Over and Above

Going Over and Above for Cancer and Wellbeing

We need your support to keep the doors of our new Cancer and Wellbeing centre open. The Centre costs £120,000 pa and offers information and support to those affected by cancer as well as their families by offering a warm, welcoming environment outside of clinical setting.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1051463)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£10,000

Amount raised

£10,611

Donations

69

Championed by The Hospital Saturday Fund

    Categories

  • CancerCancer
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Hospitals/HospicesHospitals/Hospices

    Helping

  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • OtherOther

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Our patients said they needed a Cancer and Wellbeing Centre and we listened. “5 years ago at the age of 29 I found my breast cancer. Having had no family or friends my age who had had cancer I instantly felt isolated. My nearest support link was 1.5 hours away, a journey I couldn’t have faced during my chemotherapy, a journey I didn’t want to make after weeks of radiotherapy."

Solution

The Centre means no one in North Devon has to go through their cancer journey alone. We want patients to feel less lonely, isolated or judged, to gain a sense of empowerment and control, to feel confident to live their lives to the full. We offer: A drop in facility Information on cancer Financial advice Complementary therapies Exercise/dance classes Counselling and psychological support Hair loss support, bra fittings, nutritional advice Support groups Support to relatives and carers

  • A North Devon well-being centre is highly needed– a sanctuary to head to where you’re surrounded by those who understand where you are in life. A place where you can speak about taboo subjects because there is a trained counsellor to talk to. A place I can ‘BE’, with no demand expected of me.

    — Lisa Wallis