How one colleague’s fundraising at home is supporting Breast Cancer Now

Written by Sophie Clayton-Welch

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is heavily impacting on charities, particularly in how they deliver their work and obtain their funding.

In this update, Sophie-Clayton Welch, Associate Director and Head of Primary Research, explains why she is encouraging colleagues to join her in fund raising at home to support her chosen charity, Breast Cancer Now.

Breast Cancer Now was established in 2019 as a charity for everyone affected by breast cancer. Their vision is to support anyone affected by the disease, the whole way through, providing support for today and hope for the future.

In recent years, the charity has invested £243 million in breast cancer research, funded almost 360 of the brightest minds in the sector, and is currently funding around 80 cutting-edge projects across the UK.

Their team of experienced nurses, specialists, and trained staff provides ongoing support to people affected by breast cancer.

Sophie Clayton-Welch, Associate Director and Head of Primary Research, is encouraging everyone to join #TeamNow and fundraise at home in support of the charity this month.

“I particularly want to support my friends and colleagues who have been affected by cancer,” says Sophie, and Breast Cancer Now stands out as a charity that is helping to do just that. They estimate that 600,000 people are living with or after a breast cancer diagnosis in the UK. And every year we lose over 11,500 lives to the disease – that is someone every 45 minutes. The charity say they won’t stop until everyone diagnosed with breast cancer lives and is supported to live well.

“This means a lot to me right now as a wonderful friend was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She has been, and continues to be, thoroughly amazing and is currently receiving treatment, but this will take its toll. So as a show of love and support, I am fundraising at home for Breast Cancer Now by wearing a scarf every day for a month. I’ll be posting daily update pictures on my Just Giving page and would love you to augment these with photos of yourself if you wish to don a scarf now and again in support. Obviously, donations will be very welcome too!”

Visit Sophie’s Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/scarvestosupportsarah

Read more about Breast Cancer Now: https://breastcancernow.org/

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