A VALENTINE'S GIFT FROM WOMAC TO BRAINSTRUST

14 February 2021. Women On the Move Against Cancer (WOMAC) has shared some love this Valentine’s Day by surprising its 2021 charity, brainstrust, with a cheque for £5,000.

brainstrust supports patients, caregivers and families facing a life-limiting brain tumour diagnosis, through offering practical advice and emotional support to improve their mental well-being.

WOMAC’s generous donation will fund the cost of providing 125 brain boxes to people who have just heard the words “you have a brain tumour”. Each brainstrust brain box is an essential toolkit of tailored and accredited resources designed to support patients and carers. Each person always receives a special gift too, promoting the importance of self-care. brainstrust also provides ‘little brain boxes’ for children and families. These are full of specific resources and extra treats, such as a soft toy. 

Just one person who has benefitted from a brain box is Jacob who was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2019. His family said: “brainstrust sent Jacob a brain box and a Build a Bear teddy. It gave us all a real lift in lockdown. The team also connected with me and were a lovely support, I know if I ever need them that they are there.” 

Helen Bulbeck, brainstrust founder, said: “We’re so grateful to receive such a special donation on behalf of WOMAC this Valentine’s Day. WOMAC’s shared passion and commitment to the cause helps to fuel our mission here at brainstrust. We believe in a world where people with a brain tumour and their loved ones are involved, resourced, confident and connected. WOMAC’s generosity and ongoing support makes this a reality, and is life-changing for so many.”

But this isn’t the only donation WOMAC is hoping to make to the charity this year. Although the annual February party isn’t happening, there will be a series of ‘WOMAC Weeks’ throughout the year, and the money raised from those events will be donated to brainstrust to support its coaching, counselling, events and accredited resources.

Georgia Fox, Chair of WOMAC, said: “I’m so delighted we have been able to make this donation to brainstrust and spread some love this Valentine’s Day. Seeing the smiles on the faces of Helen and Peter, founders of brainstrust, makes all the hard work from the team of WOMAC volunteers so worthwhile.

“I’m sure with the help of our wonderful supporters we will be able to provide another cheque later this year – fingers crossed in person – and see some of the great work done by the brainstrust team. It really is a wonderful charity and I’m so glad we are all able to make a difference this year.”

More details of ‘WOMAC Weeks’ will be released across its social channels in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

Donations can be made via WOMAC’s JustGiving page by visiting: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/womac-2021.

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Photo caption: brainstrust co-founder and Trust Administrator, Peter Bulbeck with the cheque from WOMAC

For more details about how to support WOMAC, please contact Georgia Fox on +44 7973 915 199.

About WOMAC
Women On the Move Against Cancer is a group of female volunteers working in the automotive industry. It was established in 1979 and aims to continue the fight against cancer by supporting a variety of projects, searching for more effective treatments or improving the quality of life for cancer sufferers, their families and carers.

Website: www.womac.co.uk

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About brainstrust
A brain tumour diagnosis is frightening, isolating and has a devastating social impact. brainstrust helps patients, their families and carers to navigate the uncertainties that a diagnosis brings. Many face mental health, cognition, dexterity and mobility challenges because of either the tumour itself or the treatment, and must learn to accept a new normal which is different to the life they have established. It is a distressing and bewildering experience, and that is where brainstrust helps.

brainstrust provides personalised support and builds resources that help people with a brain tumour and their loved ones live the life they want to after diagnosis. They work with people in the clinical setting to secure the best possible care for people with a brain tumour and campaign to solve real issues, because they understand the challenges faced by the brain tumour community.

To find out more, visit www.brainstrust.org.uk, email hello@brainstrust.org.uk or call 01983 292405. For press enquiries please contact eve@brainstrust.org.uk.

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brainstrust co-founder and Trust Administrator, Peter Bulbeck with the cheque from WOMAC

brainstrust co-founder and Trust Administrator, Peter Bulbeck with the cheque from WOMAC

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