THE Rotary Club of St Austell Bay has shown its support for the Community Cancer Cafes that operate in Cornwall.

The speaker at a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of St Austell Bay was Macmillan nurse Carolyn Screech who told members and guests about the cafes.

Carolyn runs the cafes in a number of Cornish communities, including Mount Charles in St Austell.

The Rotary club heard that the cafes are a joint venture between Macmillan and Age UK. They provide a welcoming and informal point of contact for people whose lives are affected by cancer.

Rotary member Ian Elkins spoke about his own experience with cancer and said that he was sure that the service would provide invaluable support and assistance for people in a similar position.

The president of the Rotary Club of St Austell Bay, Paul Hancock, presented Carolyn with a cheque for £1,000. The money was raised by Rotary members and will support the Community Cancer Cafes.

A spokesperson for the club said: “If you would like to know more about the Rotary Club of St Austell Bay, please contact Mike Ward on 07742 607567. The club meets on Monday evenings at the Britannia Inn.”