Up-date

Hi everyone, just a little message to say we have welcomed some of our clients back for one to one support.  We are now able to offer counselling and befriending here at the centre.  We understand the vulnerability of our clients so we are still offering support over the phone. If anyone would like more information or to book in for one to one support please call the centre on 02392 501503. Please leave a message if there is no one to take the call our answerphone is checked on a regular basis.

The centre is manned Monday to Friday between 10.30-2.30 so if anyone has bottle tops or anything to drop into the centre you can now do so but please phone beforehand to ensure someone is definitely available to accept them.

Thank you.

 

Happy Easter

Hi All

 

I hope you are all okay and are enjoying a lit bit more freedom since lockdown rules have been eased.  Just a little message to say we are still here supporting our clients, if anyone is struggling with a cancer diagnosis or has recently lost a loved one we are here to support you. Our telephone lines and emails will be checked regularly over the bank holiday weekend.

We are hoping we can open soon for one to one counselling which will be nice to welcome back some of our clients.  Just wanted to wish you all our clients and supporters a Happy Easter and we hope some of you get to see your friends and family over the bank holiday weekend.

 

Take care and stay safe 🙂

#Declutteranddonate

Hi Supporters

Happy New Year to you all, I hope you are all keeping safe and well.

New year is a time for fresh starts – and after a pretty terrible year for everyone, never has this sentiment been more true! Whether some of you are starting the year afresh with some shelf-help or are drowning in unwanted Christmas gifts, why not #DeclutterandDonate

Virgin Money Giving has partnership with Ziffit this allows supporters like you to make cash donations with a difference by turning unwanted books, CDs, games and DVDs into funds for Harbour Cancer Support.  It’s a perfect way raise money as you tackle new year clear-outs or look to offload all the Christmas clutter.

If you would like to help raise some funds for Harbour please follow the link

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/giving/worldofbooks/charities/

All you need to do is to download the Zifft app on your mobile!

 

 

A Message From Harbour

As we have moved into a new tier 4 we know a lot of our clients will be struggling, at what is already a difficult time of year for many.  Our centre has to stay closed to visitors, but we would like to reassure all our clients that our phone line will be on throughout the Christmas period.  Please if you are struggling call the centre, leave a message and we will call you back – you do not need to feel alone.  Given these very difficult times we hope you stay safe this Christmas.

Congratulations

Harbour would like to congratulate our runners who completed the virtual London Marathon on Sunday 4th October.  Well done to Fran Bennett and Alison Mackenzie.

Alison still went to London and completed her virtual run around London’s landmarks & Fran run her virtual marathon along Lee-on-the-Solent beach.

  

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Up-date on Harbour Cancer Support

As it has now been over 6 months since we had to close the doors to visitors at Harbour Cancer Support I felt we should give an update on the current situation.

Please be reassured that although doors have been locked this does not mean that we have not been working hard – our counsellors and befrienders have been working throughout to support our clients, this has been mainly over the phone but also with some Zoom sessions. We have continued to support all our clients that have wanted support and also a number of new clients over the last six months.

We would far rather be at the centre seeing people face to face, but due to the vulnerability of many of our clients we feel it is far safer to keep working like this for the foreseeable future. We have installed some screens at the centre, so have the option to offer face to face sessions if we feel it is appropriate, but this will be strictly by appointment.

We are very sad that the craft group and art group have had to be placed on pause, but the size and design of our centre means it just is not feasible, even if we tried restricting it to just 6 members at a time. We will get these back up and running as soon as we are able.

We have obviously missed a number of our regular fundraising events and I regretfully also announce that this year the Christmas Fayre, Raffle and Coffee Morning are all cancelled. We will however soon have the 2021 calendars and Christmas cards available to buy – details to come soon.

I believe that concerns have been raised as to if Harbour Cancer Support will reopen, particularly following the sad news that the Haven in Titchfield will be staying closed, but please be reassured that is most definitely the plan. I have been successful in some grant applications and can clearly state that the charity is not in financial difficulties.

We can never sit back and be complacent, we still need to continue to raise funds where we can and bills still need to be paid to make sure the centre is ready once it is safe to return.

I am sorry that I am not able to be more positive as to when that will be, but please be assured we are still working hard to support those that need our help and we will aim to get Harbour Cancer Support back to the busy centre it should be, as soon as it is safe to do so.

If you or anyone you know is affected by cancer and struggling at this time please contact us, by phone 023 9250 1503 or email admin@harbourcancer.org.uk and we can offer support through these difficult times.

Please continue to take care of yourselves and your loved ones.

Best wishes

Melanie

Hello – We are still here

Harbour Cancer is still here supporting you.

Harbour cancer support has been closed for over 3 months now – no visitors have been in through the doors of our centre. Behind closed doors our wonderful counsellors and befrienders have been working hard, supporting new and old clients with counselling and befriending sessions over the telephone or via video chat.   Our craft group have even set-up a Craft zoom session so they are able to keep in touch with each other.

It’s been a very hard few months for a lot of people but even more so those who have been given a cancer diagnosis, with the worries about treatment or the risk of infection.  Services like ours are needed more than ever.

The centre is still temporarily closed for the safety of our clients, staff and volunteers and we are putting things in place to make our centre safe, we do not yet have a date when we will open but will let everyone know once we have that date.

We just want to let you know that we are still here for you, please pick up the phone if you are struggling or just need a chat.  Our phone lines are checked regularly, or just leave a message and we will get back to you.

Stay safe, stay alert,

Harbour Cancer

Harbour Cancer Support Centre Closure

Due to the current coronavirus situation we will close the centre at 4pm on Friday 20th March 2020 for the foreseeable future.

Telephone counselling and befriending support will continue for current and new clients.

Please telephone 023 9250 1503  or email admin@harbourcancer.org.uk

Office hours will be reduced but the email and answerphone will be checked regularly.

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In light of the current coronavirus crisis we have made the difficult decision to stop some of our activities.

With effect from today Monday 16th March we have stopped all group activities – art group, craft group and coffee mornings.

We have also stopped offering complementary therapies and closed our Fareham shop.

We are aware some clients will be disappointed to hear this, but feel we need to take reasonable and responsible action to reduce risk to our vulnerable client groups.

We will update you to any further changes in service provision
when if it happens.

Many thanks
Harbour Cancer Support