Sussex Charity Cancer United Crowned Winner

The first round of the PS&B Community Charity Campaign has ended with Sussex charity claiming 1st place.

October not only brings us colder temperatures and falling leaves but it also brings us to Cancer Awareness month. Raising awareness for something as significant as cancer is at the core to many charities and can be seen in the efforts made by the thousands year after year – however, this is a chance for such efforts to be celebrated too.

This year is a little different here in Sussex as the first winners of the PS&B property services Community Charity campaign, Cancer United have been crowned. The campaign launched last month in support of the financial impact that COVID-19 has had on Sussex charities’, a matter that is clearly close to the publics’ heart represented through the overwhelming response that saw the winner to the top.

The runner-up charities included West Sussex North Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association  (MNDA) and The Chichester Information Shop for Young People who also received many votes. However, Cancer United – a charity dedicated to supporting Sussex residents whose lives have been affected by cancer as well as providing physical and mental wellbeing support that now, more than ever is so important.

The founder, Jan Sheward was presented with the winner’s reward consisting of a £500 cheque given by PS&B’s own director Michael Barber and upon winner Jan said:

“We are a cancer support charity with a difference – in fact I believe that we are rather unique in the support that we offer.  Everything we do revolves around social interaction in many different environments which offer sport, physical activity and music.  We bring together those whose lives have been affected by cancer, whether it is the patient or those close to them, as they too will have been affected by a cancer diagnosis.”

In light of the success, the campaign has had PS&B are now asking the public to continue showing support by nominating for a second round. Any information regarding the campaign or PS&B can be found here.

Raising awareness of cancer is something that takes many shapes and forms. No matter if it’s a bake sale or a penny in a donation bucket, every donation is helping to make a difference. If you would like to read more about anything mentioned or interested in how to do your bit the website for Cancer Research UK can be found here.


Gemma Hook, PMW Communications Ltd. gemma.hook@pmwcom.co.uk


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