Popular TV comedian revealed as ambassador for Tamworth’s ‘big box of angels’ cancer charity
A well-known TV comedian has been revealed as the new ambassador for a vital Tamworth charity which supports people with cancer and chronic illnesses. Staff and volunteers at Tamworth Wellbeing and Cancer Support Centre are celebrating after popular comedian Joe Lycett pledged his support for the cause by taking on the important role of charity
Charity Golf Day
We had a wonderful day yesterday at the Charity Golf Day organised by Four Oaks Legal Services. We have an awful lot of people to thank who helped make the day such a huge success. Thank you to everybody who donated golf and raffle prizes. Thank you to all of our golfers and everybody who came
We have a new team member …
We are delighted to welcome Georgia Foote to our team. Georgia will be working 2 days a week supporting our Centre Manager Paula with administrative work. Up until now Paula has been the only paid member of the team to ensure continuity to the centre so we are very pleased to be able to finally
Support your local charity
We have now made it even easier for you to make a donation to TWCSC. You can now donate via text message. All you need to do is text XTLL70 to 70070 with the amount you want to donate. For example if you want to donate £2 simply type XTLL70 £2 in your text message
5 Year Anniversary Celebration
In March 2019 The Tamworth Wellbeing & Cancer Support Centre will be celebrating 5 years at their building in Craven, Stonydelph. As a celebration they have set themselves a challenge to raise £50,000 between now and March 5th 2019. It costs around £3000 per month to keep the centre running so this amount of money
The word Shiatsu means finger pressure in Japanese. It works in the same way as acupuncture but uses nurturing touch instead of needles to move and support energy in the body. Blockages or stagnation in the energy flow can cause illness and disease. Like acupuncture, Shiatsu claims to free blockages to the Ki flow and
Coping with Cancer
Coping with cancer is a very individual thing and everybody deals with their diagnosis in their own way, it is important to remember there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way. You are likely to feel a range of emotions when you are diagnosed with cancer. These may change over time, during treatment and when treatment has finished.
Reiki is a hands-on type of healing used as a complementary therapy. The Japanese word Reiki means universal energy. Eastern medicine systems work with this energy, which flows through all living things and is vital to wellbeing. The energy is known as ‘Ki’ in Japan, ‘Chi’ in China and ‘prana’ in India. Reiki isn’t part
Part-time Administrative Assistant Required
We wish to recruit a part time administrative assistant to support the Centre Manager and help to ensure the smooth running of the charity. This post is for 10 hours per week based over 2 days with possible extra hours to cover holidays/sickness. The working days are flexible with agreement from the Centre Manager. This
Volunteer Therapists Needed
We provide free therapies to our clients including holistic therapies and nail treatments. We now need 1 volunteer nail technician and 2 holistic therapists. Hours are negotiable and can be discussed. Even 4 hours a fortnight will be a huge help to us. Our clients deserve to be pampered so please help us to make
CAB Financial Adviser Drop In Session – 12th October 2018
Ray Ceairns a CAB Volunteer and Adviser (Financial Advisor DipFA) will be available at Tamworth Wellbeing & Cancer Support Centre on Friday 12th October between 10.30am – 1pm. Please contact Paula to arrange a ‘timed slot’ which might be of benefit to more complex queries.For further information or to book an appointment contact Paula on 01827
TWCSC Charity Christmas Ball – 8th December 2018
Please join us for our annual charity Christmas Ball in aid of the Tamworth Wellbeing & Cancer Support Centre. On Saturday 8th December 2018 at the Tower Suite, Drayton Manor. Arrival time 7pm – Dinner served at 8pm. Entertainment from local home-grown band ‘The Mercy‘ plus disco. Dress code is formal black tie/evening wear Ticket
TWCSC Presents 4th Avenue – 22nd March 2019
On Friday 22nd March at Two Gates Club we will be hosting a charity event in aid of Tamworth Wellbeing & Cancer Support Centre. The evening will be hosted by Mark Paul from Radio Tamworth, and we will be entertained by vocal harmony group ‘4th Avenue’. A vocal harmony group based in the Midlands, made
Please note that the centre will be closed on Friday 30th March and Monday 2nd April for the Easter period. We will re-open as usual on Tuesday 3rd April at 10am.
Early Closing Friday 8th December 2017
Please note that on Friday 8th December 2017 we will be closing at midday in order to make preparations for our Charity Christmas Ball on the evening. We will re-open as normal on Monday 11th December at 10am
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be collecting free donations for Tamworth Wellbeing & Cancer Support Centre? There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury’s –
TWCSC Christmas Card Donations 2017
Quite a number of people have indicated that they would like to donate money to the Tamworth Wellbeing & Cancer Support Centre instead of buying Christmas Cards so I thought I would make like easy for everybody and create a Just Giving page specifically for this purpose. If you would like to donate we are
Tamworth Business & Community Awards
We are so proud to announce that for the second year running we have been named as the ‘Community Group of the Year’ at the Tamworth Business and Community Awards. The presentation was held at Drayton Manor with over 300 people in attendance and we all had a fantastic evening. We would like to thank Dave Harper
TWCSC Wellbeing Activity Group
We are delighted to announce that we have received joint funding from County Councillors Jason Jones and Alastair Little for our new project starting on Monday 4th September. Our project is called the ‘TWCSC Wellbeing Activity Group’ and the idea of our project is to help our clients become a little bit more active, improving
Craft Group Funding Success!
We are delighted to announce we have bagged £4000 from a Tesco funding scheme. Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help funding initiative, which sees grants – raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. People in Tamworth and Lichfield voted with
We have now officially dried out and will re-open on Monday 14th August at 10am. Once again thank you so much to Belfor for coming to our rescue and helping us to dry out the building so quickly. We couldn’t have re-opened so quickly without their help. Thank you also again to everybody that has helped out
Please note that unfortunately we have had to close the centre again due to flooding. We hope to re-open on Monday 14th August but will keep you all posted. We have had a huge mop up operation today but unfortunately part of the building still needs drying out properly. Thankfully Belfor have come to our
Tesco’s Bags of Help Initiative
Tamworth Wellbeing & Cancer Support Centre has been shortlisted for a public vote in the Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative. Please vote for us to win the top prize in store during the months of May and June, voting ends on June 30th The participating stores are: AMINGTON TAMWORTH EXP B77 3DG DOSTHILL TAMWORTH EXP
Please note that the centre will be closed on Friday 14th April & Monday 17th April due to the Easter Bank Holiday. We will re-open on Tuesday 18th April at 10am.
And the winner is …..
On Friday 3rd February we attended the Spirit of Tamworth Awards at Drayton Manor. It was an incredibly emotional evening with so many moving stories and worthy winners. We were honoured to have been presented with the ‘Community Group of the Year’ award. There were so many amazing people in our category who were equally deserving
Tamworth Business & Community Awards – Winners!
We are very proud, and extremely overwhelmed, to announce that on Friday evening at the Tamworth Business & Community Awards we won the award for Community Group of the Year. Our Centre Manager Paula Da-Silva came second in the category of Citizen of the Year. The awards were hosted by Paul Ross & Alex Farrell. We
Bank Holiday Closure
Please note that the centre will be closed on Monday 30th May due to the Bank Holiday. We will re-open on Tuesday 31st May at 10am as usual.
A huge ‘Thank You’ to Axiom GB
Thank you so much to Axiom GB who have donated a very generous £2000 in memory of Amanda Cockle. Thank you also to Robert Cockle for coming in and accepting the cheque on our behalf. This huge amount of money will help us to continue to provide our much needed services to our clients. Amanda
The Tamworth Wellbeing & Cancer Support Centre will be closed for a short period during March 2016. This is because we are finally able to have our flooring replaced after the flood we experienced in July 2015. Whilst we are closed this also gives us an opportunity to have a major spring clean and get
Generous Cheque Presentation at Valentine Dinner Dance
We would like to say a huge thank you to Drayton Park Golf Club for their very generous donation of £4800 after choosing us as their charity for 2015. Various fundraising events were held throughout the year to raise a phenomenal amount of money. This amount of money will help massively in keeping the centre