Charity & Community



CancerCare is a dynamic local charity dedicated to the support of people with cancer, their families and their carers, and those bereaved by cancer in the North Lancashire and South Cumbria area. All of the support provided by CancerCare is given free of charge and they are only able to continue providing their valuable services as a direct result of fundraising activities, the generosity of its sponsors and public donations, which provide the life blood of this exceptional local charity.

CancerCare is a unique charity helping local families affected by cancer and other life limiting conditions

CancerCare's free professional therapy services include: Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Alexander Technique, Aromatherapy Massage, Creative Art Therapies, Support Groups, and a Children and Young People's Service

CancerCare help approximately 1,500 people every year

CancerCare work with people of all ages including children as young as three

For more information about our services or fundraising events please visit us at

CancerCare relies heavily on fundraising activities and generous donations in order to provide the existing services to people with cancer and their families. But more is needed to be able to extend these important services to more people across Lancashire and South Lakeland.

Reid Hamilton is a proud to supporter of CancerCare, staging many fund raising events over the years including charity race nights, arranging sponsorship of events in conjunction with The Bay Radio and through the Aviva Community Awards, where we successfulyl secured £2,500 for the charity. Last year we were proud to sponsor the 10th anniversary Cross Bay Walk and we were proud to sponsor this year's event held on Sunday 7th August 2016.

In spite of the weather presenting challenges of its own, the event was a huge success, with 500 people taking part.

For race results and further information about fundraising and support, pleae visit

Here are a few of photos from recent events in support CancerCare...

The Dukes:


As a charity, The Dukes is committed to protecting the arts and cultural life of Lancaster.  By supporting them we are helping to protect and promote a hugely important institution and the home of the UK's biggest outdoor theatre walkabout event, having attracted over 500,000 people to Williamsons' Park to date.

The Dukes is a welcoming home to audiences and participants of all ages and they inspire people to enjoy new and extraordinary experiences in theatre, dance, music, comedy, film and visual art.

Whether you buy a ticket to a performance, make a donation, become a Patron or simply enjoyed a coffee in the bar, you are helping to support The Dukes' charitable aims.

In order to continue this work The Dukes relies on donations and the continued support of individuals through their Friends and Patrons Schemes, as well as the time given by volunteers for things like the Development Board.

If you would like to find out more about becomming a Patron of The Dukes, future productions or how to get involved yourself, please see their website or contact The Dukes on 01524 598511.

Lancaster and District Homeless Action Service:

Mark Whiteman is a trustee of Lancaster and District Homeless Action Service, mainly dealing with personnel management and strategic planning. Mark is currently involved in plans to secure a new, permanent building for the charity. If you would like to find out more about LDHAS's work please see or call 01524 842008.

Classic Car Show – 23rd June 2013

Duncan took his pride and joy, his 1975 Triumph TR7, to the Lakes Classic Car Show at Grasmere on 23rd June. This was a good day for all car enthusiasts and Duncan was joined by some of our clients with their own classic cars.  This event  raised money for The Windermere and Ambleside Lions Club and the North West Air Ambulance.

Please see the gallery below of Duncan's TR7: 

 Photos  1, 3 & 4 are credited to Andrew Starkey -

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