WOMAC DONATES £15,000 TO DIMBLEBY CANCER CARE

Women on the Move Against Cancer (WOMAC) is delighted to announce the donation of its £15,000 pledge towards this year’s chosen charity, Dimbleby Cancer Care. This also marks over £1 million donated to more than 50 worthwhile causes since WOMAC was established in 1979.

Friends and supporters came together in February 2020 at Freemasons’ Hall, London to help raise cancer awareness at WOMAC’s annual fundraising party, where the popular raffle and tombola returned with nearly 600 prizes.

It’s thanks to the many kind and generous donations from guests and corporate sponsors, including Kia Motors (UK), SMMT, Volkswagen Group UK, Bentley Motors, BMW Group UK, Vauxhall Motors and Jaguar Land Rover, that WOMAC has been able to donate these vital funds towards Dimbleby Cancer Care’s mission to help make life better for people facing cancer in the UK today.

WOMAC is also grateful for practical support from Imprimatur, Mark Oliver Design, Newspress, Alister Thorpe, Beyond Content and Sims Images.

Speaking at this year’s fundraising party, WOMAC Chair Georgia Fox said: “In WOMAC’s 41st anniversary, we are proud to have donated over £1 million to more than 50 cancer related projects. We couldn’t have achieved this without our supporters’ generosity and willingness to make a difference to people’s lives during a time when they need support the most. The £15,000 raised to help patients at Dimbleby Cancer Care will make a huge difference not only to cancer sufferers but to their families as well.”

Dr Sue Smith and Dr Caroline Johnson from Dimbleby Cancer Care shared: “We are very grateful for the donation, which will really make a difference for patients. Thanks to WOMAC and its supporters, we will fund:

  • a workshop for children and parents who have cancer
  • a year’s supply of pillows that are given to patients in patient wards by our complimentary therapy team to help make their time in hospital a little bit more bearable
  • video equipment for training and clinical purposes
  • toys and books for parents and children
  • Anna Bandanna Headscarves & ‘Beautiful you’ programmes
  • white noise machines

Sue Baker, who was affected by cancer shared: “To anyone who has cancer, and one in two people do get cancer, what you want most of all in addition to brilliant NHS medical care is some help, some support and encouragement, from people who understand what you are going through. At Dimbleby Cancer Care there were people who were empathetic, fully understood the physical and emotional impact, and embraced the whole family. They made a huge difference to helping my recovery.”

Although the annual party is WOMAC’s biggest fundraising event, activities take place throughout the year to raise money for good causes. To get involved, please visit www.womac.co.uk, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

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About Dimbleby Cancer Care
Dimbleby Cancer Care provides practical and psychological support for people living with cancer, their families and carers. The charity was set up in 1966 in memory of renowned broadcaster Richard Dimbleby and is based at Guy’s Cancer Centre, London. Its mission is to help make life better for people facing cancer in the UK today.

Website: http://www.dimblebycancercare.org/

About WOMAC
Established in 1979, Women On the Move Against Cancer (WOMAC) is made up of around 50 female volunteers working in the automotive and associated industries. WOMAC organises events and activities to raise money for cancer charities. Over the years, WOMAC has donated over £1 million to more than 50 worthwhile causes, a figure that will continue to rise. Although a small contribution to the work of those involved in cancer care and research, every little counts and WOMAC is helping to bring about progress in countering and managing the disease.

Website: www.womac.co.uk

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