Cavendish Cancer Buddies


Tim Pryor Centre, , 34 Wilkinson Street,, Sheffield, S10 2GB

Who we are

Trained volunteers who can help support you through your journey with cancer.

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Our Cancer Buddies are a group of trained volunteers who have either had cancer themselves or have cared for someone with cancer. Because they have been in a similar situation, they can understand what it is like to deal with a cancer diagnosis as a patient or as a partner or family member.

The volunteers are supported by our highly qualified therapy staff. We usually match up volunteers and their clients by whether they are patients or carers, and are also happy to ensure a male or female volunteer, on request. We are unlikely to be able to match you up with someone with exactly the same diagnosis.

The scheme is flexible and can last from a couple of weeks to 6 months. The usual support is a weekly or fortnightly phone call. Buddies cannot meet in person or carry out home visits as part of the scheme.

To find out more, fill in the short form below, email or call 0114 278 4600 and leave a message with your details. You will hear back from us within five working days.

We are currently recruiting for more Buddies, if you would like to be a Buddy please phone the Cavendish Centre and ask to talk to someone about the 'buddy scheme'.

Opening Times

9am – 5pm Monday - Friday

Contact Details

Contact name: Ms Hilary Nugent

Email address:

Phone number: 0114 278 4600

Mobile number:

Address: 34 Wilkinson Street Sheffield S10 2BG


Address details:

Tim Pryor Centre, , 34 Wilkinson Street,, Sheffield, S10 2GB

Other Details

Cost: Free

Published: 09 August 2019