Even though we’re apart, we’re still Sheffield Together

Cavendish Cancer Care, an independent charity based in Sheffield, is encouraging people to get ‘Sheffield Together’ while we’re apart by joining in a fundraising fun run route – on their doorstep.

Last year more than 130 runners, joggers and walkers powered through a new route around Ecclesall Woods to raise £7,718 for Cavendish services which are dedicated to offering free of charge support to cancer patients and their loved ones.

This year is going to be different, but with the same aim as always – to raise as much money as possible, to continue providing life changing therapy for families affected by cancer.

On March 7, pop on the trainers and enjoy the great outdoors, right on your doorstep.

Supported by partner sponsor Atherton Godfrey Solicitors, there will be fundraising goodies up for grabs. If you reach £55 individual sponsorship, you’ll receive a Sheffield Together t-shirt, and £110 individual sponsorship, a #TeamCav medal, too.

Matthew Gascoyne, senior solicitor at Atherton Godfrey, said: “We are thrilled to be able to support Cavendish with Sheffield Together again this year. After a successful 2020 event, we have seen how hard charities like Cavendish Cancer Care have been hit by the pandemic. We encourage everyone to get outdoors and be together in spirit with us on March 7.”

To sign up, visit www.sheffieldtogether.co.uk. For more information, get in touch on
hello@cavcare.org.uk or call the Fundraising Office on 0114 275 4070.

 

 

Older Sheffielder receives vaccine thanks to charity’s pandemic help

An older Sheffielder who struggles to walk has hailed a charity scheme for helping him to get his virus vaccine.

Roy Helliwell, aged 78, reached his appointment thanks to   (SCCCC), who are escorting existing service users in an extension to one of their flagship schemes.

The father of three says the two SCCCC team members who drove him to his appointment and kept him company while there helped him to overcome his anxieties about the jab.

Roy said: “The two ladies who took me were really good to me. I was a bit nervous, so one of them, Emma, stood with me whilst I was waiting. One advantage of someone talking to me, was my worries went, and I didn’t even know I’d had the jab. Her chatting to me for the 15 minutes after was also a welcome relief.”

Emma Ward, Hospital to Home team member, said: “Roy was a delight to escort to his vaccine. I was allowed to escort him into the surgery and wait with him in the queue.

“We had a wonderful time waiting in the queue, and we talked about Roy’s wonderful marriage and the strong bond he has now with his sister-in-law who lives in Canada and who he plays online Scrabble with!

“It’s fantastic that as part of SCCCC we get to be able to provide this kind of additional support, particularly at such a crucial moment for the nation’s older people.”