19 May 2015
Some of the team at last year's event L-R Linda Turner (Macmillan Community Support and Information Manager), Anne Brown, Sylvia Nixon (Macmillan volunteers), Emma Reynolds (Local MP), Jack Turner (Macmillan volunteer)
Macmillan Cancer Support are taking over Wolverhampton on Friday 5 June, with events held across the city.
They'll include a free Cancer Awareness and Support event from 10am - 3pm at the Wulfrun Shopping Centre providing information, advice and support to anyone who is interested in finding out more about cancer.
This year’s takeover follows on from the success of the first Cancer Awareness and Support Day which was held last year. The event is supported by Wolverhampton City Council, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, PACT and local charities and healthcare organisations. It'll be an opportunity to meet local healthcare professionals and charity representatives as well as to ask some questions and learn more about all aspects of cancer.
Throughout the day there will also be Work and Cancer training for local businesses from 9:30am - 11:30am at Wolverhampton Race Course where they can find out more about the policies and resources they can put in place to support employees affected by cancer in the workplace. Volunteers from RBS in Wolverhampton will be holding a collection for Macmillan at the train station.
Linda Turner, Macmillan Community Support and Information Manager in Wolverhampton said: 'This time last year we hosted the first Wolverhampton Cancer Awareness and Support Day and it’s a testament to the success of that event that this year it has grown into a city-wide takeover. The support from the local community has been fantastic, from the team at New Cross Hospital to the local Macmillan Boots team, volunteers from RBS, the staff at Compton Hospice, and so many more. Everyone has been so enthusiastic to be involved.
'Whether you just want to find out more about what signs and symptoms you need to look out for, or you're undergoing treatment and want to find out how to manage your side effects, or maybe you're caring for someone with cancer and are looking for some local support – there is something for everyone so do drop in. We want to help make everyone in Wolverhampton aware of all the support that is out there locally so people don’t have to face a diagnosis of cancer alone.'
For more information about this event, contact Linda Turner on 01902 550089 or email firstname.lastname@example.org