This web site has been set up to help raise awareness of a charity run at the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital which raises money for people suffering with breast cancer.
To help raise money towards this charity, Emma my best friend & colleague & I designed fuchsia faces button badges which we are selling.
Having breast cancer throws you into an unknown world, your body changes, your outlook changes…life changes.
I wanted to jot down some of my experiences, things friends have said, ideas.
I certainly could not have got through the process without the help & support of family & friends. More of that later!
Below is a statement from the breast care nurses that explains the charity:
The Breast Cancer Awareness month of October is aimed at raising the profile of this disease and the various support groups available. At the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital ‘The Breast Cancer Patient Support Fund’ was started in 1992 with the fund raising activities of a local practice nurse who had breast cancer. This charity helps local people affected by breast cancer.
The fund can support our patients in many ways. One example is the relaxation group which is organised by the Breast Care department to learn relaxation skills and gentle exercise to cope with the stresses that naturally follow from such a diagnosis and treatment. This group is not part of the standard NHS treatment. Another example how the fund has helped was by funding the purchase of a mastectomy bra for a woman with financial difficulties. One young patient stated “The difference the fund made for me was being able to get a good quality fitted bra as opposed to a make do”. A small donation can have a huge impact on these local women’s lives and in the current economic climate donations are dwindling and consequently the longevity of the fund cannot be guaranteed.
If anybody is interested in making a donation please send cheques payable to
the Breast Cancer Patient Support Fund (registered charity number 1048170) and send FAO the Breast Care Nurses, Level 3, West Outpatients, NNUH.