Cancer Champions

Become a Cancer Champion by taking part in one of our free awareness sessions. 

No skills, qualifications or any specialised knowledge of cancer is required to take part in Cancer Champions training. Our free awareness sessions teach people about the key facts, statistics, symptoms, and screenings linked to a number of cancers.

Cancer Champions are equipped with the knowledge needed to raise awareness about cancer, engage in conversations that could help to reduce the risk of cancer and encourage early diagnosis of cancer – when treatment could be simpler and more successful.

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Early detection saves lives

Would you be able to spot the possible early signs of cancer in a friend or relative?

Along with national screening programmes, being aware of the common signs and symptoms can help to increase diagnosis at an earlier stage.

Become a Cancer Champion and help encourage early diagnosis and improve outcomes for people affected by cancer in Humber and North Yorkshire.

Become a Cancer Champion

Book your place on one of our free Cancer Champions Awareness Sessions.

Upcoming dates

Monday 15th August, 13:00-14:30

Thursday 18th August, 18:30-20:00

Wednesday 24th August, 15:00-16:30

Friday 26th August, 11:00-12:30

Wednesday 7th September, 13:30-15:00

Friday 9th September, 11:00-12:30

Tuesday 13th September, 10:00-11:30

Tuesday 13th September, 17:30-19:00

Friday 16th September, 15:00-16:30

Monday 19th September, 12:30-14:00

Tuesday 20th September, 10:00-11:30

Thursday 22nd September, 09:30-11:00

Monday 26th September, 13:00-14:30

Wednesday 28th September, 10:00-11:30

Thursday 29th September, 14:00-15:30

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We do not currently have any face-to-face sessions arranged.  If you are interested in attending one of these when they restart, please contact [email protected].

Sharon’s story

Sharon Hornsby, a Contact Officer with Humberside Police, received treatment for early stage breast cancer after a free awareness session prompted her to book an appointment with her GP.

‘If I hadn’t done the Cancer Champions training, where would I be? Learning about cancer saved my life.’

The Peel Project

Sarah Muflahi, Volunteer Lead Co-ordinator, The Peel Project, said:
‘We organised Cancer Champions training because some people in our local community wouldn’t usually seek information about cancer and can be hesitant about going to the doctors. The face-to-face sessions were hugely beneficial as the group could learn together whilst receiving support from the Cancer Champions team.’

Book a Private Awareness Session

For your educational establishment, place of work or voluntary group.

We have previously delivered private Cancer Champions awareness sessions to students at several educational establishments including Hull University, John Leggott College, East Riding College and York College. Previous work place sessions have been organised for staff at Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, G F Smith, AVIVA,  Vale of York CCG and East Riding of Yorkshire CCG. We have also delivered private sessions to Hull Sikh Community Group and volunteers at York Against Cancer and St Leonard’s Hospice.

To book a private awareness session for your work place, educational establishment or voluntary group, email [email protected] or call 07519 120809.


The Cancer Champion programme is an important way of cascading cancer information to a wider group. Since becoming a Cancer Champion, I have shared the leaflets provided at the training with my work team.

I found the training very helpful and tell everyone about what I learnt on the course.

More people need to attend this training - I don't think people realise their value.

Being able to talk freely about all cancers with family, friends and others that we meet each day is really important.

The session was very informative and would encourage community groups to book onto the course to raise awareness of cancer.

Considering the subject matter, the session was very enjoyable and informative - I learnt a great deal.

Many thanks for your session with us at York Racecourse. The delivery was superb and the content was extremely useful, informative and even surprising in parts. If only every human being could go through the training.

Louise Daly, Commercial Manager at York Racecourse
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Care Plus Group

Care Plus Group offer virtual Cancer Champions training across North East Lincolnshire.   All sessions are held 10am – 2pm at Centre 4, 17A Wootton Road, Grimsby, DN33 1HE. Upcoming dates;

  • Monday 11th July 2022
  • Wednesday 21st September 2022
  • Tuesday 8th November 2022

To take part in any of the upcoming training sessions, contact 01472 232266 or email [email protected]

To find out more about Care Plus Group, please visit