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Dorset cancer charity seeks 'ambassadors'

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Published at 7:44am 13th June 2018.

 A charity which helps local people through the financial pressures of cancer is inviting people to become its 'ambassadors'.

Dorset Cancer Care Foundation (DCCF) is recruiting a network of volunteers across Dorset.

It's looking for people of any age or background who would be willing to become an ambassador for their own tiny patch of the county.

They want people to host coffee mornings, distribute collection tins and offer emotional support.

Dorset Cancer Care Foundation celebrates its fifth anniversary this month and plans to recruit a network of voluntary ambassadors so it can help even more people in the county.

Co-Founder Eve Went, explained: "DCCF set out with the aim of helping Dorset people with cancer cope with the financial pressures caused by the disease.

"Having cancer can leave people unable to work, with mounting bills and also facing extra costs, such as transport to and from hospital.

"The money raised by DCCF and its supporters goes directly as grants to those who need it most, often within days of them applying for help.

"Our plan is to grow the charity in the next five years and for that we need to raise awareness as well as funds and this is what our ambassadors will do."

An ambassadors information meeting in Poole in May attracted around 10 volunteers.

Amongst them was Ali Campbell from Shillingstone.

Ali said: "I want to help spread the word about DCCF because the charity was there for me when I needed it, during my own cancer treatment.

"Other potential ambassadors I have met have lost ones to cancer. Or just want to do something worthwhile for people who live here in Dorset.

"DCCF isn't looking for us to commit huge amounts of time, it just wants us to help in any way we can and I'm looking forward to organising some coffee mornings and other events in the village where I live."

To find out more about becoming an ambassador or fundraising for the charity visit www.dccf.co.uk.

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