Rose Thompson's Cancer Support Fund

£1,210 of £5,000 goal

Raised by 25 people in 18 months
In 1976 I lost my vibrant African Caribbean mother to breast cancer and 25 years later, I said good bye to my twin sister due to  he same condition.  In 2015 I became the 5th member of my immediate family to be diagnosed. This is not a sob story but more of a call to action to raise funds to support others I have met along my whole family’s cancer journey, especialy those who are less likely to have experienced cancer in their families or communities.

With this in mind I started an organisatin called BME Cancer Communities (BMECC) to inform and support seldom heard Black and Minority Ethnic communities and low income households with advanced cancers.  Both are more likely to be diagnosed with advanced cancers and unfortunately from our experience, more likely to die prematurely as a result.

I am passionate about ending cancer inequalities, but first we want to create support networks for the most vulnerable.   BMECC is self funding because I believe it is important for the people we serve to tell their own stories and develop their own suppoart networks.

BMECC has initiated support groups with very limited funding.  “Sista’s Againgst Cancer” is a new group in need of financial support. Our further aim to develop and establish a nationwide network of similar groups delivering culturally approriate support and friendship.

Your financial contribution  would be an invaluable investment in the services we provide to those affected by cancer.
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Thank you to the many who have viewed the Go Fund me and Facebook World Cancer Day video and are beginning to donate. I know many of BME Cancer Communities supporters are not wealthy so appreciate every donation whatever the amount and you can donate anonymously.
Fundraising is ongoing as intend to achieve the 5,000 target,. I am greatly encouraged by those who have promised to donate next week on pay day and are raising funds via their friends and contacts.
Make my day by taking the time to donate. Stuck indoors today with a common cold. Hopefully gone before Sistas Against Cancer siuport group meeting on Monday.
Let's make more groups happen.

Rose
My first try at wearing a wig with a head wrap during chemo. Ready to share tips with others now.
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Rose Thompson
17 months ago

Thanks to those who have donated recently . We are now on the way to raising our second 1,000 which will bring us closer to the target of 5,000 to increase the number of support groups for the most vulnerable in the UK. Sistas Against Cancer in Nottingham is coming together and aim to start another group in West Midlands with Cynthia Dwyer who lost her husband to prostate cancer. Raise 1020 to date. Excited now it is increasing. Let's keep it going. Don't just rate. Please donate. Thanks Rose

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£1,210 of £5,000 goal

Raised by 25 people in 18 months
Created February 4, 2017
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JM
£50
Jennifer Mclean
2 months ago

For all my brave sistas.

GM
£10
Giles Matsell
8 months ago

Even in times of adversity, you continue to be an inspirational compassionate humanitarian.

£50
Anonymous
10 months ago
PT
£10
Paul Toon
17 months ago
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God bless x

Rose Thompson
17 months ago

Thanks to those who have donated recently . We are now on the way to raising our second 1,000 which will bring us closer to the target of 5,000 to increase the number of support groups for the most vulnerable in the UK. Sistas Against Cancer in Nottingham is coming together and aim to start another group in West Midlands with Cynthia Dwyer who lost her husband to prostate cancer. Raise 1020 to date. Excited now it is increasing. Let's keep it going. Don't just rate. Please donate. Thanks Rose

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