Cancer Care West is a registered Charity (Charity Registration number CHY11260) and is a company limited by guarantee without a share capital.
The Charity is governed by a Board of Directors, chaired by Mr Padraic Clarke. The composition of the board is representative of the Medical sector by eminent cancer specialists and of the wider community. The Board of Directors serve in a voluntary capacity and do not receive any remuneration or expenses. Policy decided by the board is implemented by the Cancer Care West Management team.
We are extremely proud of the work that Cancer Care West has done to help cancer patients and their families from all over the West and Northwest of Ireland. We could not do what we do without the support of you – the people who give with remarkable generosity. That’s why we take our governance and transparency very seriously.
Below we outline the steps we take to make sure we are compliant in every aspect of our work and operate to the highest standards of cooperate governance and best practices across our organisation.
Cancer Care West is fully committed to the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public issued by the Charity Regulator in September 2017.
These guidelines are intended to assist trustees of a charity to run the charity effectively, avoid difficulties around fundraising and comply with their legal requirements.
The guidelines were developed by the Regulator to:
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Cancer Care West is committed to always treating its donors and supporters with the highest level of care and respect. Our Donor Charter has been produced to assure donors and potential donors of our commitment to honesty, openness, transparency and our commitment to the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public.
We are committed to the highest standard of donor care. We treat all complaints with the utmost seriousness and endeavour to respond politely and promptly. We are committed to learn from any feedback we receive from the public and our supporters.
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In addition, we are compliant with relevant obligations under the Companies Act 2014 and the Charites Act 2009.
We produce an annual report each year and the charity undergoes an independent audit and files annual accounts with the Companies Registration office.