Membership of Iris

A fundamental principle of our strategy is the involvement of a multi-disciplinary team, bringing together their skills and experience to help support, inform and guide the future of Iris. To ensure that a wide perspective is considered in everything we do, we maintain a balance across the following disciplines:

  • People diagnosed with cancer
  • Massage therapists
  • Clinical and medical professionals
  • Research professionals
  • Hospice and cancer care professionals

Our members, who we expect to participate actively in the business and projects of the charity, have voting rights to help maintain the spirit of collaboration and democracy as far as possible.

Becoming A Member of our Charity

Applicants for membership are required to first demonstrate twelve months of activity on behalf of the charity. This activity can take a take a number of forms, from fund raising, to research projects, to administrative assistance. Each applicant must be sponsored by an existing member of the Board or Management Team , who will confirm the activities which have been undertaken. Members are expected to confirm their commitment to our membership code of conduct, and to uphold the following principles – selflessness; integrity; objectivity; accountability; openness; honesty; leadership