Cancer Choices


Cancer Choices Awards and Achievements

• 2005/2006 Department Public Health & Social Services Award

• 2006 Dungannon District Council Volunteer Achievement Award

• 2007 William Keown Personal Achievement Award www.wkeowntrust.co.uk

• In 2006 Madeleine Mulgrew cancer patient and founder member of Cancer Choices received the first ever UK “MACMILLAN VICKY CLEMENT JONES AWARD” Vicky Clement-Jones was given just three months to live after being diagnosed with inoperable ovarian cancer. In fact, she went on to survive for five years – long enough to establish Cancer-backup in 1985 and ensure its success. Macmillan and Cancer-backup merged in 2008 to provide the best cancer information for everyone. The Vicky Clement-Jones Award is for volunteers who have or had cancer themselves, and who give their time to make a major difference to the lives of other people with cancer. In 2006 Madeleine Mulgrew cancer patient and founder member of Cancer Choices received the first ever UK “MACMILLAN VICKY CLEMENT JONES AWARD” For more information and stories on these articles please visit Vicky Clement Jones volunteerawards@macmillan.org.uk

• In 2007 Cancer choices took the lead as international partners in an educational and shared skills and expertise cancer awareness and Lithuanian volunteer’s development program in association with Tiltas Trust (TTT), TTT was founded in February 2007 as the charitable arm of The British-Lithuanian Society, itself having been founded in 1994 to increase understanding between both countries. In 2012 an international delegate from Lithuania, London alongside Cancer Choices NI at an event in Stormont hosted by the Health Minister Mr Pots launched the first ever bi lingual English/ Lithuanian cancer awareness and early detection leaflets. Cancer Choices have recently been awarded honorary membership in recognition of 10 years of international information and educational training in Lithuania.

• Extract from TTT website In October 2010 “our close contact from Northern Ireland, Madeleine Mulgrew, will be in Lithuania for the third time and will address the Palliative Care Association at their Conference in Kaunas. Madeleine is Chairperson of Cancer Choices, which she helped to found. This is a cancer patient support centre serving rural areas in Dungannon, where a large number of Lithuanians have settled. Madeleine is also an experienced volunteer trainer and assessor with Macmillan Cancer Support and promotes the work of volunteers in all aspects of cancer patient support” For more information and stories on these articles please visit tiltastrust.org