Older People Living with Cancer

Peer advocates supporting older people affected by cancer

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OPAAL’s Patron sends her congratulations

Her Grace, the Duchess of Northumberland, Patron of OPAAL has sent her warmest congratulations to OPAAL and all partners involved in the Cancer, Older People and Advocacy project. The news that OPAAL was successful in our £1 Million application to BIG Lottery’s Silver Dreams Flagship funding has delighted the Duchess who has watched our work with interest. 

“I am so very pleased for everyone involved in what is a fabulous service. This £1 Million funding from BIG Lottery gives OPAAL and its partners the opportunity to develop new cancer advocacy services for older people in completely new areas of England. With additional funding from Macmillan Cancer Support enabling services to be developed in Wales for the first time these really are exciting times. It is so encouraging to think that many more older people affected by cancer will get the advocacy support they so desperately need. We all know someone who has had cancer and no matter how much family support you have around you it must make a world of difference to be able to speak to someone who has been through the same thing and who therefore understands.”

OPAAL's  Patron

OPAAL’s Patron