U105 joins forces with Friends of the Cancer Centre for World Cancer Day

Ahead of World Cancer Day on Saturday 4th February, Friends of the Cancer Centre will be joining forces with U105 to give an insight into the vital treatment and care being provided to patients and the difference this is making to thousands of people across Northern Ireland. 

On Friday 3rd February, the day before World Cancer Day, Carolyn Stewart will present U105 Lunch live from the Northern Ireland Cancer Centre in Belfast.  World Cancer Day is an international awareness day where people around the globe show their support for all those impacted by cancer.  Here in Northern Ireland, Friends of the Cancer Centre will be highlighting the care and support available to those impacted by cancer locally, by giving an insight into the day to day life of the Cancer Centre in Belfast.  The charity will be joined on air by staff and patients to discuss the types of treatment provided, the progress being made in cancer care through research, as well as what support is available to help alleviate some of the side effects of a cancer diagnosis and treatment .  Friends of the Cancer Centre plays a vital role in the great work being undertaken, by investing over £1 million into local cancer services every year. This includes funding and supporting 44 additional members of staff, proving practical support such as financial grants which help families through a difficult time and investing in locally led research which is finding new and improved ways to treat many different types of cancer.

Looking ahead to the live broadcast on Friday 3rd February, Colleen Shaw, Chief Executive of Friends of the Cancer Centre, said:

“We are delighted to welcome U105 to the Northern Ireland Cancer Centre and give listeners an insight into the incredible work that takes place in the hospital.

“As a charity, we understand that the Cancer Centre can be a frightening place, particularly for patients and families attending for the first time.  By joining forces with U105 and broadcasting live from the Cancer Centre, we hope we might be able to alleviate some of those fears by giving people an insight into the great care provided by our wonderful healthcare heroes who work tirelessly to care for their patients.  We also want to highlight how donations to the charity are making a difference to the lives of people across Northern Ireland and encourage listeners to show their support and get involved in the charity’s work.”

If you would like to get involved and show your support for Friends of the Cancer Centre, you can:

Donate online: to donate online via JustGiving, please click here

Text donate: text the word FRIENDS to 70660 to donate £3 to Friends of the Cancer Centre (text costs your donation plus network charge. Friends of the Cancer Centre receives 100% of your donation. Obtain bill payer’s permission. Customer care 028 90699393. Charity No NIC101345).

Take part in an event: take on a challenge and raise funds to support the charity’s work.  Find out more about the charity’s upcoming events here.

Join us on U105 Lunch on Friday 3rd February from 12 and find out more about the vital work of Friends of the Cancer Centre at www.friendsofthecancercentre.com

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