A toast to the volunteers helping Bassetlaw cancer patients

From the moment of diagnosis to the tentative steps after treatments have finished, Aurora’s team of volunteers help support people affected by cancer in Bassetlaw.

Volunteers at Aurora Wellbeing Centers have this week been thanked for their valuable contributions, with an invitation to enjoy a complimentary cuppa and a scone, to mark Volunteers’ Week, which ran from 1-7 June.

The Aurora Wellbeing Centre, based in the old library buildings on Memorial Avenue Worksop, offers a free package of support for people in Bassetlaw affected by cancer, and this week they thanked their team of over 40 dedicated volunteers for all their contributions, whilst encouraging new faces to come along and find out how they might lend a hand.

Debra Fores, general manager at Aurora Centre, explained:

“Our volunteers are at the heart of everything Aurora does, from welcoming people through our doors, to ensuring we can offer bespoke support at any point of someone’s cancer journey.

“The skills our volunteers bring comes in all shapes and sizes, and it’s this diverse mix of experience that makes our team such a special resource. The support from all the volunteers is invaluable and the centre would not operate without them.”

Mary Unwin is a volunteer at Aurora Centre in Worksop, she explained the satisfaction she gets from Volunteering:

“Volunteering has been such a positive experience and it is so rewarding to give something back in this way. Working as part of the Aurora team is wonderful and I have made many friends over the years. I encourage anyone to try volunteering, and never underestimate what skills you have and what a difference you can make.”

Charities across the UK held events during Volunteers Week 1-7 June, to thank their volunteers and celebrate the power of volunteering to bring communities together. Last year more than 900 events took place, from awards ceremonies to tea parties and barbecues.

Aurora Wellbeing Centre in Worksop offers a wide range of support services and therapies to help people undergoing and recovering from treatments related to cancer. These include counselling, mindfulness and wellbeing sessions, advice on skin care, hair loss, and professional beauty treatments.

The Centre is open from 9 am – 4.30 pm Monday to Friday, and anyone who would like information about any services should pop into reception or contact 01909 470985.

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