Raising Cancer Awareness

We have Community Cancer Champions working across Newcastle and Gateshead

Every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer.  Through our Community Cancer Champions and Cancer Awareness Sessions we are helping communities in Newcastle and Gateshead become more informed about cancer and the importance of screening.

We offer free Cancer Awareness Sessions in work places and community groups to provide information about how to spot early signs and symptoms of cancer and how to access local cancer screening programs. Participants will find out what we can all do to reduce the risk of getting cancer, including myth busting and breaking down the barriers around the word cancer.

The awareness sessions are open to anyone who lives or works in Newcastle or Gateshead and they will receive a Cancer Research Let’s Talk Cancer Certificate of Attendance upon completion.

If you are holding an open day or event, we could also come along with an interactive awareness stall.


Our Newcastle and Gateshead Community Cancer Champions are volunteers who raise awareness about cancer among their family, friends, neighbours and work colleagues.  They do this by spreading key messages through word of mouth and information distribution and they can also signpost people to local services and support people to seek early medical assistance where appropriate.

Our team offers free Community Cancer Champion training which covers common types of cancers, reducing the risk of getting cancer, the importance of early detection and cancer screening.

If you would like us to deliver a Cancer Awareness Session or are interested in finding out more about becoming a Community Cancer Champion please get in touch with us.