Award success for Macmillan Cancer Information Project volunteer
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Sheila Barrow, one of the volunteers for the Macmillan Cancer Information Project at Carlisle Library has been awarded the individual Deborah Hutton Macmillan award in recognition of all her fantastic work with the project.
The project was launched in April 2009 with cancer information ‘outreach’ services in nine libraries across Cumbria, and is steered by the Cancer Information Centre based at North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust, Cumbria County Council’s library service and the MacMillan cancer charity.
Since 2009 the outreach service has grown and now provides information and support services in 18 libraries. Some of these libraries also host drop-in sessions staffed by trained MacMillan information and support volunteers.
Sheila has been instrumental in the project from its earliest days and made a strong and vital contribution to its development.
Sheila was presented with her award at a special Tea Party at Carlisle Library on Monday 18 June 2012 by BBC Radio Cumbria’s Val Armstrong, last years ‘Cumbrian Woman of the Year’.
Cumbria County Council’s Chairman, Norman Clarkson, said: I am really proud of Sheila and the work she has contributed to the development of the project. It is great to see her being recognised with this award.”