants and is facilitated by 3 professional counsellors who have experience in working with people affected by life-threatening illness. They lead mindfulness sessions, relaxation and meditation groups and help with coping strategies.
The charity is run a small team of Trustees, several of whom are currently carrying out more than one role. Over the coming months, they’re hoping to recruit a few more folks, with the aim of one role per Trustee. And at the moment, they’re looking for someone to take on the formal administration side of things, what used to be called the 'Company Secretary' role. It's not a huge task. There are Trustee meetings via Zoom every two months, plus the usual AGM. And there's an occasional return to be made to Companies House or the Charity Commission.
If you have experience in that sort of thing, or think it might be something you would be able to learn, do get in touch to find out how you could help this wonderful charity continue to make a difference. Contact Kate McCormick FRSA on [email protected].
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