Award hope for cancer base

Kath Boit
Kath Boit

A GARSTANG-based charity is waiting to hear whether it will receive a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK.

Croston House Cancer Help in Garstang has been recommended for an award and an assessor for the scheme has recently visited the centre on Croston Road, Garstang.

Kath Boit, Lead Nurse at the centre is looking forward to the beginning of June when the awards will be announced.

She said: “All the staff and volunteers are very excited but all the good work that is done here could not have been achieved without the magnificent support of our volunteers, the people at Croston House charity shop, the local traders and Sainsburys who have taken us as their charity of the year, plus donations from many individuals and organisations”

Cancer Help offers free, confidential help and advice for all those affected by cancer – patients, carers and family through its two houses, Vine House in Preston and Croston House in Garstang.

The charity aims to improve the quality of life for patients and their carers by making a contribution to their lives through the provision of emotional, physical and social support.

All its services are free of charge. For more information about its services call 01995 606469.

Visitors are welcome Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm. Ring for an appointment.