Cancer Support Scotland
As Scotland’s cancer charity, we have been the well-being champions for those affected by cancer for over 40 years – not only for those diagnosed, but their loved ones and carers too. We deliver high-quality counselling, complementary therapy, podiatry and stress management services to promote mental and physical well-being and to enable those affected by cancer to continue to live the most active life possible in their community. All the services we provide are free of charge to help reduce health inequalities, and in 2019 we were able to offer more than 6,500 appointments. However, demand for our services is rising and we rely heavily on fundraising, donations, and legacies to continue our work in supporting people at this critical time. As the charity was originally started as a support group, we still pride ourselves on offering a drop-in centre for anyone affected by cancer, with free tea, coffee, cakes and WI-FI. This provides a group setting for those affected by cancer to come together, defeat loneliness and remain resilient, while encouraging individuals to champion their experiences to help others.