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Cancer support charity receives Persimmon's backing

Added on: 25th October, 2017 by Samantha_10597

Cancer support charity receives Persimmon's backing

Last Updated:
Wed, 25 October 2017

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A Middlesex charity which supports people affected by cancer has secured £1,000 funding from a leading UK housebuilder.

The Nightingale Cancer Support Centre has been awarded the cash as part of Persimmon Homes’ Community Champions scheme that allows charities and groups to apply for a share of a local pot of £24,000 each year.

The charity aims to provide a much needed layer of support for those with, or affected by, cancer across the borough of Enfield.

Vicki Tofts said: “We are available right from the critical point of cancer diagnosis to after the loss of a loved one.”

She said The Nightingale is committed to people touched by cancer, and finding ways of enhancing their quality of life and helping them cope, whatever their circumstances. Services include specialist treatments, complimentary therapies and practical support such as their HOPE course – Help Overcome Problems Effectively.

“HOPE is a 6 week course helping people to move forward after cancer. Many people struggle with long-term health problems caused by cancer and its treatment, while others need psychological support to cope. HOPE helps people ‘get back to a new normal’.

“All of our services are provided free of charge and are available to people with cancer, family members, carers, friends and colleagues. This wonderful donation from Persimmon Homes will allow us to continue this community service.”

Mark Brown, Head of Sales at Persimmon Homes North London, said: “Many people will know someone who has had cancer and the effect it can have on them and their families. The Nightingale Centre does fantastic work and we are delighted to support them.

“As always it was a difficult decision to select our Community Champions but I would encourage any charity or organisation that missed out this time to apply again.”

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