Where your money goes

As a charity, we depend on donations like yours to improve the quality of life for people living with cancer and their families.

Your support means that we can provide emotional support through counselling and complementary therapies to 1,600 cancer patients, their families and their children every year.

What it costs to provide all our counselling and therapies free of charge

We only receive a small amount of funding from the NHS: enough to keep our doors open for around two weeks. That means that, for the rest of the year, we rely on the generosity of donors and supporters to keep the centre open for the next person who needs us. You can be assured that 100% of all donations goes directly to keeping the charity running, meaning we can continue to support people in our community.

In 2016 it cost over £573,000 to run our charity. Here’s how it was divided up:

  • Charitable activities 80%
  • Administration costs 18%
  • Governance 1%
  • Other 1%

A brighter future

In Autumn 2017 we moved into our new centre, the Tim Pryor Centre, at 34 Wilkinson Street. Our new home includes much improved sound-proofing, more comfortable furniture and a greater number of car parking spaces so that travelling to the centre doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. Whilst these may seem small details, they make such a big difference to people accessing our services.

We’ll be having a grand opening and everyone who has donated, whatever the amount, is invited. If you’d like to contribute, please donate generously.

“When I founded Cavendish Cancer Care some 25 years ago, I never imagined that we would become so embedded into the cancer support system in our region. Thanks to the generosity of people like you, we can support the next 20,000 families through our doors at a time when they need us most.”

David Simons
Founder and Life President

If you’d like to find out a more, have a read of our 2016-2017 Annual Report