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Volunteering Service: Bristol Buddies

Volunteering Service: Bristol Buddies

Practical help and support groups

Bristol Buddies provides people affected by cancer with practical help around the home and local area during and post their cancer treatment. A volunteer will provide short to medium term support, visiting once a week for a couple of hours for up to 12 weeks. They can help with the everyday tasks that we take for granted when we are fit and healthy, but can become difficult when you are dealing with the side effects of your cancer treatment. So whether it is doing some light cleaning, keeping the garden under control, doing the shopping, or just sitting and having a chat, we are happy to help. The service is for people with a cancer diagnosis across all cancer sites. It is open to people living in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. We operate from 9.00am to 7.30pm.

Cancer type(s):

Anal cancer, Bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma), Bladder cancer, Bone cancer, Bone cancer secondary, Bowel cancer, Brain tumours, Brain tumours secondary, Breast cancer in women, Breast cancer DCIS, Breast cancer in men, Breast cancer secondary, Colon and rectal cancer, Cervical cancer, Childrens cancers, Endocrine tumours, Eye cancer (ocular melanoma), Fallopian tube cancer, Gall bladder cancer, Head & neck cancers, Kaposis sarcoma, Kidney cancer, Larynx cancer, Leukaemia, Leukaemia acute lymphoblastic, Leukaemia acute myeloid, Leukaemia chronic lymphocytic, Leukaemia chronic myeloid, Liver cancer, Liver cancer secondary, Lung cancer, Lung cancer secondary, Lymph node cancer secondary, Lymphoma, Lymphoma Hodgkin, Lymphoma non-Hodgkin, Melanoma, Mesothelioma, Myeloma, Neuroendocrine tumours, Ovarian cancer, Oesophageal (gullet) cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Penis cancer, Prostate cancer, Pseudomyxoma peritonei, Skin cancer, Small bowel cancer, Soft tissue sarcomas, Spinal cord tumours, Stomach cancer, Testicular cancer, Thymus cancer, Thyroid cancer, Trachea (windpipe) cancer, Unknown primary cancer, Vagina cancer, Vulva cancer and Womb (endometrial) cancer

Adults

We offer:

  • Befriending
  • Home visiting

Catchment area:

Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset

  • Opening times:

    This service offers support between 09.00 - 19.30 Monday to Friday

Interested in joining us?

Just come along to our next meeting, or get in touch with us on the details below.

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