Bags of Help for Worksop cancer charity

The Aurora Wellbeing Centre in Worksop, is set to receive a £4000 boost as part of supermarket Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative.

Customers shopping at Worksop’s Gateford Road Tesco, cast their vote in store, to decide how the grants of £4000, £2000 and £1000 (raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores) should be awarded.

The Aurora Wellbeing Cente charity, which supports local people and their families living with a cancer diagnosis, are committed to using the £4000 Bags of Help investment to set up a Prostate Cancer Programme, to offer physical and emotional support for people in Bassetlaw with a Prostate Cancer diagnosis.

Debra Fores, General Manager at Aurora Wellbeing Centre explains:

“During the past year there has been a significant rise in the most common types of cancer, including prostate cancer, so this programme and support group will provide an opportunity to meet others who have faced a similar diagnosis and provide a safe haven for individuals to share experiences together and move forward in life, as we understand that cancer doesn’t suddenly stop when treatment does.

“The Aurora Wellbeing Centre is entirely reliant on fundraising to support local cancer patients and their families in Bassetlaw, so winning this has made a considerable difference.”

Natalie Hartley, Service Manager at Tesco, said:

“We are absolutely delighted to support a wonderful local organisation by running the Bags of Help campaign. Aurora is such a worthy cause and we can’t wait to see the project come to life. We encourage more groups and organisations to apply for future grants.”

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to run the funding scheme, which sees pots of cash raised from the 5p bag levy being awarded to local outdoor community projects, with three shortlisted every two months to receive the cash awards.

Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered around £30 million to more than 4600 local community projects up and down the UK.

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



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