Patient volunteers

Patient Volunteers

Next time you’re in clinic on a Friday morning, look out for the guys in the orange t-shirts. They’re there to welcome you and help you find the information you need.

They’re all patients and ex-patients (diagnosed a year or more ago), so they know the ropes. Think of them as your source of information on how Bristol Testicular Cancer Service (BTCS) works, a friendly face and a sympathetic ear – all rolled into one!

Whether you need them to explain your support options, chat about what you’re going through, or just point out where something is located in the centre, the patient volunteers will be happy to help.

If you’re interested in becoming a patient volunteer yourself, then please let us know by emailing

Travel grants

Do you live more than 10 miles away from Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre? Are you struggling to pay the costs of travelling for treatment?

If you’re on Statutory Sick Pay, or Employment and Support Allowance, and you don’t have savings, you may qualify for an It’s in the Bag travel grant.

To find out more, please contact your key worker, ring 0117 342 3472 or email