Hive Cancer Support would not be possible without the support from our community.

There are various ways you can get involved in our busy beehive.

From volunteering to fundraising or even joining us for a song, we hope you find something that peaks your interest.

For further information or to learn more just click the links below.


Hive Cancer Support wouldn’t be possible without our amazing volunteers.

There are lots of different ways for you to get involved and be part of something special. No matter how much time you can give, there will be something to suit you.

  • Fundraising/events

    What: If you have a little time to spare we have lots of opportunities to help out with bucket collections, sticker days, bag packs and supporting public events.

    When: Dates throughout the year

    Contact: Marianne Flood, Community Education and Marketing Officer


  • Allotment

    What: Dig in and get your hands dirty at our allotment, digging, planting , watering and harvesting.

    When: March to October

    Contact: Sarah McGowan, Programme & Services Co-ordinator


  • Choir

    What: There’s no audition to join our choir, you just need to be a Cancer thriver or a friend of a Cancer thriver. We have live appearances throughout the year across the city.

    When: Rehearsals are one hour once a week, plus public appearances 

    Contact: Sarah McGowan, Programme & Services Co-ordinator


  • Campaigning

    What: Help us lobby decision makers on issues that affect public health and Cancer thrivers.

    When: We are involved in campaigns throughout the year

    Contact: Jacquie Loughrey, Education and Prevention Officer


  • Befriending

    What : We offer training to help you use your experience as a Cancer thriver or carer to help others going through the same experience.

    When: We will match you to members 

    Contact: Marianne Flood, Community Education and Marketing Assistant


  • Education

    What: We will train you how to deliver and assist the delivery our workshops to a variety of different audiences.

    When: Opportunities arise throughout the year

    Contact: Jacquie Loughrey, Education and Prevention Officer



Volunteers are vital for our Ballymagown double allotment site in Creggan, March-October. Help us plant, weed, water, dig and carry compost for our herb and vegetable beds.

You can assist at the three communal poly tunnels with support from the Triax Neighbourhood Team.

Contact Sarah McGowan


Attend one of our upcoming events!

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The Pink Ladies choir welcomes all Cancer thrivers and their friends.

You don’t have to be a member to join. No audition necessary, just come along and commit to practice one hour a week. It’s a great way to meet new friends and look after your health and wellbeing.

Contact Sarah McGowan


Join our campaigns and actively contribute to help us challenge decision makers regarding the critical issues affecting everyone affected by a Cancer diagnosis.

We lobby about the issues that impact our health, Cancer services and care, and environmental issues.

We partnered with Triax to launch the Pesticide Free Derry Campaign. As a result, Derry City and Strabane District Council unanimously decided to stop using Glyphosate in public spaces in 2019.

Hive Cancer Support signed the UK Chemicals strategy, urging the UK to adopt EU’s Gold standard legislation for Endocrine disrupting Chemicals.


Jacquie Loughrey