Penny Brohn wins lottery grant

PUBLISHED: 09:00 25 July 2015

Penny Brohn Cancer Care

Penny Brohn Cancer Care


A Pill-based cancer charity has received a lottery grant worth nearly £500,000.

Penny Brohn Cancer Care, based in Chapel Pill Lane, will use the £491,000 Big Lottery Fund grant to help fund its Living Well with the Impact of Cancer course around the country.

The Living Well course is designed to complement medical treatment for cancer, whilst giving clear information and a range of options around self-care.

It offers information on healthy eating, the importance of physical activity and managing stress and relationships, as well as self-help tools to help people cope with and have some control over their cancer diagnosis and the impact of treatment. The course is offered to adults over the age of 18 with a cancer diagnosis and their close family and friends.

Francesca Barnes, chairman of Penny Brohn, said: “We are extremely pleased and proud to have won this lottery funding.

“We will be able to deliver more of our services to hundreds of men and women living with cancer throughout the UK.

“Through the Living Well courses we help people help themselves to manage the impact of cancer and the consequences of treatment.”

Michael Connors, director of services, added: “We’re delighted our Pill-based charity continues to reach beyond the South West to help thousands of people living with cancer. The South West should be proud to have such a vital charity leading the way in cancer care.”

The three-year funding will make it possible to run 40 Living Well courses in the UK each year, helping a total of 1,440 people affected by cancer.

Penny Brohn was also the chosen charity at the recent Nailsea and Backwell Beer and Cider Festival which is expected to have raised between £6-7,000.

For more information on Penny Brohn Cancer Care and the Living Well with the Impact of Cancer course, click here

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