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FIRST GRANT BY BRITISH ASSOCIATION OF DRAMATHERAPISTS’ CHARITY GOES TO CANCER LIFELINE SOUTH WEST

The British Association of Dramatherapists’ Charity (BADth Charity) is delighted to announce its first ever grant will be awarded to Cancer Lifeline South West.

The grant of £5,030 will be used by Cancer Lifeline South West to employ a Dramatherapist to run 4 Dramatherapy groups for the primary supporters and carers, and children, of people with a non-terminal diagnosis whose cancer treatment has ended.

Lisa Lea-Weston, Trustee of the Devon-based charity, explained ‘The impact of a cancer diagnosis, not just on the patient, but also on their family, is enormous, even once treatment is over – and only just being fully acknowledged by medical professionals.  This grant will enable us to have a direct impact on the lives and wellbeing of up to 24 families.  It is a bonus and an honour to be the recipients of the BADth Charity’s grant’.

The Chair of Trustees of the BADth Charity, Madeline Andersen-Warren, added ‘We have worked long and hard to establish the BADth Charity and to raise sufficient funds to be in the position to award our first grant and we are thrilled to be supporting Cancer Lifeline South West in offering this valuable project.  Not only is the work of this charity something we are pleased to support, but we also hope our funding of this and future work and research in the field of Dramatherapy, raises the profile of this relatively unfamiliar, but wonderfully effective, therapeutic approach’.