Generous customers of the B&M store in Stevenston have raised £171.96 for the local branch of Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or through the website here.