Hunts Community Cancer Network recognised at 3rd Sector Care Awards

Eastern AHSN is proud to congratulate Hunts Community Cancer Network’s (HCCN) co-founder Susan Moore for winning the Making a Difference Award at the 3rd Sector Care Awards.

Susan Moore, along with then lead nurse Gini Melesi, was acknowledged for her role in ‘Making a Difference’ to the residents of Huntingdon who are living with and beyond cancer.

The 3rd Sector Care Awards 2017, hosted by Dame Esther Rantzen, showcased the innovation and care excellence of the not-for-profit care and support sector.

The 3rd Sector Care Award judges commented: “Susan Moore fits the criteria for the Making a Difference Award perfectly. HCCN was developed from nothing, with no funding for the people it supports, and this individual has been key to its growth and development.”

The judges commented that they found Susan Moore to be humble and matter-of-fact during their interview with her, and that Susan did not always get to see the impact that HCCN has had on the development of the organisation and the lives of the people it supports.

It is this combination of humility and determination that has enabled the charity to fill a gap where nothing existed before.

Susan’s drive to help others is a model for the future support in the community for those with long term conditions.

Gini Melesi, co-founder of HCCN and now Macmillan Quality Improvement Lead, NHS East of England Cancer Clinical Network, commented: “Without the charity – and particularly Susan – we would not be able to provide the extra nurse training, innovative equipment and technology or provide patients with evidenced-based supportive activities such as the Level 3-type rehabilitation classes that the HCCN Charity fund for the NHS’ Patients.”

Eastern Academic Health Science Network (Eastern AHSN) has been supporting both the Hunts Community Cancer Network and Aseptika Ltd since April. This newly formed partnership with Aseptika Ltd have enabled HCCN to offer their Activ8rlives (A8) platform, a BuddyBand2 activity tracker to patients and integrate the Cloud-based system with the Clinician’s A8 Portal to monitor adherence to exercise and to see any warning signs of relapse. 

For more information on this project please contact Transformation Support Unit at: or visit

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