Together we can make a real difference!

KCSN is first and foremost a patient-run and patient-managed organisation; we know we can make a difference to people’s lives, and with your help we can reach out to more people. Many people volunteer their time and energy, and without your commitment we would not be able to support the many hundreds of patients and carers who turn to us for information and support.Hazel Thomas

There are lots of ways you can help us to help others: Fundraising for KCSN can really make a difference to our work as a charity. Not only does it raise essential funds for us, but it helps us raise the profile of kidney cancer and that may ultimately help save lives. If you or your family or friends would like to organise or be involved in a KCSN fundraising event, please get in touch with us. Alternatively you may like to consider making a special one-off or a regular donation to help us fund a particular kidney cancer project; either way we would love to hear from you.

Perhaps you are good at talking to people and would like to help others as a cancer friend or buddy through our Facebook pages? Or do you enjoy writing? If you do, please set pen to paper and write your own kidney cancer story for others to learn from. And if you are an information seeker, then help us write our patient-to-patient help sheets, which contain hints and insights about managing different kidney cancer situations from a patient’s perspective.

We also offer more specialised volunteering opportunities. You may be interested in attending an NHS or kidney cancer meeting or conference as a member of KCSN, and then providing feedback to our members and taking issues forward. In this Petesection of the website, there is a lot of information about how to become an advocate for KCSN. Or you might be interested in kidney cancer research? If so, we are always eager to hear from patients, carers or family members who would like to become more active and be involved in kidney cancer research and clinical trials in their own area or local hospital.

Volunteering can be very rewarding and is a great way of meeting people and finding new friends. So whether you want to gain new skills or make new friends and be part of a community that really cares…… just pick up the phone or pen, and get in touch with us; we would love to hear from you and let’s get together and make a real difference!

Please contact us on the helpline 01209 890326 or email us if you want to find out how to get involved with KCSN to make a real difference!