Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Cornish Cancer Patients Relying on Charity for Clothes

news-logo.jpg
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

7:00am 7th July 2012

It's revealed Cornish cancer patients are being forced to rely on handouts to clothe themselves.

Pirate FM has learnt almost a third of people in the Duchy who got a grant from Macmillan Cancer Support last year used the money to buy new clothes, because of a change in weight or shape due to treatment. That is more than was spent travelling to hospital or on food.

The charity has handed out almost £11,000 here in the last year.

Spokeswoman Claire Monks said, "It's just terrible really that people have to worry about financial issues at a time when really they should be concentrating on their health. One of the issues is that people don't know there's help and support available, mitigating the effects of having an often dehabilitating illness that cancer can be.

"Perhaps they've lost weight because of surgery, they've gained weight because of their treatment or their shape has changed, maybe, because of a mastectomy. The fact that they're having to rely on charity, on Macmillian grants, it's fantastic that we're able to support them in that way but it's really quite shocking".

The Macmillian helpline number for advice on grants and benefits is 01237 425939.

7:00am 7th July 2012

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
dentist

More Cornish patients need an NHS dentist

Figures show over 15k are on the waiting list

tent 1

PHOTOS: Tent submerged in Cornish estuary

Perhaps the Gannel wasn't the best place to pitch

Most read
firefighters and parking 1

PHOTOS: Fire crews struggle to get down Cornish street

It's sparked a parking appeal... and not for the first time!

police tape 3

Casualties cut free after Cornwall crash

One was treated at the scene near Bodmin

Top articles

South-west hospitals treat more kids for dog bites

Cornwall News: Read 10 tips to keep children safe around pets...

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Grenfell Tower response: 60 high-rise blocks fail fire safety tests

National News: Sixty high-rise buildings in 25 local authorities have failed fire cladding safety tests carried out in the wake of the Grenfell blaze, the Government said.

UPDATE: Body found on popular Cornish beach

Cornwall News: Police say death at Watergate Bay 'isn't suspicious'

Jeremy Corbyn gets rapturous reception at Glastonbury

Showbiz News: It was a scene that could have come from a Beatles gig in the 1960s.

Spain forest fire: More than 1,500 evacuated

World News: Around 1,500 people have been evacuated from homes, campsites and hotels after a forest fire erupted in southern Spain.

Southampton appoint Mauricio Pellegrino as new manager

Sports News: Southampton have appointed Mauricio Pellegrino as their new manager on a three-year deal.

Top South African ultra-marathon runner Bruce Fordyce robbed of trainers at gunpoint

Strange News: A top South African athlete has been mugged at gunpoint while out on his morning run.

Newer article

Cornish Farmers Condemn Milk Price Cuts

Cornwall News: Many fear they will end up making a loss as prices are cut

Older article

Beach Dog Ban Consultation

Cornwall News: People in St Ives are asked whether dogs should be barred 24 hours a day during the summer

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate Extra Footer LogoEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.