Improving the lives of cancer patients

Thanks to your donations, Cancer United is able offer a range of cancer support services open to everyone affected by cancer; patients – family, friends and carers whatever race, creed or religious denomination from all walks of life.

Your money helps Cancer United to provide integrated support for cancer patients to get their lives back on track after diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

Many beneficiaries of our cancer services come from areas identified statistically as ‘socially deprived’. Those in society experiencing the most significantly pronounced health inequalities in Adur and Arun.

A high percentage of cancer patients and survivors feel that medical interventions have become the norm; that they have little or no control over their lives. They can feel isolated, alone and frightened, emotions which they often hide to be brave for their families. To assist in overcoming these doubts and fears, we have two established support groups, one in Worthing and one in Littlehampton, at which members can meet every week.

As well as the pastoral benefits that Cancer United can offer, we have a physical activity initiative called ‘CU Fitter’. This project delivers a range of physical exercise programmes specifically developed for cancer patients, at all stages of their cancer journey – the point of diagnosis, during treatment and recovery.

To compliment the exercise, Cancer United also provides a suite of psychological and personalised supportive interventions proven to increase patients' survival rates and quality of life (Source: SHORE-C).

Our support group and specialist cancer exercise facility is patronised by some 500 cancer sufferers in Sussex, many of whom are over seventy.

Cancer United - A small local charity with a big impact, thanks to you.

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Our Cancer Network

  • Our cancer network includes:
  • Clinical nurse specialists
  • Oncologists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Anaesthetists
  • GPs
  • Wellbeing hubs
  • Other cancer support organisations – Macmillan, St Barnabas Hospice Worthing

Outreach project

Cancer United’s Outreach project was officially launched in February. This 31ft support and information bus has been a two year project. Like the Macmillan support buses it visits all parts of the community - garden centres, retail parks and Hospitals inviting folks onboard to learn about the Cancer United services.

Pop-up Gym

Our pop-up gym is a van full of small gym equipment which goes out to third-party venues to offer classes to cancer patients.

Contact

If you have any questions about Cancer United, or would like to join our regular support groups, we would love to hear from you.

Call us on 01903 779880 or email us at: enquiries@cancerunited.org.uk.

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People’s Postcode Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Our project received £15,000 from the Trust to build the CU Fitter Rehab Gym. In 2017, the Project received £20,000 towards the purchase of the CU Fitter Minibus.

Cancer United is a registered charity in England and Wales No.: 1155747
Trustees: Kathryn Hall - Heidi Harris - Dr Sankha Mitra - Matt Owen - Victoria Read - Erica Sheward - Jan Sheward