Tamworth Wellbeing & Cancer Support Centre
‘Most importantly of all, we just offer a listening ear and somebody to chat to.’
Tamworth Wellbeing & Cancer Support Centre helps people who are affected by all cancers, as well as other chronic illnesses and provides a friendly place for anyone needing support or information about living with, or after diagnosis.
What is Tamworth Wellbeing & Cancer Support Centre?
The charity started in 2010 as a way to provide extra emotional support that hospitals often aren’t able to provide to cancer patients due to time constraints and work pressures. Since then, the charity has grown, and people with a variety of conditions have approached the charity for that extra level of support.
The centre has just one paid member of staff and is run almost exclusively by volunteers who work hard to help bridge the gap between clinical and home environments. As well as a place to have a coffee and a chat, the centre offers holistic and craft therapies, wig and bra fitting and styling, and various wellbeing projects free of charge to all of their service users.
Living with a chronic illness can feel like a very lonely time and Tamworth Wellbeing & Cancer Support Centre is a place full of like-minded people, where people can find someone to talk to who has been through the same experience.
If successful, what will you use your LoveBrum funding for?
Tamworth Wellbeing & Cancer Support Centre wants to help their clients to do something more physical, as this can often be the last thing on peoples’ minds when they are unwell. Their finances can also be compromised when they suffer from a chronic illness, which means they are unable to pay for a gym or fitness class. By providing something like this in an informal setting, with people who all have some kind of illness, it makes it more fun and less intimidating.
£2,000 would cover the cost of one year’s worth of Singing for Health sessions or 18 months worth of sessions of thai chi, meditation, seated yoga and qigong, helping clients with both their physical and mental health during a very difficult time.
Where can people go to find out more about Tamworth Wellbeing & Cancer Support Centre?
Paula Da-Silva, Centre Manager
Tel: 01827 899 590