Dallas came into the fold in 2003 when she was diagnosed with cancer. After her initial treatment she returned to work as a teacher, but soon discovered she was not the same person. However, this coincided with Cavendish needing admin support, and now she works in our finance department. She felt that, in whatever way she could, that she needed to help keep the doors open for others who would hear that same awful word. Life is good, shared with her dog Archie, who features regularly in Cavendish pictures!
Community & Outreach Manager
Before taking an early retirement, Kim worked for a large housing organisation, as director of their specialist / supported housing service. Following that, she trained in France in the preparation of natural beauty products and perfumes, and set up a natural beauty company. Kim started to work for Cavendish Cancer Care in 2017, as an Information Coordinator at the Cancer Information Hub based in Sheffield Moor Market. She took up her post as Community & Outreach Manager in March 2019. Kim is responsible for managing the service out in the community, including the Cancer Information Hub, Chesterfield Outreach Service, and Cavendish Cancer Buddies. In her spare time, Kim enjoys spending time with her granddaughter, and continues to make beauty products.
Information Hub Worker
Karen started as a Cavendish volunteer in 2018 doing data work and then some cover at the Cancer Information Hub in the Moor Market Sheffield, where she now works as Information Hub Worker. Karen enjoys talking to people in the market and provides information about cancer awareness, health promotion and screening. The role also involves providing support and information for anyone affected by a diagnosis of cancer and signposting to other services and organisations. Karen is also involved with the use of social media to for health promotion and messaging.
Karen says you are never too old for tech and helped to set up the Cavendish online relax class through Covid-19. After a career in Housing & Community engagement, she set up a coaching business and often gets asked to speak about life issues on Radio Sheffield even though it was scary at first. She loves climbing mountains, walking, art and runs Sheffield Underground Cake Club. Karen remembers how Cavendish helped her family and how the experience shaped how she chooses to work and enjoy life to the full today.
When you arrive you will be greeted by one of our friendly reception team who will welcome you with tea, coffee and biscuits. The team is supported by a number of valued volunteers who all make sure we offer a calming and warm reception to all our clients and their loved ones.