Older People Living with Cancer

Peer advocates supporting older people affected by cancer

We’ve got Great News!

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We are absolutely delighted to report that out Cancer, Older People and Advocacy pilot project has been given the go ahead by BIG Lottery to submit a full application for Silver Dreams Flagship Funding.

supported by Big Lottery and the Daily Mail

Our application will be submitted by November 15th and will include details of how we plan to upscale the work we’ve already been been doing with our existing partners: Dorset Advocacy, Help and Care, AgeUK Gateshead, Beth Johnson Foundation and Sefton Pensioners’ Advocacy Centre.

If successful in obtaining the additional funding we will bring a number of new partner organisations on board across the country ensuring that far greater numbers of older people affected by cancer benefit from the advocacy services we provide and many more older people who have themselves been affected by cancer can be trained as volunteer advocates to support their peers.

We very much look forward to the challenges ahead. It will be the end of February next year before we find out if we have been successful so watch this space for more news as it becomes available.

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Author: Marie McWilliams

OPAAL's National Development Officer

3 thoughts on “We’ve got Great News!

  1. Fantastic news Marie, Kath and team in delivering the pilot and putting together an exciting new phase!

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  2. Fantastic news! Congratulations Kath!!
    Ron

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  3. This is excellent news and those of us hoping to join with the pilot groups in taking the project forward are very excited about the prospect. Well done to everyone who contributed to the application.

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