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Become a Community Champion

Bladder cancer patients and their carers are at the heart of every aspect of our work. We were founded by and now are run by bladder cancer patients and carers. Could you join our team as a volunteer Community Champion to help grow our work?

We need volunteers who can:

  • help spread the word about the disease
  • help influence others and build support for our cause
  • share experiences and opinions to help influence policy and decision makers
  • contribute to research and surveys.

Some tasks are quick and easy. Others need a longer commitment. 

 

What’s involved

Could you spread awareness of bladder cancer in your community? Do you enjoy meeting people and sharing stories? Are you passionate about helping people?

Our small staff team can only reach so many people. We need help from you – our friends and supporters – to spread awareness about bladder cancer, raise funds and increase our reach.

As an official community-based volunteer – a ‘Community Champion’, you’ll help us to achieve these goals. The role has three functions:

  • To help raise awareness about bladder cancer and the early signs and symptoms, to spread knowledge and save lives.  
  • To raise awareness of Fight Bladder Cancer and the services we offer to people affected by bladder cancer, as well as the resources we can share with medical professionals, GP surgeries and hospitals.
  • To build friends and connections for Fight Bladder Cancer and ultimately help to raise funds for the charity’s work.

The activities are varied and might include attending events and talking about FBC’s work, delivering posters and information to local GP surgeries, encouraging others to get involved in fundraising activity. All of this is vital work to help share messages about early diagnosis, reach new patients who are dealing with bladder cancer, encourage further involvement, build community networks, and inspire new activity.

The network of Community Champions meet via Zoom once a month for a fun catch up and update. Everyone brings something different – different skills, interests and contacts. Everyone is welcome. Training, resources, and support will also be given by the Fight Bladder Cancer team.

Sid’s story

“I’m enjoying getting to know other patients and work together to help the charity. I found I’ve developed a surprising amount of confidence to share my story, knock on new doors (virtually) and spread the word about bladder cancer. I’ve even managed to help get an article in my trade-union magazine, which I’m thrilled about. It is such an under-prioritised disease and I really want to help change this.” 

Sid, patient and community champion, Lincolnshire

Join the team

Will you join in with the fun? If you have a few hours to spare each month time and can fit the role around your work and other commitments, we’d love to hear from you. 

If this is something you’re interested in and you’d like to hear more about please email Amy, our supporter care and community engagement officer at champions@fightbladdercancer.co.uk

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