Covid-19 Lockdown Update 2nd November 2020.

Statement from Helen Rollason Cancer Charity CEO Kate Alden

We will sadly be forced to close all Helen Rollason Cancer Charity Support Centres and Charity Shops on Thursday 5th November due to the new lockdown restrictions which were announced at the weekend.

Our three Charity Shops will remain open this week before lockdown measures come into force on Thursday 5th November 2020. If you could make an extra effort to visit one of our Charity Shops in the next three days or make a donation we would be most grateful; you will find plenty to help keep you entertained over the next month and every penny will count.

Our eBay shop remains open online with a wide array of designer clothing, footwear, accessories, DVDs, CDs, books, homeware, toys and much more; click here to take a look. If you have unwanted items you would like to donate to us to sell on our eBay shop then please get in touch so we can arrange safe collection or drop off. Call 01245 380719 or email fundraising@helenrollason.org.uk – we would love to hear from you.

We have also been forced to make the difficult decision to cancel our Christmas Gift Market due to the new lockdown restrictions. Our Fundraising Team will be busy contacting stall holders and people who have purchased tickets over the next few days. Please note all ticket holders costs will be fully refunded. We are disappointed to have had to cancel our event but we will be back in 2021.

Our counsellors will continue to support their clients remotely and we will resume our welfare calls to touch base with clients to let them know we are thinking about them as we did during the last lockdown. We have also created a directory on our website of other agencies and organisations that could provide additional support to clients during this second lockdown; click here to view. We are determined to continue supporting those living with cancer during the Covid-19 pandemic.

We will shortly be releasing tickets for our Winter Raffle with the chance of winning £500 cash and other fabulous prizes. Check back on our website soon for more details.

Helen Rollason Cancer Charity Christmas cards are for sale online; with lots of festive designs to choose from there is something to suit all tastes and at £3.95 for a pack of 10 they are a bargain too – click here to purchase yours today.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our supporters during these difficult times; we are having to adjust again to doing things differently and we thank you for your patience and understanding.

I’d also like to thank our fantastic team of Volunteers, who have stepped up to the mark to re-open our Charity Shops and Support Centres and keep them open over the last 4-5 months.

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.

Thank you.

Kate Alden, CEO.

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