Our community is quite caring; there is always some kind of fundraising effort going on to help various causes. Hubbie had his baking skills volunteered the other day and has to provide a cake for a coffee morning, I do not mind personally as hopefully it will mean an excuse for him to make an extra one for my tummy!
One of his delicious cakes
We have numerous sponsored walks, auctions, tombola’s, cake sales and raffles to support and contribute too (I am always rustling up raffle prizes for the school).
It can sometimes feel like charity is a bottomless pit chomping on all our hard earned pennies but I do like to do my bit and help where I can. It is also nice when you see companies trying to help out too, seeing as they have more resources available to access than little old me!
It is Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, so it’s good to see that this is the focus for lots of companies at the moment, they are trying to draw attention to the work of Breast Cancer Care and raise vital funds in the process. Breast Cancer touches so many people’s lives; it can be devastating for those involved and life changing.
Breast Cancer Care provides a wealth of information to anyone impacted by breast cancer and needing somewhere to turn to. They have a manned helpline if you need someone to talk too, with nurses and trained staff available it can ease some of your concerns or just make you feel a little better, because it is not just the physical aspect of the disease but also how it effects your emotions.
The charity also spends lots of funds training staff to ensure early detection of the disease; treatment can then be more effective. So I am all for money going to Breast Cancer Care. Make sure you are all doing regular checks of your breasts and go to the doctor straight away if you notice any changes.