I have set up a weekly cancer support and social group as there is nothing in my area unless you travel 10+ miles - not practical when you are haviing treatment. It covers Leeds and Bradford in particular Guiseley, Otley, Ilkley, Horsforth, Baildon, Shipley, Burley in Wharfedale, Menston, Rawdon, Yeadon etc. The support group has been going since September and we have regular members some who come every week for a cuppa and a hug and others come when they are well enough between treatments. It makes such a difference to wellbeing, having people who understand around you, being somewhere where you can take your wig off and relax without stares! Everyone who comes for support has a different story, we are all unique, different ages, different cancers with different prognosis, some are carers, others have lost loved ones to cancer yet we all support each other.
So my plea is this, I want to raise money to help as many people affected by cancer as possible, I live in a massive area and there is no funding for local support. I want people to be able to access free counselling and therapeutic treatments locally without having to wait months when it is no longer helpful or have to travel miles and miles for support when they are ill and vulnerable. I want to be able to rent a suitable room for counselling but also be able to offer transport to those who cannot get to group otherwise.
1 in 3 of us will get cancer although it is hard to imagine that ever happening to us or our loved ones but it happens, it happened to me aged 35. We all know people affected by cancer and how hard it is for them. Please help me in my mission and know that your money will be going directly to a fantastic cause and not to pay for television adverts and big salaries in charities. Your donation, no matter how small will make a massive difference.
Thank you so much for considering our group. If you have been affected by cancer please feel free to join our supportive facebook group 'Cancer Fighting Warriors'
If you or someone you know wants to join our supportive friendly group it is every Tuesday at 6.30pm at Hawkhill Social Club in Gusieley (bottom of Morrisons car park) Leeds, West Yorkshire. We do not discriminate if you live in another postcode, if you need support we are here. 07471 750900 firstname.lastname@example.org