Cancer charity is looking for volunteers

Alan Welsh who volunteers at Macmillan Cancer Support Centre.
Alan Welsh who volunteers at Macmillan Cancer Support Centre.
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The Macmillan Cancer Support Centre in Peterlee is looking for volunteers and fundraisers.

Former cancer sufferer lan Welsh already volunteers at the centre,

One year after stopping smoking, he was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. He began chemotherapy, which lasted three months.

During this period, Alan felt low and spent a long time feeling sorry for himself. He then had radiotherapy followed by several years of hospital appointments and check-ups.

With the help of the Macmillan nurses on the chemotherapy ward and the Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre in Peterlee, being there to discuss and explain things to him, and the support of his family and friends, gradually Alan began to accept the cancer had gone from the lung.

The worry stays with Alan even though he is enjoying his life the best he can, but with shortness of breath and the monthly attack of mouth ulcers it’s still a hard for him.

As time went by, Alan realised he could give something back to Macmillan by helping others and he now volunteers at the Macmillan Cancer Support Centre in Peterlee. This has changed his life and the work gives him great satisfaction and he is enjoying the fact he can help other people going through such a difficult Journey.

If you can support Macmillan by volunteering at the local Macmillan Cancer Support and Information Centre, based in the Castledene Shopping Centre, Peterlee, or by choosing Macmillan as your charity partner in 2016, then contact Liz Airey on 07801 307012 or email