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Become an advocate

There are several ways you can support the work of Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation other than fundraising. If you are a lung cancer patient, or you’ve had lung cancer in the past or you’ve cared for someone with lung cancer, we would love you to become one of our lung cancer patient advocates, or lung cancer carer advocates.

Patient Advocate Brian Gemmell
Patient advocate Brian Gemmell

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation advocates help our charity immensely, and there are many different ways in which you can get involved. These include:

  • Sharing your story with us on our website, ‘Inspire’ magazine or social media channels
  • Becoming a speaker at one of our Lung Cancer Information Days
  • Running a lung cancer awareness stall at your local hospital
  • Sharing your lung cancer story through a patient film
  • Having your photos taken for one of our publications
  • Joining our Reader panel

Reader panel members are asked to read and provide feedback, a few times a year, on all aspects of our information publications. This helps us to make sure that things like the content, language, style and format of our information are clear, informative and easy to read. It also helps us to identify additional topics to cover in the information we provide

  • Getting involved in local committees and consultation to shape and influence NHS services
  • Supplying our lung cancer information to your local hospital, Information centre, GP Practice or community venues such as your local library.

“I was lucky enough to have surgery and have my lung cancer removed. So now I want to help spread the message about awareness of lung cancer, about its signs and symptoms, and how Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation supports people living with the disease.”

Paul Nicholson, lung cancer patient advocate

For more information about becoming a charity lung cancer advocate, please contact our Community Engagement Manager, Melody Holt, on melody.holt@roycastle.org or call 0333 323 7200 (extension 9156).