Community Cancer Champions Project, 2024-27


Plymouth Community Cancer Champions is a 3-year project, funded by Macmillan Cancer Support and hosted by Zebra Collective in close collaboration with community partners Age UK Plymouth and the Wolseley Trust Social Prescribing team.
This closely evaluated test and learn project will explore test asset-based community development approaches to supporting people and communities whose cancer outcomes and experiences are known to be the worst because of the unjust and unacceptable barriers they face, such as poverty and discrimination.

Niqui Bond began as the Project Manager in early January 2024, and is spending the 1st quarter of the year setting up the project and recruiting the rest of the Zebra team – a Community Engagement Worker, a Digital Inclusion Worker and a Volunteer Co-ordinator, while Age UK Plymouth are recruiting a Community Engagement Worker for older adults and Wolseley are recruiting a Primary Care Link Worker.

For more information contact Niqui: niqui@zebra.coop

Gary Younge: Dispatches from the Diaspora – Monday 11th March 2024, Boston’s Plymouth

Join award-winning author, broadcaster and former US correspondent, columnist and editor-at-large at The Guardian, Gary Younge at Boston Tea Party, Plymouth to hear him speak about his recent book, “Dispatches from the Diaspora: From Nelson Mandela to Black Lives Matter”, a collection of journalism on race, racism and black lives and deaths.

This event is hosted by the Zebra Collective. Food available at the venue until 7pm. Talk at 7.30. Book signings 8.45-9.15

To book: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/zebracollective/1132164

LOCATION: Boston Tea Party, Barbican, Plymouth PL4 0EX

Start of the Cancer Champions programme, Plymouth 2024-27

After years of developing community initiatives in partnership with Macmillan, Zebra is pleased to be hosting this action research programme, exploring an asset-based community development (ABCD) approach to addressing the fact that people living in low income communities tend to have a significantly poorer experience of the cancer journey, from pre-diagnosis through to post-treatment.

Macmillan has designed a large-scale programme to test this approach in selected communities here in Plymouth, beginning in Devonport and Stonehouse. Zebra is leading, and collaborating with Age UK Plymouth and the social prescribing service at Wolseley Trust.

Niqui Bond, until recently a primary school assistant head in Plymouth, began as Project Manager at the start of January. Her 1st three months will be spent setting up the programme, including recruiting the team – 3 with Zebra and one each at Age UK Plymouth & Wolseley.

For more details on this project, email niqui@zebra.coop