Last October three generations of a family who live in Whittlesey and Basingstoke shaved their heads and raised £1,065 for the Cancer Wellbeing Service at the Robert Horrell Macmillan Centre situated at Peterborough City Hospital. They all made the trip to bring the donation to the Centre in person this week.
Grandad Ken Almond, father Martin, along with 11 year old Stevie and 7 year old Sami, all braved the shave in the cold winter months. "It was chilly going out the first time", said Stevie, "but we got used to it."
The Cancer Wellbeing Service offers support for anyone affect by cancer, with a drop-in service for a friendly, listening ear. People can access invaluable support such as self-management programmes, art and creative therapies, complementary therapies such as acupuncture, emotional support, financial support and information.
Nan Carol Almond has used the facilities at the Robert Horrell Centre. She said “It gave me a lot of confidence. I would recommend it to anyone - it gives you the tools to think about things when you’re struggling at home.”
Rebecca Hardy, Macmillan Cancer Centre Manager, said “This was a fabulous team effort from the whole family to raise such a big amount for our Cancer & Wellbeing Service. On behalf of the centre, I would like to thank the Almond family. Donations help us to increase the range of support options available to people affected by cancer and we look forward to supporting more visitors in the same way experienced by Carol.”
If you would like to know more about the service, please contact 01733 678570.
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