By Julie Wardrope, Chairperson CANDU
CANDU (www.cancerdundee.org) are a team of cancer patients and survivors, based in Dundee, who work with others e.g. NHS Tayside, Macmillan Cancer Support, Tayside Cancer Support, The Scottish Health Council, The SCPN and Maggie’s Dundee, to promote existing support services, identify local support needs and encourage effective, transparent partnership working between service providers.
CANDU also deliver community-based outreach projects aimed at meeting the practical, physical and emotional needs of local cancer patients. This summer, at the Dundee Maggie’s Centre, they will deliver a series of creative wellbeing workshops for people affected by cancer. Over 4 weeks, participants will be supported to create their very own Wonderbox, the ecofriendly, energy and money saving slow cooker that just happens to look a lot like a bean bag! Workshops are an opportunity to learn and enjoy crafts with new friends, while learning about healthy eating for those living with cancer. Each week, as you sew your own Wonderbox, a healthy, simple 1-pot meal will be cooked which the group will share together. The workshops take place on Saturday 11th & 18th August and 1st & 8th September from 2-4 pm. All materials are provided.
If you would like to take part please contact Julie Wardrop (07427 607 380 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Note from the Editor: CANDU are planning to produce a recipe book as part of this project and would love to gather as many one-pot recipes as possible, which are nutritious and also address other cancer patient’s needs, such as soft foods etc. If you have any recipes that lend themselves to the “slow cooker” method of cooking, we would be grateful if you could share them with us. Please send any recipes (stating original source if appropriate) to Karen Barton at Abertay University email@example.com
Image: From left Debbie Findlay, Julie Wardrop, Rubina Zafar & Satyavani Macmillan from CANDU with a Wonderbox ‘they made earlier’!