Horne C Cancer Support

The new charity Horne C Cancer was officially launched on Sunday 4th September in great style with over 50 well wishers joining the party. The following day it opened its doors to the public and the volunteers and trustees have been overwhelmed by the positive response from the community. Tragically, the brains behind the project, Stuart Horne, succumbed to the dreaded disease on the eve of the launch so just missed out on seeing his dream become a reality. This, however, has only strengthened the resolve of the members of the charity, to whom Stuart was very dear, including his wife Susan.stuart Susan says: “We’d like those who are interested in volunteering to call into the shop and leave their details and especially those who are interested in training to be Counsellors. We’d also like those with cancer, their families and carers, to let us know what they would like to see happen with the future of Horne C Cancer support. Our aim is to be able to provide a service and for the profits go back into helping those who need it most. Their input would be brilliant because then we will have a better idea of where to go from here.” They have now started work on the second phase of the project which is to provide a drop-in centre for sufferers of cancer and other degenerative diseases in the town and surrounds. The centre will be a welcoming and friendly place for people to come and find support, help and advice, as well as offering workshops and alternative therapies. There will also be a cafe providing healthy food and drinks. The shop can be found at the ex-HSBC bank which has been given a beautiful facelift by the charity volunteers. Have a look – you’ll be impressed! Donations of household goods, books, toys and small items of furniture will be gratefully received. The shop opens from 9 am until 4 pm Monday to Saturday. Tel 07790 402 588

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