Cancer Champions

Local Cancer Champions share their stories to celebrate 3,000 milestone

By 12th January 2022 January 13th, 2022 No Comments

More than 3,000 people in Humber, Coast and Vale have now completed Cancer Champion training – helping to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer and encourage early detection in our local communities.

The Cancer Champion programme launched in Humber, Coast and Vale in September 2018 and is an integral part of the Cancer Alliance’s awareness and early diagnosis programme. In 2020, sessions began being delivered virtually in order to continue training people safely throughout the pandemic.

Here, some of the people who have completed the training share their stories.

Amanda Eastwood, a member of staff at Hull City Council, who took the training in September 2021.Amanda

Cancer Champion Amanda decided to attend the training because she’d been affected by cancer in her personal life. Now, in her role at Hull City Council, she’s encouraging colleagues to take part. Click here to read her story.


DavidImage of police uniform, saying 'Police Staff' on the back.

David, a Crisis Negotiator for Humberside Police, has used his training to give help, support, and advice to people who find themselves in a difficult situation. Click here to read his story.

Jo, a research fellow at Hull York Medical School.Jo

Attending an awareness session in December 2019 ignited a passion in Jo for supporting earlier diagnoses and even influenced her research fellowship. Click here to read her story.

SarahSarah, who has long brown wavy hair, wears a white t shirt and smiles at the camera while holding a latte coffee.

Sarah signed up for an awareness session to meet fellow cancer patients, talk about cancer, and gain a deeper understanding of other cancers different to her own. Click here to read her story.

Click here to find out more about the Cancer Champion Programme or sign up for an upcoming awareness session.

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