I received this letter from Frances Foreman and thought I would share it with you.
As you and many of your members are aware, this year I took on the Breast Cancer Kent £1000 challenge. I signed up to try and raise £1000 by making and selling knitted and crocheted brooches, button earrings and button pin badges.
I decided that I would purchase all the materials that I needed and so 100% of all money raised would go to the charity. You kindly allowed me to sell some of these items at a few of your functions, and I would like to inform you that RCC helped me raise £407.
I attended the prize giving at Leeds Castle this week, alongside 17 other individuals, groups and companies that all took part in this year’s challenge, and collectively we raised £36,000.
Of this, I raised a total of £2594.61 and came joint 4th, receiving a beautiful crystal plaque.
Breast Cancer Kent have been fundraising this year for a biopsy instrument that will work alongside their new scanner that can detect breast cancer in much younger women. This piece of equipment will cost £200,000 and I have been told that they have now hit this target and will be purchasing it very soon.
On a different note, I would personally like to remind all ladies to attend a regular mammogram appointment as this is how my cancer was detected. I had no lumps but 80% of my breast was affected and was told that if I hadn’t attended the screening program, by the time I felt a lump it would have been too late for me.
I would once again like to thank everyone for their kindness and support for this wonderful charity, and hope that by attending screenings and being vigilant, we can reduce the number of people that are affected by breast cancer in the future.
(Owl & the Pussycat)