Posted By Admin on 20th February 2017
I am a single mum to 2 children – Callum, now age 14 and Georgia age 10.
In may 2015 our lives were turned upside down when I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer at the age of 39.
Chemo, surgery, radiotherapy and I was given the all clear in march 2016. Only for November 2016 to discover I had secondary cancer – it’s now in my neck. Hearing that news and telling the children I was having to go back through more treatment almost broke me – but I knew I had to paint that smile on face it head on.
Since original diagnosis I have had over 100 hospital appointments, currently on 9 rounds of chemo (and it’s ongoing), 2 lots of surgery, 23 sessions radiotherapy, a blood transfusion and – to date – 2 hospital stays of 6 days each due to being neutropenic. On top of this juggling work and trying to maintain paying all my bills!
I am so proud of my children as it’s not been easy for them – I have been tired, irritable, emotional and not always there for them (when I was admitted to hospital) When LFBC offered us a weekend away I was overwhelmed at their kindness and generosity – so much so at first I said no! Then I realised I owed my children a weekend of fun where we could forget about hospitals and illness and enjoy time together.
I cannot put into words how amazing it was to see them happy, smiling and enjoying such magical times – making memories is what it’s all about and without LFBC and their sponsor Wesleyan that would not have been possible. I am forever grateful for the opportunity. Thank you.
Posted By Admin on 29th March 2016
The gallery exhibition has been extended to run from 11 to 27 April Long Gallery University of Wolverhampton and Wolverhampton Art Gallery. We have 28 UK and international art photographers both emerging and internationally exhibiting artists, including one of the UK’s most famous and respected Magnum photographers, Mark Power.
The auction has been arranged for 27 April 2016 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm in the School of Art Lecture Theatre which holds 120 seats. Will Farmer, Fieldings Auctioneers
Posted By Admin on 30th September 2015
Posted By Admin on 29th September 2014
From 1 October 2015
We are giving people the chance to do their own fundraising by hosting 2 Cups, a cup of tea and cupcake morning. Businesses will be signing up to put on their own 2 Cups events during October.
We will use Breast Cancer Awareness Month to promote the cause across the region. Another initiative being launched will be the #pinkpout, a viral campaign encouraging men and women to post pictures of their brightest pink lips, along with a screen shot of a donation to our Text Appeal. It is hoped that this will have similar success to the likes of the ‘No Make Up Selfie’, which raised over £8 million for Cancer Research UK and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which raised over $100 Million worldwide for Motor Neurone Disease.
LFBC’s co-founder and chairman of Trustees, Veronica Kumeta, said:
“We spend the entire year fundraising but October really is our chance to make a big impact and increase donations. It’s fantastic to see such a variety of businesses showing their support; we know that there are a lot of charities to choose from but we pride ourselves on being run solely by volunteers, which means that the maximum amount of money goes towards helping and improving patient care. LFBC is the UK’s only regional charity for Breast Cancer and every single penny raised stays in the region. It goes directly to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, who we’re working with on our current £1 Million Appeal.”
So, this October, get involved and support the cause.
You can donate to us via JustGiving or our Text Appeal; simply text ‘LFBC12′ followed by £1, £3, £5 or £10 to 70070.
Category: General News
Posted By Admin on 9th September 2014
We’ve had another busy month at LFBC, with our Bullring partnership fully underway and regular fundraising slots at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in full swing. We’ve now added to our public promotion opportunities thanks to Sainsbury’s Kidderminster, who have chosen us as their charity partner for the next 12 months!
As the new Local Charity partner for the store we will be promoting self-examination and raising money for our #1millionappeal on a regular basis. They’ve also got our merchandise on sale at tillpoints, helping us to spread the word even further.
We did our first day at the store last week and raised £310.09 in just a few hours. Added to this, book sales of £274.21 means that our first visit has contributed another £584.30 towards our #1millionappeal.
We’re only a week in and, already, the staff and shoppers at Sainsbury’s Kidderminster are in full support of the charity and we’re looking forward to another 11 months of activity with them.
Thank you for choosing us, Sainsbury’s.
Category: General News