Sheffield charity seeks 250 'local heroes' in launch of new challenge

The search is on to find 250 willing volunteers to take part in a fundraising charity challenge.

Thursday, 16th January 2020, 11:14 am
Updated Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, 1:47 pm
Raising money by running
Raising money by running

The search is on to find 250 willing volunteers to take part in a fundraising charity challenge.

Sheffield-based Cavendish Cancer Care has launched its new challenge for 2020: The 250 Challenge.

The charity is looking for 250 local heroes, who will pledge to raise £250, because the government funding that Cavendish Cancer Care receives only keeps it running for two weeks each year.

Cavendish Cancer Care relies almost entirely on the generosity of local people to keep its doors open to the 1,900 local families who turn to them each year.

The challenge runs for 250 days but can take as much or as little of this time as is needed.

You can do anything you like to raise the money, whether that’s running, baking, cycling, arts and crafts, or something else entirely.

Cavendish Cancer Care supports people affected by cancer in South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire - including family, carers and loved ones as well as patients themselves. They also support children through a specialised Young People’s Service all of which is provided on a free of charge basis.

Cressida, aged 58, is one of the 1,900 people who benefitted from Cavendish services in 2019. After being diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour “out of the blue”, Cressida came to Cavendish for support.

She said: “Cavendish taught me coping techniques, which helped me get through my radiotherapy sessions without getting panicked or upset.

“One of the things I really appreciate about Cavendish is its connection to conventional healthcare - I’ve always felt safe there.

“You can put your trust in them, because they take care of people with cancer every day.

“Cavendish have been a big part of helping me to keep going on my journey.”

Sign up to the 250 Challenge today at cavcare.org.uk/250challenge.

Contact the team on 0114 275 4070 or [email protected] for more information.

Cavendish Cancer Care is a local independent charity based at the Tim Pryor Centre in Sheffield.

Ity provides a range of therapies for patients, their carers and their children.

Therapies include reiki, shiatsu, counselling, hypnotherapy, acupuncture, aromatherapy art therapy, art therapy and play therapy.