17 November 2014
A new online service that connects people affected by cancer with local people able to offer a helping hand has now been extended to residents of Worthing and Adur, following a successful launch in Brighton and Hove earlier this year.
Team Up is a digital project from Macmillan Cancer Support that has been running in Brighton and Hove since February, where people affected by cancer can connect with people in their local community who have a bit of spare time to donate every now and then.
Karen Barford, Community Manager at Team Up, says, “At Macmillan, we know that if you’re affected by cancer - whether you’re a patient or a carer - things like everyday household chores or simply popping to the shops can be more of struggle. That’s why we wanted to develop a free, easy-to-use service that can take care of some of these everyday tasks, which can be real weight off people’s minds during a difficult time.”
“Team Up has been a great success since it was launched in Brighton and Hove earlier this year, with over 120 volunteers signed up through our dedicated website ready to give their time to people affected by cancer. With over 8,600 people diagnosed with cancer across Sussex every year, we’re so excited to be expanding into Worthing and Adur – now we just need local people to join us.”
“If you are affected by cancer and feel you could use a bit of help with small, practical tasks from time to time, please do call us or visit our website to find out more and register. The same goes if you want to lend a hand in your local community – we’d love to hear from you.”
Megan signed up to volunteer her time when the project first launched: “I decided to get involved in Team Up because my best friend had leukaemia and her family didn’t have much support. It’s a simple and easy way to help people affected by cancer.”
Monica heard about the project at her breast cancer support group and became the very first user of the service. Monica says, “It’s a helping hand in one sense, and in another sense it’s support. It’s knowing that there is somebody there to help you when you might be at your lowest.”
How to contact Team Up
If you’d like to sign up to offer help or if you’re in need of support visit www.goteamup.org.uk, email email@example.com or phone 07850 643574.
You can also follow Team Up on Facebook and Twitter for updates.