Older People Living with Cancer

Peer advocates supporting older people affected by cancer

Support from Beth Johnson Foundation

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On behalf of the Beth Johnson Foundation I would like to congratulate OPAAL on the Silver Dreams Flagship Application and wish you all the best for a successful outcome. The Beth Johnson Foundation has been one of the original pilot sites for the peer advocacy for older people affected by cancer project and we have enjoyed working with both OPAAL and Macmillan Cancer Support.

The pilot has been successful in North Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent supporting 35 clients over the last 12 months. We have learnt from the process and this has enabled us to be successful in securing funding to upscale the project to cover the whole of Staffordshire. The model used during the pilot will continue with invaluable support and local knowledge from our Local Cancer Champions Board.


The Foundation looks forward to being a strategic partner with OPAAL through the National Cancer Champions Board (NCCB) in the future.

Once again congratulations on the bid and best wishes for a successful outcome

Betty Machin, Advocacy Manager


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