Cancer Focus Northern Ireland, Belfast

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland Contact Details

028 9066 3281
028 9066 8715
40-44 Eglantine Avenue,
County Antrim,
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About Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

About us
Cancer Focus Northern Ireland is your local cancer champion, here to help you and your family if you have cancer. We'll help your community take positive steps to a healthier life, to lower their risk of cancer and we are determined to bring a more hopeful future by funding ground-breaking research.

What we do
Cancer Focus Northern Ireland is your local cancer champion, here to help you and your family if you have cancer. We'll help your community take positive steps to a healthier life, to lower your risk of cancer and we are determined to bring a more hopeful future by funding ground-breaking research.

Fundraising has always been at the forefront of our activities as we rely on the public's generousity to fund most of our work. We need to raise almost £4m every year so your support is greatly appreciated.

There are lots of ways to get involved and we have something to suit everyone – young and old, challenge and community events.

We have a dedicated fundraising team who will work with you to help you make your fundraising a great success! To contact the team please email or 028 9066 3281.

Every year we have to raise 95% of the money we spend. This is how our charitable expenditure breaks down. We promise to never spend more than 6p in every £1 on administration.

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland News

Sep 19, 2015
Statement from Cancer Focus NI on Health Minister's announcement of £1.5m for new drugs

Roisin Foster, Chief Executive of Cancer Focus Northern Ireland, today gave a cautious welcome to the Health Minister’s announcement of an extra £1.5m for specialist drugs, including some cancer-related drugs. Mrs Foster, however, warned that more needed to be done. Cancer Focus NI is spearheading a campaign for local cancer patients to have the same access to specialist cancer drugs as patients in the rest of the UK, and is calling for a specialist cancer drugs fund to be set up for Northern Ireland. Mrs Foster said: “We are pleased to hear there has been some progress in this area. This £1.5m will go some way to improving the situation for some patients but there is a much wider need for more specialist drugs that needs to be addressed. “We are also currently awaiting the outcome of a public consultation on the unsatisfactory Individual Funding Request system which exists at present. “Each day 25 people in Northern Ireland are diagnosed with cancer and 11 people die from the disease. We are trying to get the best possible outcome for these people so they can live as well and as long as they can after a cancer diagnosis.”
Oct 20, 2015
Cancer Focus NI is a first at RSPH public health award

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland is the first local charity to receive recognition for its excellent achievements at the prestigious Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) annual awards. A total of 26 organisations from across the UK were presented with awards for their work in health and wellbeing - but Cancer Focus NI is the first Northern Ireland organisation to be honoured in the award’s eight year history. Cancer Focus NI received its award for best practice in its wide-ranging work in cancer prevention and care services, particularly the Well Aware service, which brings health checks to older people in the community and raises awareness of the signs and symptoms of the disease. The Well Aware team has visited thousands of residents at sheltered accommodation and community venues all over Northern Ireland. Dervilia Kernaghan, Cancer Focus NI Well Aware Project Coordinator, said: “We are delighted to have been recognised by the RSPH. As we grow older our risk of cancer increases with around 75% of diagnoses in the over 60s. Because of this, Cancer Focus NI felt it was vitally important to offer health improvement services targeting this age group. “Our aim is to empower older people to take control of their own health and to feel confident enough to speak to a doctor if they have any concerns. We’re delighted with the positive response we’ve had since the project started two years ago. It’s obvious we are filling a need among some of the most vulnerable in our society.” She added: “Our key messages to everyone, regardless of age, are don’t smoke, eat a healthy diet, limit alcohol, exercise regularly, take care in the sun and take up cancer screening when invited.” Shirley Cramer, CEO of RSPH, said: “The RSPH has a long history of promoting good practice in public health and we are proud of our Health and Wellbeing Awards, which provide a stage to celebrate the great work of organisations regardless of their sector, size and setting. “It was an extremely competitive field this year and I would like to congratulate our 2015 winners who are all exemplars of innovative, progressive programmes to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities. I hope that their effective programmes will be adopted and celebrated elsewhere.” There were entries from local authorities, health organisations, education providers, social enterprises, voluntary/charity organisations and private sector organisations all over the UK. Well Aware is a partnership between Cancer Focus NI and Choice Housing and is funded by the Big Lottery Fund. For more information or to arrange a Well Aware visit, email or call 028 9068 0743. To book the Cancer Focus NI Keeping Well health check van for your workplace or organisation, call 028 9066 3281 or email If you have any concerns about cancer call the free, local Cancer Focus NI helpline on 0800 783 3339.

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