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Charities join together to help cancer victims access free support

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Local community transport charity, Beverley Community Lift, have joined forces with Penny Brohn Cancer Care charity to help people in Beverley and surrounding areas access a free programme of support for anyone affected by cancer.

More than 2,000 people in East Riding of Yorkshire are diagnosed with cancer each year and nearly 1,000 die of the disease - accounting for 28% of all deaths in the area.

Penny Brohn offer support by hosting a seven session course at Castle Hill Hospital.

The course is aimed at helping people who have been affected by cancer to take back control of their lives and health.

The next course is being held in October 2014 and again in March 2015. Beverley Community Lift wishes to liaise with Penny Brohn in providing transport to enable local people to access these sessions.

Getting there has been a problem in the past and thus the take up of places on the courses has not been as great.

Dr Emma Lewis, Lead Clinical Psychologist, Oncology Health Centre, Castle Hill Hospital supports the programme.

“The feedback from patients and their loved ones who attended Penny Brohn Cancer Care courses is very positive,” she said.

Readers, do you know someone affected by cancer who may benefit from the programme?

For more information and to book free transport from Beverley and surrounding areas, please contact Jan, email manager@bclift.org.uk or phone 01482 868082.

Alternatively visit www.pennybrohncancercare.org/living-well

 

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