Local woman Clare Towner has been a Speak Up volunteer since June 2015 and says, "My son has had cancer so I know how important it is that people see their GP when they notice changes. I love volunteering with Albion in the Community in the Speak Up team. The training really helped me to overcome any shyness about talking to people about cancer and I have been to fun days, community groups and businesses and always come out smiling because I know we have made a difference.”
Speak Up Against Cancer volunteers help people to be pro-active about knowing the early signs and symptoms of cancer and encourage them to seek medical help when they notice changes that might be cancer.
Our volunteers are positive, enthusiastic and happy to talk to people about what can be a sensitive subject. There is a great team atmosphere and we provide training and regular meetings with guest speakers, so our volunteers are equipped to do this important work.
We don’t ask for a regular time commitment, we will work with you to find the best role to suit your skills and time available. We take part in events, fun days and local roadshows, chatting to people about signs and symptoms. We give and send out information leaflets and posters and attend workplaces, delivering talks and seminars to audiences of all sizes.
You don’t have to have had cancer to be a Speak Up volunteer – although if you have, then your unique experience can help to show local people that life after cancer is a positive time.
Otherwise, you just need to have a positive attitude to early detection and appreciate the difference this can make – it can save lives.
To talk about what you can bring to this great volunteering team, please call Sue Brown direct on 01273 878261 or drop us an email.