Vital fundraisers are needed to help causes

Cancer United's head Jan Sheward

Cancer United's head Jan Sheward

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FUNDRAISERS are needed to help whip one Angmering-based cancer charity’s new fitness service into shape.

Cancer United, which was only given charitable status in February this year, launched a £50,000 fundraising appeal in September to help get its innovative fitness project off the ground.

The organisation will be setting up a bespoke rehabilitation service, based in Station Road, Angmering, to offer cancer patients a chance to improve their overall fitness and get back on their feet after operations and treatment.

And as part of this project, the charity is seeking volunteers from across the Gazette area to become dedicated fundraisers to help the organisation reach its target.

The role would need someone who is driven, enthusiastic and always willing to come up with new innovative ideas to drum-up extra cash for the good cause.

For more about the role, or any other mentioned this week, please call Volunteer Now! on 01243 864220, email volunteernow@vaac.org.uk or see www.vaac.org.uk

Other opportunities for the Gazette area’s prospective volunteers this week include:

Help is needed at Safe in Sussex, which provides life-changing refuge accommodation for women and their children fleeing domestic abuse, is in need of someone to help it boost its coffers.

Refuge workers provide both practical and emotional support to women, while children’s workers deliver one-to-one sessions to the youngsters based at the refuge.

More recently, they have begun delivering educational programmes to young people helping them to make safe healthy relationships, understand domestic abuse, safely leave an abusive relationship and know where to get the appropriate support.

A fundraiser would be needed to help organise community events, as well as working alongside fundraising and marketing managers.

West Sussex Parent Carer Forum is also looking for an assistant to generate more cash for the cause.

The forum is a membership organisation for parents and carers from across West Sussex.

Its mission is to bring about positive change for families and young people with any additional needs or disability.

The role of a fundraiser is vital in the forum achieving this ambition.

Assistants’ tasks vary from day to day and could include assisting with funding applications, community fundraising and discovering new funding opportunities to help the charity.