Offering encouragement, practical support and hope to people living with Cancer
Helping to restore a sense of worth despite illness
Patient & Carers 24/7 Support Line 07504 725 059
Tickets now on sale at a cost of £5 for The Peter Edwards Trio and the Laryngectomy Choir! on Saturday 2nd March 2019 at 2pm at Paisley Abbey. For purchases, contact Liz on 07711 001 502 or through our website here.
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Survivors and Patients Stories
We are delighted to have received £10,000 funding from the Big Lottery Fund. This incredible amount of money will help us secure premises and develop our library of resources. We cannot thank the BLF enough!
Traction Cancer Support are looking for volunteers to raise funds for us in order that we can provide food moulds and cook books to patients who have difficulty eating! These moulds means that food looks like proper food despite it being soft in consistency.If you...
Meet Our Trustees
Liz worked as a pharmacist for more than 30 years. During that time she volunteered for the Ben Walton Trust, a charity that helped young people who suffered from oral cancer. Liz developed a cook book for patients and thus to build on this is one of the aims of TRACTion.
Liz has subsequently trained as a massage therapist specializing in offering therapy to patients who are experiencing cancer in some way.
In her spare time Liz loves sport...any time but especially cycling, badminton and Tennis!
Trustee / Treasurer
I am June Waugh and I support TRACTion as Treasurer.
I have over 30 years experience working in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and now NHS Lanarkshire.
I have had many positions within the NHS including Finance, Human Resources, Pharmacy Public Health and Clinical Governance.
I am currently an Improvement Advisor and will endeavour to use my skills and knowledge during my tenure.
Emma Shanks is both a cancer research scientist and cancer survivor.
She has had multiple surgeries for a tumour in her tongue, the most recent and most major of which was in 2012, when her children were 2 months and 21 months.
Emma was only 24 when she was first diagnosed, and feels she owes her life to her dentist, who was astute enough to spot the signs of an oral tumour in someone most unlikely to develop one. She is therefore a passionate advocate for oral cancer awareness and trying to improve quality of life for patients from their point of diagnosis onwards.
Emma came up with the concept of TRACTion Cancer Support, following the cessation of the excellent Ben Walton Trust. The idea has been implemented with great enthusiasm by our trustees!