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Services update

Our team continues to be busy extending the range of support we are able to offer remotely. This now includes:
  • 1:1 psychological support via telephone/Zoom;
  • workshops on relevant topics such as anxiety, mindfulness and reflexology; and
  • an ever-increasing range of wellbeing activities from singing to yoga.
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Contact our team (support@paulscancersupport.org.uk or 020 7924 3924) if you are interested in accessing any of these services.

Welcome to our new Trustees and Fundraising Manager

In March we were delighted to welcome six new Trustees to our Board. They bring a wealth of experience and a broad range of skills, we are delighted to have them onboard.
You can find out more about our Trustees on our website at https://www.pauls.org.uk/trustees/.

We are also excited to announce our part-time Fundraising Manager, Tara Sherjan, started in post in April. You will hear more from Tara in the coming months as she develops our fundraising plans.

Spotlight on our services

Active Wandsworth Awards

Wandsworth Council’s Active Wandsworth Awards celebrated clubs, volunteers and coaches for all their hard work and exceptional achievements in 2019.
Our Move Dance Feel programme was shortlisted in the "Physical Activity Project of the Year” category and Marilyn Harvey, our Qi Gong instructor, was named as one of the volunteers of the year.

Valuing our volunteers

Marilyn's story

Marilyn Harvey is our volunteer teacher for the Qi Gong Class at Paul’s Cancer Support Centre. Marilyn was recently named one of the Volunteers of the Year at the Active Wandsworth Awards.

Marilyn explains what volunteering at Paul’s means to her:
“I’ve been volunteering with Paul’s for more than 5 years and the time has flown by.

I originally started here because I really wanted to do something rewarding for cancer patients after a close friend was diagnosed. Patients get a rough deal with orthodox treatments – these can be so debilitating. Paul’s has such a lovely, nurturing environment and it is a pleasure to work with the students.
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Qi Gong can be described as a practice that improves a person’s mental and physical health by integrating posture, movement and breathing. There is such a camaraderie in the group and it is good to see people relax, become more flexible and gain confidence with their bodies. I think people really feel that they are healing and improving.”

Are you a Superhero?

Paul's is celebrating National Superhero Day on Friday 24th April and we would love you to join us along with friends, family and colleagues (virtually of course!).
It is really easy to get involved and you can be as creative as you like.
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Write a superhero poem, dress up as a superhero for your daily exercise, post a message of thanks to superheroes you know on our twitter feed (@pcancersupport) using the hashtag #oursuperheroes and make a donation.
Download resources at www.superherointhehome.co.uk, have fun and don’t forget to share your photos.

Paul's is recruiting a permanent Chief Executive

We are looking for a new chief executive who will ensure that the organisation is sustainable for the future, and enable us to continue to provide unique, tailored care. We need an inspirational leader and figurehead who will help raise the organisation’s profile, be credible with key stakeholders and donors, and ensure strong performance from the senior team.
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If you are interested please contact our recruitment partner Rebecca O'Connor at Allen Lane on 07921 336 229 or rebeccaoconnor@allenlane.co.uk. Further information regarding this and role can be found in the Candidate Pack, which can be downloaded from the Allen Lane website - https://www.allenlane.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Pauls-Cancer-Support-Centre-Candidate-Pack-Chief-Executive-Officer.pdf
The closing date for this role is 5pm on Friday 15th May 2020.

Funding our work

Thank you to our local business partners
We are lucky to have the support of LonRes, a local property data company, from 1st April 2020. We are currently updating our fundraising plans in light of the coronavirus pandemic but are very much looking forward to working with LonRes and their network in the coming months.
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On 5th March we were delighted to attend the official launch of the new Sainsbury’s Local store on Battersea Park Road.
Our Wellbeing Officer, Angela Murdock, gratefully accepted a cheque for £500 from the construction company Williams Southern Limited as part of Sainsbury’s Community Spirit Initiative.
Ways to support Paul's as you shop

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