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Cavendish Cancer Care is a charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for people living with cancer. No one should face cancer alone, so we provide emotional support through counselling and complementary therapies. Our services are provided free of charge and are funded through donations.
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Sitting in my first session I was thinking. "What is talking to somebody going to do? Talking to you isn't going to take this away." Anna my assessor, was calm. She said, "You're right I can't take it away. So let's concentrate on what I can do for you." That's what Cavendish are brilliant at ... we just focused on things I could change, not what I couldn't.
Our family are talkers and usually we can talk about our feelings, but not this. There had been no major illnesses in our family at that point so there was no frame of reference for us to help place things into context. Cavendish helped me make sense of things.
The doctors and nurses had been lovely but they're there to talk about the medical things it's the other side of it, your emotions, that you need to deal with.
Our friends at The Old House on Division Street along with one of their best customers are coming together to host an evening of glitz and glamour to raise funds for us. Steve Allen a regular and valued face at The Old House decided to do something a little different to celebrate his birthday this year and his original idea has spiralled into a full on night of fun and fundraising for us. Do not miss this evening of signature cocktails, drinks offers and loads of fund besides.
It is very difficult to say how I would have coped without the support of Cavendish Cancer Care. I feel that there is a really need for support of this kind during a very difficult stage in a persons life. It is important to treat the whole person, not just focus on the disease. The face that it is a charity, not financially supported by a government, doesn't make sense to me.