In the fourth week of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, we've seen our supporters raise awareness and funds in lots of different ways and even get into the national press! Choosing just five is always very difficult - and whatever you are doing to help this month, thank you.
Annie's tea and cakes with neighbours
Annie, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2011, invited 60 friends, family and neighbours for a coffee morning at her home. She approached Wales Online who reported her story, and it also ended up in the Daily Mirror. “Friendly neighbours offered to bring along cakes, my husband, daughters and grand-daughters were a great support, and my daughters then ran satellite cake parties at their workplace using the press articles as a talking point.” This March Annie has raised over £800 as well as much needed awareness. You can use our to get in touch with your local press.
Kerry's fundraising hits £12,000
Kerry lost her daughter, Gemma, to ovarian cancer. She now dedicates her time to fundraising in memory of Gemma, and raising symptoms awareness in the hope it saves lives. She's recently seen her money-making efforts, including coffee mornings and fundraising galas, soar to more than £12,000. Kerry also appeared in her local newspaper.
Elaine holds a coffee morning
Elaine raised over £2,000 in two hours by holding a coffee morning at her local bowling club. Elaine was diagnosed in 2012, but has since had a recurrence. She now uses her own experiences to raise awareness of ovarian cancer.
Colin and Jill's annual awareness day
Colin and Jill handed out over 1,500 leaflets last weekend at their annual awareness day in Scotland. They also raised nearly £90 by selling pens, braclets and pin badges. They talked to lots of different people, and two women said they will be making appointments with their GP as a result as they realised they had symptoms.
Station collections raise £2,700
Throughout Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month you have helped us to raise an incredible £2,700. Thank you to everyone who has taken part or donated throughout the month. We've spoken to hundreds of men and women about ovarian cancer and the work we do, in stations across the UK this month.