Putting our region's cancer needs first


Georgina Ellwood was ready and willing to lend her creative talents to our skin cancer campaign when our Community Fundraiser for Lancashire & Cumbria, Charlotte, put out the call for volunteers.

Georgina and her daughter

Armed with sun cream samples and a face painting kit, Georgina joined Charlotte at Fleetwood Tram Sunday, where they chatted with the public about our skin cancer campaign, gave out sun safety guides and offered children’s face painting for a small donation.

Georgina had definitely caught the volunteering bug as she decided to join Charlotte for a day of sun safety engagement again at Morecambe Carnival. With over 60,000 people in attendance at the carnival, Georgina was fit for the task as children queued up for face painting.

All painted out, Georgina joined NWCR yet again for her final volunteering stint of the summer at the Great Eccleston Tractor Pulling Championship, where she helped out with crowd control and car park assistance.

She said “I love volunteering for North West Cancer Research because the charity’s work directly targets and benefits our area.

“As someone who has lost a loved one and been affected by cancer, it’s an extremely important cause.

“Charlotte and the team have made me feel really included and that the work I do to help is really having an impact and that’s a really great feeling.

“I’d recommend giving volunteering a go to anyone. If you’ve got a few spare hours and want to help make a difference, why not?”