Cancer Wellbeing Service receive generous donation

The Cancer Wellbeing Team at Peterborough City Hospital were thrilled to receive a donation from the Maxey Community Association and Stamford Concert Singers this week.

In March the Maxey Community Association organised a show which featured the Stamford Concert Singers. The night was a great success with £725 raised for the Cancer Wellbeing Centre, based in the Robert Horrell Macmillan Centre.

The Cancer Wellbeing Centre is available for anyone who has been affected by a cancer diagnosis and would like to get some help, advice or support. A team of professionals provide support sessions such as relaxation, exercise, art therapy, counselling, financial advice and a friendly listening ear in their drop-in sessions.

Some of the choir and organisers visited the team of dedicated staff this week and were given the opportunity to see their work in action.

Lisa Deacon, Cancer Wellbeing Service Manager said: “We are very grateful to the Maxey Community Association and Stamford Concert Singers for their fundraising efforts. The money raised will go towards renovating the holistic therapy room that is used by our clients, who are faced with the challenges that a cancer diagnosis and treatment can bring”.

Mark Asplin, Chairman for the Maxey Community Association, said: “We had a fantastic night in Maxey Village Hall, the show was a sell-out and it was a great showcase from the talented Stamford Concert Singers. It was also a great privilege to be shown around the centre, I was truly impressed and taken aback at the facility and what all of the staff have done in creating such a wonderful, peaceful place. It’s a place that people can come along at their leisure, have a cuppa and chat with the professional staff or share their worries with people in similar situations. 

The staff should be commended for the very important work that they do in easing peoples worries at such a troubled time for them. I am proud to have supported the centre and hope to do so more in the future as I understand that fundraising is vital for this amazing Cancer Wellbeing Centre.”

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