BIG funding for Aurora Centre Worksop

Aurora Wellbeing Centre in Worksop is set to help more women affected by cancer move forward with their lives, thanks to a National Lottery Awards for All grant of £9,070.

Aurora Worksop, based in the Old Library Building, has been awarded the funding to set up ‘Time to Grow’ cancer survivors support group. The group called ‘Time to Grow’ provides a forum to talk openly about their experiences.

Sessions will include guest speakers, bespoke activities and events, as well as offering ongoing emotional support and information.

Anna Shaw, care navigator at Aurora Wellbeing Centre in Worksop explained,

“For many women diagnosed with cancer, once the intense treatment and professional support slows down, this is the time they require the greatest support. There is often a feeling of being left alone to get on with things, leading to feelings of isolation, so setting up ‘Time to Grow’ will provide access to informal social support, alongside relevant practical information relating to cancer.

“We know that talking to people who have similar experiences and shared anxieties, can give reassurance and provide on-going support, and this is an incredibly positive and powerful approach to aid recovery.”

Every year, more people in Bassetlaw are diagnosed with cancer than the national average, and in 2017 Aurora supported 787 people with a cancer diagnosis.

Support is available for anyone living with a cancer diagnosis or a long-term health condition, including their family members and carers, in the Bassetlaw area.

BIG’s Awards for All programme offers grants of between £300 and £10,000 to social and environmental projects that will benefit local communities. Find out more.

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