Welcome to Kidney Cancer Care & Kidney Cancer Scotland Community Collections; supporting kidney cancer patients, their carers and family members in your local area.
Kidney Cancer Scotland and Kidney Cancer UK community collections programme ‘Kidney Cancer Care’, provides dedicated support for patients, their carers and families in the heart of your local area. Through our local teams, we are able to raise awareness and fundraise in the community at a number of locations including supermarkets, football stadiums, shopping malls and town centres. Thanks to your generous support we are able to expand our services providing support in the local community.
How we help your local community
- Our Health Professional Team facilitates local Support Groups for patient, carers and their families impacted by kidney cancer.
- Providing patient support grants to patients suffering financial hardship due to a diagnosis of kidney cancer. (Due to COVID-19 these have been temporarily suspended).
- Assist hospitals and cancer centres with relevant information booklets, fact sheets and support packs to help kidney cancer patients, carers and their families throughout their journey.
- Further develop services catering specifically to the needs of the kidney cancer community. Including much needed support to patients through our Careline and Counselling services, both free for patients, carers and their families.
Like everyone, we have faced much adversity over the last year. As a charity, our team have shown incredible resilience to ensure longevity and the continuation of support that we provide to those impacted by kidney cancer. Due to restrictions during the pandemic, we have lost a significant amount of funding which covers the cost of our services. This allows us to provide free patient support and counselling to those living with kidney cancer, as well as funding vital research.
Now more than ever we need your help to build our teams to raise more awareness and funds as we move forward from COVID-19.
Becoming a Community Collector is a great way to create positive change and meet like-minded people. Share your ideas, from fundraising activities to helping raise awareness in your local area; everyone is welcomed.
Being a collector involves:-
Holding collections to raise funds for Kidney Cancer UK & Kidney Cancer Scotland. Collections may be in supermarkets, football grounds, or in high streets. We will work together to organise all fundraising opportunities in relevant locations and provide any necessary resource materials.
Collections can range from 2 hours to approximately eight hours and you may be required to work independently or as part of the local collections team.
This role is on an ad hoc basis, dependent on successful applications for Supermarket and street collection dates and licences.
An allowance equal to 20% of the collection can be paid to cover the reimbursement for travel and refreshment expenses so that you are never out of pocket. However, there may be some team members who prefer to work with us on a purely voluntary basis.
Help us, help your community
Our outreach programme is always looking for new ways to connect with local communities and help improve the lives of those touched by kidney cancer, if you would like to collect in your local area please fill out the form below. Alternatively, you can call 01223 491994 for England and Wales or 0141 428 3494 for Kidney Cancer Scotland.,
Our team are here to work for and with you in your local community to help improve the treatments, quality of life and mental health of those living with, and impacted by kidney cancer.