Befriending Week 2021

The 1st to 7th November is Befriending Week. It is a chance for us to celebrate and raise awareness about everything #BefriendingIs.

Our mission at Ray of Light Cancer Support is to offer best possible support to anyone affected by cancer. We believe that no one should face cancer alone; we are a welcoming community, a place to go for free support for everyone, along with their families, friends and carers.

Sadly, due to the Covid-19 Pandemic so many services to support people affected by cancer were on hold, or ceased entirely.  But at Ray of Light Cancer Support we continued offering our remote services – at a time when people needed them more than ever.

Donna Pearce knows how important it is to have someone to just be there for them.  And now Donna is volunteers for Ray of Light to support others in the same position.

“I was diagnosed with cancer in December 2018 and have had huge support from Ray of Light, which I will always be grateful for. Ray of Light have helped me in so many ways – through a very difficult time. I would not have got through the last 18 months without them.

The various groups offered by Ray of Light have helped immensely, as well as the emotional support I’ve received. I decided to make some key rings so that they can be included in the lovely care packs that are being delivered.

I have received letters from volunteers and they have really brightened my day. So I thought I’d love to do something similar for others who have received a cancer diagnosis or are carers. Sue has given me the opportunity to volunteer for Ray of Light and undertake the Befriending by mail project which I am very proud to do!”

Donna also takes the lead on Ray of Light’s Angus Retreat Book Club where she loves meeting new people.

“This has been the most challenging period of my life but also a blessed period because I have made some wonderful friends. Thank you is not enough.”

Our Befriending service continues to grow and develop and delivers the best possible professional service thanks to our dedicated Volunteers.  You can find out more about our groups, activities and befriending service here Just ASK! – Ray of Light Wales

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