Message from our CEO Kate Alden:
“The Helen Rollason Cancer Charity is determined to continue supporting those living with cancer during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Trustees and I are looking at the implications this is having on the Charity and the potential long terms effects. We will endeavour, for as long as it is permissible and safe to do so, to operate all functions of the Charity to the best of our ability.
Our income for the next 12 weeks is budgeted at £160,000. Our shops, where possible, are trading but who knows for how long. Community fundraising events are being cancelled and our flagship events are being postponed.
However I am pleased to say where possible our counsellors are still keeping appointments with clients via telephone calls or online video calling and my colleagues and I have been reaching out to isolated clients unable to leave their homes to offer reassurance and a friendly ear.
I am asking you, our fantastic supporters to help us get through these unprecedented times. We have launched a new online fundraising campaign which you can find by using the button below.
Of course Covid-19 is at the forefront of all of our minds, but even once it has calmed down, cancer will still be there. On average 1,000 people in the UK will face a cancer diagnosis every day and 450 others will die. Please help us support them, both now during this time of unrest, and in the months and years to come.
At a time where the future is uncertain I would like to thank you for your continued support and I hope you and your family are safe and well.”
Kate Alden – CEO Helen Rollason Cancer Charity