We hear so often that when someone is diagnosed with cancer they feel isolated and are so relieved to find an organisation like ours where we can connect with other people with shared experiences.
It’s true for our fundraisers too. Being part of a huge group of people united in beating blood cancer can be a very special experience. Sharing the experience of running a first marathon, or even creating an “Alternative Calendar”, often means making special friendships for life.
As you can see from our Christmas Appeal, our local Branches started like this back in 1960, and to this day groups of friends around the UK meet regularly and organise fundraising collections, activities and events; connect local families and provide much needed information for patients and health professionals.
They always welcome new people to help. Even a couple of hours here and there helping with collections really makes a difference, but some Branches do lots of other things too, from quizzes, to Christmas festivals, dining out nights, Bikeathons and running events.
If you can volunteer some time, and would like to make some new friends, please do get in touch – we would all love to hear from you. Thank you.