Why am I needed?
We have an exciting opportunity for you (and your friends) to join us by helping us launch a NEW / join a Friends of Tenovus Cancer Care group.
Our ‘Friends of Tenovus Cancer Care’ fundraising groups come together to help raise funds and spread awareness of the work we do in their local community. They help shout about our support services, our research and campaigns and raise money through organising fundraising events and activities. We couldn’t do the work we do to support cancer patients and their loved ones without the wonderful support of our Friends of Tenovus Cancer Care groups.
They help us support people like Jane, who’s now a volunteer in our Cardiff North fundraising group. Jane, who was diagnosed with breast cancer over 20 years ago, said “cancer doesn’t just affect you it affects everybody around you. It’s important that we all get support and help, and help each other. I was devastated at the time but I got that support from Tenovus Cancer Care from day one. Now, here I am 20 years later and I’m proud to be able to help them.”
Join one of our groups or start your own brand new group in your area. Bring your creativity, energy and enthusiasm for fundraising to help support people like Jane.
What will I be doing?
- Getting creative and thinking of new fundraising ideas – you could hold coffee mornings, quizzes, fashion shows, challenge events – whatever you like!
- Meeting with your fellow fundraisers around once a month to talk about ideas and plan upcoming events
- Raising awareness in your local community about Tenovus Cancer Care and the work we do and the services we provide
- Supporting our fundraising campaigns like ‘Go Pink’ in October, ‘Light up the Night’ during the summer and autumn, and ‘Lovelight’ concerts over the festive period
- Helping out at events and with fundraising activities
- Encouraging people in the community to support our work
- Engaging with local organisations, clubs, businesses and schools.
What skills or qualities do I need?
You don’t need any fundraising experience, just an enthusiasm for the work we do and the willingness to help cancer patients and their loved ones.
How much time do I need to commit?
This role is really flexible and you can give as much or as little time as you’d like. You can choose the events and fundraising activity you’d like to help with. But, remember, no matter how much time you give your help really makes a difference!
What support will I be given?
The Community Fundraiser in your area will be there to support you, attend some group meetings and can always be contacted via email and phone if you need them.
What benefits can I expect?
- You’ll meet new people, make new friends and have lots of fun
- You’ll make a difference in your community
- You’ll gain experience and develop your fundraising and communication skills
- You have access to apply for all internal job vacancies
- Reasonable travel and lunch expenses will be paid in line with organisational policy.
Where will I be based?
You’ll be volunteering in your local community, choosing the places you want to hold meetings and events. These could be in your local coffee shop, sports club, village hall, pub or even your own home.