Like many small charities HHHO have been through significant change since the Coronavirus outbreak. With a huge loss of income generation since March due to most 2020 events to date being cancelled / postponed, plus a huge increase in demand for us delivering remote support including the implementation of new services, we started to look at funding the lifeline support we deliver. Without the funds we simply cannot make the impact we do on the cancer community.
We are delighted that we have been selected by the National Lottery Community fund to be able to continue delivering a range of counselling, listening and welfare call services to adults and children, along with support to help us create daily informal workshops which will support the cancer community. Our Project and workshops ‘Cancer & Covid: Adapting, Managing and Empowering change’ has started and will continue to run for a minimum of 6 months.
Georgie Moseley, Founder of HHHO who created the work based on the feedback and need that was identified by the counselling team said “We are thrilled to be given the opportunity to provide a very unique offering to the cancer community, only made possible by The National Lottery Community Fund. Those affected by cancer are very vulnerable and understandbly have heightened fears and anxieties around cancer and Covid-19. We have supported them since the outbreak and the demand on our counselling and listening service is increasing all the time.
With the restrictions lifting, after a period of time in self isolation, these vulnerable people are finding it extremely difficult to re-integrate into society again. We are currently planning all the workshops which we will announce dates for these in September. I truly believe that these will help clients overcome some of their fears and without doubt support them to adapt and manage the change whilst empower them to move forwards safely into society once again.
We cannot thank TNLC fund enough for their support and belief in this project. Our general fundraising which is how we usually survive has been hit hard since the Coronavirus outbreak. Our clients and the rest of the cancer community need us now more than ever and without funding now from other sources we would not be able to deliver such important work. We look forward to making a bigger difference thanks to TNL fund and all who take part and play. Thank you!”
Anyone that is affected by cancer and finding it hard through Covid-19 should get in touch with us immediately to find out how we can support them and also register their interest in attending the free workshops which we will be announcing soon.