#GivingCominovation, Givey and Cancer Central celebrate Giving Tuesday

The creation of Cancer Central is a story about community. Over 10,000 hours have been donated by 100+ individuals and 20+ organisations, such as Givey, IBM Watson, Expedia, American Express, TechFINIUM, ROQ, Sullivan & Stanley, eSynergy Solutions, reThink Digital Gurus, Skills Matter, CodeNode, Pearce Marketing and Roar Media. Subject matter experts have contributed to everything from the ideas, suggestions, design, processes, build, testing, policies, data and so on. This way of working is described by Cancer Central as Cominovation (Community + Innovation).

Cancer Central launched in October 2018 and signposts to organisations who provide benefits advice, insurance products, counselling, complementary therapy, respite care, hats, wigs, lingerie, skincare, financial help, nutrition advice, local societies or communities, meals on wheels, books, blogs, forums, local hospital taxi services and so on, based on your location and cancer type.

They are currently seeking businesses and charities who provide products or support to register for free so that they can be found easily in time of need.

To celebrate cominovation, beginning on the 1st November 2018, Givey and Cancer Central will be providing the public with an opportunity to support all things related to cancer by contributing to train Ave, (Cancer Central's digital employee powered by IBM Watson). They will be celebrating this movement throughout the month until #GivingTuesday on 27th November.

“Ave is learning. We all have different questions and even if we have the same question, we ask it differently. We need your help to train Ave with all variations so that she can help and guide those in need” Avril, Founder & CEO Cancer Central

To take part in #GivingCominovation and help to train Ave - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NDBTYZ2 or for more details visit GiveyHQ on Twitter or Facebook.

Givey is an online donations platform serving the forgotten 95% of small charities, levelling the playing field and using the opportunity of mobile/social to reach new audiences. We highlight good news stories of people doing great work on the ground and we like to empower our Givey community to take action with an act of giving so that they can inspire others to take action too.

“In adopting a smarter, more holistic, vision of the donor and the cause, communities are motivated to come together with shared values and skills, and drive a better quality of life for all. People are at the heart of local problem-solving and decision-making to deliver better outcomes is our experience at Givey". Neil Mehta CEO Givey


Additional Information: -

• To follow and support the daily journey @CancerCentralUK on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

• Cancer Central is a Community Interest Company (social enterprise), registered in England No. 10733608

• Founder & CEO Avril Chester is a senior technology executive who was treated for breast cancer in 2015/16, she is author of ‘Be with me, it’s c’

• To follow and support the #GivingCominovation campaign visit GiveyHQ on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

• To know more about Givey or to support Cancer Central, visit - https://www.givey.com/givingcominovation.

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About Cancer Central

Cancer Central is the first award winning HealthTech cancer platform using AI to guide people affected by cancer to find the support and information they need. It is a young social enterprise created from over 65,000 donated hours. Founded by Avril Chester in 2018 after noting the disparate channels to find support for practical issues and services such as local societies or daily radiotherapy taxi hire to deeply personal ones such as financial, hats or wigs, during her diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer. She started her mission to create a centralised hub, to help people affected by cancer to find the Information and support they need. A place for both cancer patients and their carer's.

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