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There was cause for celebration when the Nightingale Cancer Support Centre officially launched its new premises in Baker Street, Enfield Town.

At an event on Friday 26th January guests were treated to a guided tour of the purpose-designed space and had the opportunity to speak with health-care professionals in their dedicated counselling, lymphoedema, consultation and therapy rooms.

The Mayor of Enfield, Councillor Christine Hamilton, was on hand to cut the ribbon and said, “It is my pleasure to be here today to open this wonderful new site for the Nightingale Cancer Support Centre. It is superb that such a vibrant, enthusiastic team are behind this local support mechanism that does so much to help those in need and their carers and families.

Nightingale Baker St Launch 01The Mayor of Enfield cuts the ribbon to officially open the new premises
Left-to-right: former client and volunteer Sue Abbs; services manager Fiona Connell; trustee Sam Seth; trustee Teresa Aylott; trustee Andrew Bone; trustee Pat O'Mahony; Mayor of Enfield Christine Hamilton.  Photograph by Anne-Marie Sanderson

There was cause for celebration when the Nightingale Cancer Support Centre officially launched its new premises in Baker Street, Enfield.

At an event on Friday 26th January guests were treated to a guided tour of the purpose-designed space and had the opportunity to speak with health-care professionals in their dedicated counselling, lymphoedema, consultation and therapy rooms.

The Mayor of Enfield, Councillor Christine Hamilton, was on hand to cut the ribbon and said, “It is my pleasure to be here today to open this wonderful new site for the Nightingale Cancer Support Centre. It is superb that such a vibrant, enthusiastic team are behind this local support mechanism that does so much to help those in need and their carers and families.

Former client and current volunteer Sue Abbs said, “When I had breast cancer 11 years ago, The Nightingale became a huge part of my life and recovery. Nothing compares to being able to chat to people going through the same experience.”

Andrew Bone, one of the three founding trustees said, “It is wonderful to have such support from the community and we would not be here without them. With the increased space we now have and therefore the diary time now available to us, we hope to increase our services from helping 600 people a year to over 1000 people a year and the aim is to achieve this within the next three years.”

Since the birth of the charity 15 years ago the Nightingale had been sharing premises with several other charities at the Lancaster Centre, Enfield, limiting the amount of services they could provide.

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