This month we have been supporting Lucy’s Fight, Macmillan Cancer Support and Pancreatic Cancer UK.
We’ve been supporting all three charities through making donations to directly fund support plans for people living with cancer and MND research and by buying cups, cups and more cups.
On the 19th November 2013 at the age of 19, Lucy was diagnosed with MND. After a lot of crying and self-pity, she said enough was enough and ‘Lucy’s Fight’ was born. Through ‘Lucy’s Fight’ she shares her battle with MND, raises money for MND Scotland and ticks items off her bucket list. She fundraises in hope that the rest of her generation don’t have to go what through what Lucy is going through!
Lucy starred in her documentary shown on BBC1 called “MND & 22 Year Old Me” and her bravery and positivity absolutely floored Lisa the Director who then proceeded to try and make everyone she met watch the documentary and look up Lucy and most importantly donate just as she did personally and then again through AAUK.
You can also text MNDL94 £amount to 70070.
Motor neurone disease (MND) describes a group of diseases that affect the nerves (motor neurones) in the brain and spinal cord that tell your muscles what to do. With MND, messages from these nerves gradually stop reaching the muscles, leading them to weaken, stiffen and waste. MND is life-shortening and there is no cure. Although the disease will progress, symptoms can be managed to help achieve the best possible quality of life. MND can affect adults of any age, but usually when they are 50 years old or more, so for Lucy to develop it at 19 is extremely rare indeed. More information can be found here: www.mndassociation.org.
Macmillan Cancer Support
They want to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer and to inspire millions of others to do the same.
There are 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK today, and as more people live longer with their cancer, this number is set to grow to 4 million by 2030. Macmillan Cancer Support want to make sure they can provide support to everyone who needs it, to help people affected by cancer feel more in control of their lives.
Life with cancer is still life, and they’ll help you live it. Right from the moment you’re diagnosed, through your treatment and beyond, they’re a constant source of support, giving you the energy and inspiration to help you take back control of your life, and feel more like yourself again. More information can be found here: www.macmillan.org.uk.
Pancreatic Cancer UK
Pancreatic cancer is tough but they’re taking it on together. They are supporting those affected by the disease, investing in ground breaking research, lobbying for greater recognition of pancreatic cancer and being a voice for everyone involved in the fight. More information can be found here: www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk.Back to news