Friday, 28 February 2014

Fundraising for cervical cancer charity

Generous customers of the B&M store in Stevenston have raised £171.96 for the local branch of Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust.

Suzanne Fernando who helps run the North Ayrshire group of the cancer charity said she and everyone involved was very grateful to B&M staff and customers. The money was raised through donations deposited into collection tins at the store’s checkouts.

Suzanne, herself a survivor of cervical cancer, explained what the Trust does, “We are there to provide support to women and their loved ones affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities.

“There are moments that stand out in life: getting a letter through the post informing you of an abnormal screening; being told you will need treatment; receiving news that you’ve been diagnosed with cervical cancer. We’re here to help people through those moments by providing accurate information and opportunities to meet others in a similar situation. Our support groups offer an opportunity for women living with or beyond a cervical cancer diagnosis to meet each other locally for information, friendship and mutual support.”

Suzanne added, “I’m so proud of our group in North Ayrshire, and so grateful for it. It continues to be, and always will be, vital and instrumental in helping women move forward in their lives after cancer. We offer support, comfort, strength, information, a sense of belonging, but most of all friendships for life.”

The group can be contacted at: josayrshiregroup@gmail.com or through the website here.

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