Help for Cancer sufferers in Hornsea

A special new charity has just been born and is soon to begin its journey from its base on Newbegin in what was the HSBC bank until it closed several years ago. The charity is the brainchild of Stuart Horne and his wife Susan. Stuart is currently undergoing cancer treatment and attended the Penny Brohn ‘Living Well with Cancer’ workshops at the Parish Hall. As a result of meeting other cancer sufferers and becoming aware of how many others in our town are affected by the dreaded disease, it occurred to him that if people could receive support and help here in the town rather than having to make endless and tiring trips through to Castle Hill, their quality of life and chances of overcoming the illness could be greatly enhanced. Susan says: “The charity is called HCCS – Cancer Support in the community and the surrounding areas of Hornsea. We are a not for Profit Charity and our aim is to establish a drop in centre where people suffering with Cancer, their families, friends and those touched by Cancer will be able to access advice, information, support and help within the centre. We want to provide a centre that can offer Counselling, Group Therapy, Reiki Healing and workshops. There will also be an independent Health Food Café offering home grown organic foods with advice on nutrition and healthy eating options. The Charity shop will help to generate the funding needed to support the drop in centre which will be opening within a few weeks at the HSBC bank, 22 Newbegin where all donations will be gratefully accepted in the weeks leading up to the shop opening. There are a couple of Fund raising evenings planned for Friday the 16th of September and Friday the 2nd of December details of which will follow soon. We also hope to see you all at the Hornsea Carnival and the Motorbike festival where we will have a stall. There will be multiple avenues of support and information, in the local community and for the local community, all under one roof. And because we are a small not for profit making group we can deal directly with the people of Hornsea.” If you would like to get involved or find out more please contact Susan and Stuart at: [email protected] Tel: 01964 537680

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