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 virtual session dates;

Wednesday 28th February, 09:30-11:00

Friday 1st March, 10:00-11:30

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Upcoming face-to-face sessions available;

We will be arranging some further face-to-face Cancer Champion awareness sessions in the new year.  If you would prefer to attend a face-to-face session, please contact us by email stating where in the Humber and North Yorkshire area you are, so that we can send you details of events in that area. Email; [email protected].

If you would like us to arrange a face-to-face session in your local area, please contact Emma and Lizzie to arrange this either by email [email protected] or phone 07519 120809.

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 course gave me the knowledge required, regarding the signs to look for, and to act on gut instinct if I felt something was unusual.
Without this course, I don't know if I would have been quite so persuasive in getting the patient to see his GP.

Anti-coagulation nurse who spotted suspicious lesion on her patient

Attending the training encouraged me to seek advice about a mole on my back that had started to itch and I couldn't see it. I have since had it removed and got the all clear, but it could have been a different story.

After the training it gave me confidence to approach friends/family/colleagues with information and even ask if they have had things checked which I never would have done before.

I encouraged my 65 year old husband to go to the GP for a Prostate Cancer check, luckily the results are within range. Another family member mentioned they had rectal bleeding - so I encouraged them to go to the doctors. Luckily it was a couple of polyps.

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


Learning Resources

Cancer Champions Handbook



Cancer Champions Training Guide



Supporting someone you know through cancer


Care Plus Group

Care Plus Group offer Cancer Champion training for those living and working in North East Lincolnshire.  All sessions are held 10:00 – 14:00 at Centre4, 17a Wootton Road, Grimsby, DN33 1HE.


The team are currently planning their 2024 dates, so if you are interested in attending one of their sessions, please contact Care Plus Group on 01472 232266 or email [email protected].


To find out more about Care Plus Group, please visit their website