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Volunteers’ Week 2019

 In News, Volunteering
From 1st-7th June, we’ll be celebrating our amazing team of volunteers, and thanking them for the difference they make at Cancer Fund for Children.

Volunteers’ Week is the UK’s biggest annual celebration recognising the contribution the 20.1 million volunteers make in their communities every year. 

 Time To Celebrate 

Some of our Fundraising Volunteers

This year Cancer Fund for Children needs to raise £2.2 million to provide practical and emotional support to hundreds of children and young people diagnosed with cancer, or living with a parent with cancer.

The reality is we will not achieve this without our dedicated volunteers who give the gift of their time. From our voluntary bus driver, to our street collectors and bag packers, to our amazing team of volunteers who help at our therapeutic short break centre, to our trustees – we would like to say a massive THANK YOU for helping us to connect, empower and strengthen young people impacted by cancer. 

What our Volunteers Say

There are many reasons why people choose to volunteer.  These include a desire to help others, the opportunity to gain new skills and experiences, to make new friends, and to boost self-confidence.

Here are some of the reasons why our volunteers have chosen to give us their time and skills.

“I’m so happy to volunteer for Cancer Fund for Children.  To give something back after a personal cancer journey is wonderful.”

“I feel privileged to be able to able to reduce stress and anxiety for families during their short break at Daisy Lodge”

“My company wanted to support a local charity.  I was impressed by the wonderful work Cancer Fund for Children does and the rest is history!”

A Message of Thanks From Our CEO

“During Volunteers’ Week we want to take the time to celebrate the commitment of our diverse volunteers.  Last year Cancer Fund for Children were able to support over 500 families impacted by cancer and provide 2,210 children and parents with a therapeutic short break at Daisy Lodge.  None of this would be possible without our volunteers and we are grateful to have such a committed and skilled group of individuals who offer countless hours of support to Cancer Fund for Children.”

Phil Alexander, Cancer Fund for Children CEO

Could you Volunteer for Cancer Fund for Children?

Demand for our support is growing and in order to continue delivering our services in homes, and communities across Northern Ireland, as well as at our therapeutic sort break centre we need to grow our team of volunteers.

If you would like to join our team find out more about our volunteer opportunities here. Or email our HR Officer for more information:  ashleigh@cancerfundforchildren.com  

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