A warm welcome to all our supporters! We hope this newsletter finds you well and that our monthly update of what the East London Programme has been up to proves informative.
Cancerkin’s Awareness events The East London team has been busy working in different areas of East London helping to raise breast awareness in the local community.
In February we held two awareness events in the borough of Tower Hamlets and one in Dalston, Hackney: on 3 February, we visited the Health Wisdom Group in Exmouth Community Hall, Tower Hamlets, on 11 February we were invited to the Brady Centre Women’s Group, Whitechapel and on 17 February we were pleased to attend the AgeWell group in Dalston.
At these locations we were asked to deliver a presentation on the importance of breast awareness, how to check your breasts for any changes that could be a cause for concern and the mammogram screening process offered by the NHS. Feedback from all three events was overwhelmingly positive and many said they left knowing much more about the risks associated with breast cancer and the best approach to mitigate them.
Many thanks to Nurun Nessa for arranging the event with the Health Wisdom Group, to Sabiha Khanam for inviting us to the Brady Centre and co-ordinating event, and to Juliet Formby for arranging our introduction to the AgeWell group and Louise Owen for facilitating the awareness talk.
Update on Monitoring and Evaluation of the Programme The external Monitoring and Evaluation for the East London Programme, co-ordinated by Queen Mary University of London, is nearing the end of its first interview phase. Twenty-two of our patients have given their time to discuss the impact of our support services on their well-being providing valuable feedback for the programme.
We would like to say a big thank you to all of you and encourage those who would like to give their feedback to get in touch. To give your thoughts on how the programme is run and how you would like to see it progress, please contact the East London team on email@example.com or 0207 830 2310.
Recruitment for Awareness Ambassadors now open! The East London team are currently recruiting Breast Cancer Awareness Ambassadors whom we can train as volunteers to organise and deliver awareness events alongside local community organisations.
This is an exciting opportunity that can enable participants to develop skills in event management, health promotion, organisation and communication. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about delivering the vital message of breast awareness.
If this is a role that interests you or you know of someone who would make a committed Ambassador please get in touch with us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0207 830 231