Our Mission Statement: To alleviate physical, mental or financial distress or hardship of persons living locally and their families and friends affected by cancer, by financial support, holding support meetings, home visits, or provision of transport to hospital.
Finance is obtained by holding fund-raising events or through charitable donations. Charity Registration - 1085911
Bosom Friends has now been running as a cancer support group for 12 years now, and with the help of local people and businesses, we have raised over two hundred and fifty thousand pounds. The group support people in the Pendle, Craven and Ribble Valley areas, who are suffering with cancer, this could be individuals, or families. In fact anyone, any age, and any type of cancer.
The group tries to give practical help to people, e.g. help with transport costs for hospital visits, and help with petrol costs, heating, medical equipment, etc. The group has also helped terminal children to have trips to Lapland, Disney World, or just a week-end break for families and individuals. The group are all volunteers, which consist of four trustees, Fundraisers, and group members.
We have a monthly members meeting on the last Wednesday of each month at Earby Fire Station in Earby, where our members and any member of the public can have a cuppa, a laugh and a chat to people who have been through the trauma of cancer, and share their own experiences.
We find this is a very important part of our group activities, where people can talk to each other, and open up and seek help from others. Any help or financial aid that is given to anyone, is given on a strictly confidential basis, the names of the persons only known to the trustees and the charities comission. The group have often helped other cancer charaties and donated money to local doctors surgeries for cancer relieving equipment. In a nutshell that is the bones of our group, but in reality, it goes much further, home visits, talking to people who have just been diagnosed, helping the bereaved, holding fundraising events and raffles.
If you would like more information on our group or would like to offer assistance in any way we would love to see you in our shop at Ellis House, Barnoldswick..
Mon: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Tues: 10:00am to 12:00am
Wed: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Thur: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Fri: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Sat: 10:00am to 12:00am