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78p Cancer Support & Awareness Trust (CSAT)
The Trust was the brain child of Peter Collins who suffered from breast
cancer and lived on the remote Pebble Island with his wife and family,
without access to a library or any chance to find out more about his
diagnosis. He was determined that this should not happen to anyone else.
With his wife, Shiralee, and young sons he moved to Stanley to be closer
to the hospital and most importantly to a library. Whilst away receiving
treatment in UK he suggested establishing a charity that could help
people with day to day tasks and with volunteers to sit and chat with
the patient, thus the tag line ‘a listening ear and a helping hand’ was
born. At a meeting in a local public house, a committee was formed with
Shiralee as Chair, along with a Secretary, a Treasurer and two further
members supported by a large group of volunteers, some of whom were
themselves cancer sufferers or those in remission.
A Trust deed was drawn up with the help of a local solicitor in 1994 and
was named “The Cancer Support and Awareness Group” which later changed
to Trust (CSAT).
Sadly, after Peter passed away in England, Shiralee found she had a very
high phone bill because of trying to keep her family in touch with their
father; so, a new reason to fundraise was agreed to purchase telephone
cards for patients sent overseas to keep in touch with their families in
As technology advanced mobile phones were bought and loaned to patients
sent overseas and fax machines were made available to the families who
remained here, all provided by kind donations within the community.
Fast forward 15 years and the aim of the Trust, which is now run by
eight volunteer Trustees, is to promote awareness and to offer
financial, practical and emotional help and support to anyone affected
by cancer in any way, including family and carers. Our volunteers lend a
listening ear and a helping hand with complete confidentiality.
In 2009 Trustees began fundraising to bring equipment and a medical team
to the Falklands from Chile to carry out the Islands’ first ever
national mammography screening programme and in early 2010 this was a
mammoth project but was achieved successfully and undoubtedly lives were
The Trust supports those in need in many ways nowadays and has used
funds, amongst other things, for necessary adaptations to homes and for
furnishings for the hospital so that relatives can stay in comfort with
end of life patients. Each Christmas all patients supported by the Trust
are sent food hampers to help them enjoy the festive season. Patients
requiring financial assistance are paid by bank transfer each month with
the Standard Chartered Bank kindly waiving any charges for this service.
CSAT is the only cancer support charity within the Islands, it is a very
busy and active Trust and any help offered is much appreciated.
November 2019 sees the 25th Anniversary of the official forming of the
Cancer Support & Awareness Trust and Trustees are delighted that this
can be commemorated with a stamp issue bearing a photograph of Peter,
along with the Stephen Jaffray Memorial Trust stamp issue, another
fantastic local charity which commemorated its 25th anniversary in 2018.
78p The Stephen Jaffray Memorial Fund
The Stephen Jaffray Memorial Fund was set up in 1993 in memory of young
Falkland Islander Stephen Jaffray who sadly passed away in 1992 aged 21.
Stephen had to be airlifted to Montevideo, which cost a lot of money to
send and keep his family with him during this time. Stephen and his
family were overwhelmed by the generosity of people and businesses at
their time of need. Stephen’s wish was to raise money to help assist
other families who are in desperate need to be with their sick, close
relatives in their time of need who do not have the finances to assist
Stephen’s family decided to start the charity in honour of his wishes
and has now been a successful ongoing charity for over 25 years, helping
many families over this time. So far, the charity has spent over
£300,000 assisting families with flights and accommodation and is one of
the most popular charities in the Falkland Islands and hopes to continue
the ongoing support.
Designer Andrew Robinson
Printer Cartor Security Printing
Process Stochastic Lithography
Perforation 13 x 13 ¼ per 2cms
Stamp size 30.6 x 38mm
Sheet Layout 10
Release date 6 December, 2019
Production Co-ordination Creative Direction (Worldwide) Ltd