Personal stories

Walk for Life
CSF sensitively helped me  with my father when he was struggling . Can’t thank them enough. Sometimes it’s difficult to ask for help as a carer but never did they make me feel awkward getting help .
 
That was 3 years ago and although I don’t need their support directly now, I’m still included in CSF activities. 
 
We’ve  just done a walk for life which was such fun.
 
A really good bunch of friendly people.”  
 
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Personal Story

The Cancer helpline was extremely helpful, my gosh! I got to speak to two women who were sooooo helpful.  Have to get back to them

GS Personal Story

""Big Boys Don't Cry - Or Do They?  I am a 72 year old man, had a good hard working life, played contact sports and kept myself fit.  At the age of 67 I was told I had prostate cancer and after the operation I found I was unable to perform simple tasks to the standard I had always set for myself.  I read about CSF  and decided I needed someone to talk to, someone who would understand how I felt inside.   It took 3 phone calls before I was able to talk about how I felt.  Even writing this brings back painful memories.  I found someone I could talk to, who was very understanding of my fears and feelings - being a man it took a lot of convincing to be able to discuss my problem with anyone.  Thank you CSF for the help you gave me and my wife - I will always be grateful to the members who helped me. ""

Personal Story

“”In those dark days I will never forget the hand and lifeline that my Active Listener held out to me. Her compassion, kindness and practicality supported me through the saddest time in my life. Thank you””

DM's Personal Story

I approached CSF some years ago when my husband's cancer returned. It was a great comfort to me to know that English speaking help was at the end of a telephone. I was assigned an active listener who was always there to support, helping with translations, information and accompanying me to hospital appointments when necessary. We became good friends and although my husband passed away at the beginning of 2016 our friendship has continued. I cannot thank CSF enough and think the work they are doing is to be commended, helping people during what is a very difficult and distressing time. 

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