Insurance firm donates £20,000 to help cancer patients in Sheffield

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Cancer patients in Sheffield will benefit from an increased support network thanks to a £20,000 donation from city insurance firm Westfield Health.

The insurer donated the cash towards Macmillan’s One to One support project which aims to train doctors, practice nurses and other health professionals to ensure they are equipped to give cancer patients the support they need.

Steve Loane, of Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “A donation like this will have a huge positive impact in supporting those affected by cancer and their families.

“With the new training scheme in place, people should receive better support and hopefully have their quality of life improved as a result. None of this would be possible without the donation from Westfield Health.”

Macmillan Cancer Support receives 98 per cent of its income from voluntary donations.