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Cancer Lifeline South West seeks new Trustees

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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 offer 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 has a strong group of community fundraisers and ambassadors, liaising with the professional team who deliver our services. They are looking to recruit one to two additional Trustees to help with the business side of running a charity and a limited company. Ideal candidates would have experience in dealing with Companies House and GDPR, as well as bid writing, but the position is open to anyone with a penchant for administration. 

Trustees meet on average 4 times per year and communicate mainly by email.

If you think this might be a role you would be interested in, please contact Kate McCormick FRSA on kate@heathside.com.