After both his mum and aunt were diagnosed with breast cancer, Nick wanted to do something for Cancer Research UK and so took part in Bristol's 10k run, raising £1,500. In 2013, Nick came across the Cancer Campaigns Ambassador role, a volunteering role which enables individuals to engage their local MPs with Cancer Research UK's political campaigns. He thought this would be the perfect opportunity for him to be more involved with the charity and he has been campaigning ever since.
As a Cancer Campaigns Ambassador, Nick has been engaging his local MP and his local community around Cancer Research UK's current campaigns - Don't Quit on Us and Junk Free TV. We caught up with Nick to find out about his experience with volunteering for Cancer Research UK and his motivation for beating cancer sooner.
What would you say to people thinking about volunteering as a Cancer Campaigns Ambassador?
I would highly recommend it, it has changed my perspectives massively and has shown me that every single person really can make a difference. If you feel strongly enough about the case and feel that you want to make a difference, then volunteering with Cancer Research UK is a no brainer.
What have you gained from your volunteering experience?
What the role has done is given me a lot of opportunities that I wouldn't have had otherwise, such as interaction with major voices in Parliament about the work of Cancer Research UK. I feel I have gained public speaking, motivation, and taskforce skills also, through different methods of spreading the ideas of the campaigns.
What does beating cancer sooner mean to you?
Having seen the effect of cancer first hand on my close family and relatives of close friends, beating cancer sooner means a huge amount to me and I know that Cancer Research UK are doing everything in their power to make it a reality.
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