Cancer Champions

Become a Cancer Champion by taking part in one of our free awareness sessions. 

No skills, qualifications or any specialised knowledge of cancer is required to take part in Cancer Champion training. Our free awareness sessions teach people about the key facts, statistics, symptoms and screenings which are linked to a number of cancers.

Cancer Champions are equipped with the knowledge needed to raise awareness about cancer, engage in conversations that could help to reduce the risk of cancer and encourage early diagnosis of cancer – when treatment could be simpler and more successful.

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Since September 2018, we have trained


Cancer Champions in the Humber, Coast and Vale area

Early detection saves lives

Would you be able to spot the possible early signs of cancer in a friend or relative?

Along with national screening programmes, being aware of the common signs and symptoms can help to increase diagnosis at an earlier stage.

Become a Cancer Champion and help encourage early diagnosis and improve outcomes for people affected by cancer in Humber, Coast and Vale.

Become a Cancer Champion

Book your place on one of our free Cancer Champion Awareness Sessions.

Upcoming dates

Thursday 30th September, 9.30am – 11am

Friday 8th October, 1.30pm – 3pm

Thursday 21st October, 10.30am – 12noon

Thursday 28th October, 9am – 10.30am

Book here


COVID-19 Update: Please note that all face-to-face awareness sessions are currently postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sharon’s story

Sharon Hornsby, a Contact Officer with Humberside Police, received treatment for early stage breast cancer after a free awareness session prompted her to book an appointment with her GP.

‘If I hadn’t done the Cancer Champion training, where would I be? Learning about cancer saved my life.’

Book a Private Awareness Session

For your educational establishment, place of work or voluntary group.

We have previously delivered private Cancer Champion Awareness Sessions to students at several educational establishments including Hull University, John Leggott College, East Riding College and York College. Previous work place sessions have been organised for staff at Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, G F Smith, AVIVA,  Vale of York CCG and East Riding of Yorkshire CCG. We have also delivered private sessions to Hull Sikh Community Group and volunteers at York Against Cancer and St Leonard’s Hospice.

To book a private awareness session for your work place, educational establishment or voluntary group, email or call 07519 120809.


The Cancer Champion programme is an important way of cascading cancer information to a wider group. Since becoming a Cancer Champion, I have shared the leaflets provided at the training with my work team.

I found the training very helpful and tell everyone about what I learnt on the course.

More people need to attend this training - I don't think people realise their value.

Being able to talk freely about all cancers with family, friends and others that we meet each day is really important.

The session was very informative and would encourage community groups to book onto the course to raise awareness of cancer.

Considering the subject matter, the session was very enjoyable and informative - I learnt a great deal.

Many thanks for your session with us at York Racecourse. The delivery was superb and the content was extremely useful, informative and even surprising in parts. If only every human being could go through the training.

Louise Daly, Commercial Manager at York Racecourse

Care Plus Group

Care Plus Group offer virtual Cancer Champion training across North East Lincolnshire.

Wednesday 10th November, 1:00pm – 3:30pm

To take part in an upcoming training session, please contact 01472 232265 or email

To find out more about Care Plus Group, please visit