Al’s Pals are a local cancer support charity, who are recruiting volunteers. Read on for more about this impactful charity, and how you can support their work:
The Story Behind Al’s Pals
“ Al’s Pals is named after Alan Dumbell, who received cancer treatment at Milton Keynes University Hospital. Alan noticed that throughout his treatment, although he was surrounded by his loving family, he still felt very lonely and lost at times, and he often discussed having a ‘buddy’ to support and help him where he felt things were missing. It was his legacy to have a cancer buddy scheme like this and with the passion of his daughter, Al’s Pals was born.”
Volunteer Role Description
Becoming an Al’s Pals volunteer entails supporting those affected by cancer, this can change over time, but activities can include:
- Accompanying a person to their hospital appointments
- Providing a friendly person to chat to
- Signposting to services
- Follow up phone calls
- Manning the Al’s Pals stand in the Cancer Centre, MK Hospital
DBS checks and an induction will be arranged by Al’s Pals.
More information about the role can be found here, as well as how to apply.