Women On the Move Against Cancer presented cheques to its 2023 charities Maggie’s and Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation totaling £15,000 each.
WOMAC pledged to donate £7,500 to each of the charities for the year and had already donated £1,000. But thanks to the generosity of WOMAC supporters the group was able to surprise each charity with an extra £7,500 taking the total to £15,000 each – double the original pledge.
Members of the WOMAC committee visited the charities at the cancer unit of University College London Hospital to handover the cheques that will allow both charities to support patients and their families going through a cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Both charities were overjoyed and Adam Feder, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Maggie’s said, “We are thrilled with WOMAC’s incredible donation of £15,000 for Maggie’s. The party was a huge success and is testament to the dedication and enthusiasm of WOMAC in organising these events for cancer charities.
“Maggie’s offers the best possible support free to anyone with cancer and their families who walk through our doors. Our centres help people take back control when cancer turns life upside down, with professional support for anything from treatment side effects to money worries.
This donation could help Maggie’s pay for over five days at one of our centres, so that over 500 people can get immediate advice and support from expert staff at Maggie’s. We would not be able to support people with cancer and their families without the support of our partners like WOMAC.
Claire Kelly, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation commented, “Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation are beyond thrilled to receive such an amazing donation of £14,000 in addition to the £1,000 donated at the start of our partnership resulting in a total of £15,000.
“This will change so many lives for patients and their families living with lung cancer.
“We have continued to see an increase in over 56% of calls to our nurse care helpline, this life changing amount will enable us to fund a part time nurse for another year or award 100 families a patient grant of £150 to make life that little bit better throughout such a difficult time.”