Rose Thompson's Cancer Support Fund

£1,080 of £5,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 1 month
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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Posted by Rose Thompson
1 month ago
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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 days 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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£1,080 of £5,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 1 month
Created February 4, 2017
JH
£10
Joyce Hinds
1 day ago
JH
£10
Joyce Hinds
1 day ago
JH
£10
Joyce Hinds
1 day ago
PT
£10
Paul Toon
5 days ago

God bless x

BM
£20
Batendi Mkweli
11 days ago
WA
£20
Winsome Aldred
19 days ago
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PR
£600
Pauline Riley-Hunte
19 days ago
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Because our mothers and fathers loved each other. Because I loved your mother dearly, your sister Maureen and of course Sam. I've donated to Cancer research for years and feel proud to support your work Rose. I've loved and admired you from afar. You know we're forever united. God bless you always Pauline xxx

£10
Jon Van Beek
21 days ago
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CT
£10
Craig Thompson
22 days ago
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SS
£10
sam sheard
23 days ago
1
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Rose Thompson
17 days 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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