#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

Digital Leaders HealthTech Innovation of the Year, 2019 | Cancer Central is a new and growing digital platform providing a central source of information for those affected by cancer and those who care for them. Whatever your questions or needs, we aim to signpost businesses, services and charities - locally, nationally and online - who can offer the advice and support you need. We are at the start of this this journey and, over time, will become the go-to place to find cancer support, with your help | Our creation is a story about community and innovation. So far over 25,000 hours have been donated by 200+ individuals and 30+ organisations with major contributions from TechFINIUM, ROQ and IBM. Subject matter experts have contributed to everything from the ideas, suggestions, design, processes, build, testing, policies, data and so on. It is a 'Human Open Source Model' and we describe this way of working as Cominovation (Community + Innovation) | #HelpisHere

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