Women On the Move Against Cancer (WOMAC) has donated £15,000 to its 2021 charity brainstrust.
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.
Activities throughout the year have included WOMAC Weeks, which saw people organise bake sales, complete sponsored swims and the London Landmarks half marathon.
The money raised has funded various areas of the support brainstrust provides people who have a brain tumour, including the cost of providing 125 brain boxes, supporting the charity’s Wonderful Memories appeal honouring memories of those no longer with us, as well as funding workshops and counselling sessions.
Jane Gardiner, head of support, brainstrust said: “We are so grateful to WOMAC for their continued support for people living with a brain tumour and their families.
“The specialist counselling sessions that WOMAC has chosen to fund will support people whose diagnosis has caused them psychological distress and problems with day-to-day living.
“At a time when access to psychological services can be challenging, WOMAC are ensuring rapid access to our specialist service at the point when people need it the most.”
Georgia Fox, chair of WOMAC, said: “I’m so delighted that we have been able to support brainstrust with incredible donations in a year which has been tough for many. The generosity of our Patrons, friends and the wider community never ceases to amaze me.
“To hear these words from brainstrust and know how much of a difference WOMAC has made to those 30 people in the UK diagnosed with a brain tumour every day, as well as their support network, means everything and makes the hard work of this fantastic group of women so worthwhile.”
Plans for 2022 are already in place and WOMAC will soon announce its 2022 charities alongside information about its annual party.
Any final donations for 2021 can be made via WOMAC’s JustGiving page by visiting: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/womac-2021.