M6toll support Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer Charity
31st October 2023
The M6toll are proud to announce their support of ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month’ with a donation of £1,000 to support ladies who have undergone a mastectomy at city road hospital.
The Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer charity found that ladies from ethnic backgrounds were being supplied a white prosthesis following a mastectomy which is heartbreaking therefore they have sourced a seamstress to make 100 softies in different shades to boost the confidence of these ladies until the right skin tone colour prosthesis can be obtained which the M6toll will be supporting with £1,000.
Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer (LFBC) was established in 2000 by Veronica Kumeta and the late Sue Macmaster, after their friend Carol Knaggs was diagnosed with Breast Cancer.
Carol sadly lost her battle with cancer, as did Sue when she was later diagnosed with the disease. But their legacy lives on through the outreach, fundraising and community care provided by LFBC. The charity that was set up to support Carol and Sue, has now supported hundreds of women in their loving memory, for more than two decades. Veronica now works with an amazing team of support workers and volunteers with a core aim of raising the importance of early detection, whilst also providing community support and raising funds for the fight against breast cancer. Since 2000, Ladies Fight Breast Cancer has raised more than £1.5 million to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Trust’s Cancer Unit, which has helped raised fund leading edge medical equipment and create a ‘centre of excellence’.
Julia Williams; of LFBC said: “We are delighted that our founder Veronica Kumeta has now seen her idea after 5 years of hard work now become a reality in donating these coloured softies to City Hospital in memory of Tanya who brought this to her attention. We hope this initiative will be rolled out to other hospitals in the Midlands area in 2024.”
Jo Brett; External Communications Assistant added: “We are extremely proud to be supporting this important initiative during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer charity do amazing work within the local community, we have worked with the team previously on their Hug in a Bag initiative and have seen first-hand the positive impact of their hard work and commitment. ”
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The M6toll’s donation forms part of a wider initiative to support local schools and community projects. The M6toll is always on the lookout for local charities and community projects to support. To register your charity or community project with the M6toll for consideration to receive fundraising or practical (volunteering) support now or in the future visit www.m6toll.co.uk for further information or email email@example.com