The Cancer Patients Support Group CPSG (which was started in 1995) whose main aim is to raise money for the Association Cancer Patients and Friends (PASYKAF) it materializes its Aims through –

  • Memberships
  • Individual Donations
  • Donations from other Groups, Clubs and Associations
  • Fundraising Events and Activities
A few years ago a local Choir called the PAPHOS ZINGERS consisting of people with a love of singing asked they could fundraise for the CPSG and we are proud to say we were the first Charity with its very own Choir.

The Trained Volunteer Section

The first group of Volunteers were trained in 2006 to act as a support team for the PASYKAF Home Care Nurses and under their instruction provide

  • A supplement listening support service
  • Befriending patients, helping with outside the home services, e.g. collecting prescriptions, shopping, taking patients to the Hospital or picking up patients and taking them to the Centre to catch the bus, and of course meeting them for the trip back home.
  • Helpline duties

In March 2015 10 Trained Volunteers from the Support Group took part in a Certified Intense Emergency First Aid training day.

Instruction was given by Mr George Ioakim and his wife Deborah – Kallipia Accredited Training Company.  Everyone passed and certificates are to follow.  Congratulations!!!

Other Activities we are involved in:

Coffee Morning for members : Are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, at the Day Centre, commencing at 10am with notices etc given out at 10.30am. This informal get-together enables our Members to hear about

  • Funds raised
  • Forthcoming events and activities
  • Bookstall purchasing
  • Social activities
  • Exchange of ideas
  • Occasional Outside Speakers

Craft Group : Meets most Thursdays informally, to produce items for sale at fundraising events and the Christmas Bazaar.

We are pleased to welcome anyone with Craft and Bakery skills or other worthwhile skill that may be useful.

For more information please call Jan Handley 26-654007

Newsletter : This is published Quarterly and is available online for members, it provides pictures and information of

  • Donations received
  • Update on events
  • General news
  • Quiz Nites and Coffee Mornings
  • List and contact numbers of Nurses, Committee Members and the Group Auditor.

or more information contact our Editor Alan Clark  nalatap@hotmail.co.uk

Newsletter Editorial Team – July 2017

Dear Members and Friends

Here we are, halfway through the year with a good number of events under our belt, helping to raise funds for our Group.

We would like to thank all those people who have helped; organise and supported these events and have been involved in any way in helping to raise funds.

Our Secretary, Marion Lawrence has decided to retire after given 11 years of dedicated service to the Group.  We shall all miss her very much as well as her expertise in fundraising from the Annual Bazaar to the Easter Stall at the Harbour.  We all owe her a huge debt of gratitude and her shoes will be very hard to fill.  (see our Notice for details about how to apply for the job of Secretary)

With regard to forthcoming events, please see the Events page and information on our FB is updated on a regular basis.

We are also looking to improve the format of our Newsletter by increasing the number of pages but reducing the size to A5,without reducing the print size.  We are looking for Sponsors please.

If you would like to become a Member of the CPSG, please contact any Committee Member or contact our Secretary Marion Lawrence 99-806317

Don’t forget to listen out for our John Thorley (Publicity and Events Member) on  the Jason Collins Rock FM Radio Show every Friday after at 2pm

Best wishes from your Editorial Team

 

PASYKAF Charity Shop If you have clothing or furniture for the PASYKAF Shop please contact CPSG Member Dolly Finlayson on 26 622583. or Email donfin5@hotmail.com