News

‘Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World’

Join us at the World Mental Health Day Event, Grand Theatre Swansea 10th October 2018 from 10am to 3.30pm

Great news about cancer survival rates in the UK

People’s Postcode Lottery

The Postcode Community Trust is a grant-giving charity funded
entirely by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.
We received £1800 from the Trust to contribute towards our Children & Young People’s Project costs.
Their website address is: www.postcodecommunitytrust.org.uk
and www.postcodelottery.co.uk

Used Christmas Cards

If you’re wondering what to do with your used christmas cards, please bring them in to one of our centres or shops for us to recycle – this helps us raise valuable funds to continue to support those affected by cancer.

Thank you!

 

 

Tesco Bags of Help Scheme

We’re delighted to have won the shopper’s vote in the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme. CISS has been awarded £4000 of funding to help pay for specialist children & young people counselling training.

Until now this support has been limited to adults but with this award can now be extended to young adults and children. We have noticed a significant increase in demand from young people and whilst all our counsellors are fully trained working with this age group requires specialised training.

Thank you to all our supporters who have made this award possible!

Tesco bags of Help Scheme

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local community projects.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store during May and June who should receive the £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awards. CISS is one of the groups on the shortlist, looking for funding to pay for specialist children & young people counselling training.

Until now this support has been limited to adults but hopefully, with the support of Bags of Help, this can be extended to young adults and children. We have noticed a significant increase in demand from young people and whilst all our counsellors are fully trained working with this age group requires specialised training.

CISS Charity Manager Ian Addison said “We are very grateful to Tesco and Groundwork for the opportunity to benefit from this great community project. The specialised training we are looking to fund will mean we can help young people who have cancer or an immediate family member who has cancer. Our unique outreach service will mean this can be delivered, if preferred, in the familiar surroundings of their own home.”

Please support CISS by voting for us when you shop at any of these Tesco stores:-

Tesco Express

De La Beche Road

Gowerton

Sketty

St Helen’s Road

Fabian Way (University Campus)

Langdon Road (SA1)

Newton Road, Mumbles

Uplands

Extra or Larger Stores

Fforestfach

Llansamlet

Swansea Marina

 

We’re looking for trustees!

Our Board of Trustees are an integral part of the organisation. If you believe you have skills developed from your professional life combined with the energy, commitment and drive to make a difference and bring a new perspective to our board we are keen to hear from you. Click on our link below for further details.

Trustee advert

Rebrand complete!

Our rebrand exercise is now complete, following the fitting of our new signs at Swansea shop yesterday!

High Sheriff’s Award

 

Here are Ian Addison, CISS Charity Manager and Ffion Owens, CISS Outreach Counsellor accepting our award from the High Sheriff of Dyfed, Prof.Medwin Hughes, for his recognition of the the work carried out by our volunteers. We are proud to accept the award for the contribution of CISS to the support of the community of Carmarthenshire.

The Dynamic Duo run again!

Swansea friends Sophie Dark and Mari Thomas teamed up earlier this year to complete the World Half Marathon and Paris Marathon over the course of a week. Having successfully completed both runs they have been busy collecting
sponsorship and are delighted to have handed over a cheque to CISS for £1398.45. Thanks to both for their untiring support of CISS!