BECOME A PROUD VOLUNTEER
All charities have dedicated volunteers, who give willing of their time to help support a cause that is close to their heart. Could you give just a few
hours of your time to help breast cancer patients and their families? We are not asking everyone to run a marathon or abseil from the Forth Rail
Bridge, although we are delighted to say that we do have volunteers signed up for both of these events.
If you can bake, sew, knit, dance, cycle, run, walk or get get muddy, bag pack, make tea, sell raffle tickets or donate or help collect raffle and
tombola prizes, host a stall, join our fun fundraising quizzes, or even just come along to events to cheer and help support the charity, there is
something for everyone and we need all of you.
Whether you want to volunteer to take part in one of our fundraising events, volunteer a few hours to help out with the team, or donate baking
or prizes to our events, get in touch. Keep an eye on our calendar of events and let us know what you would like to get involved with.
Or if you would like to organise your own fundraising event, maybe a coffee morning or a cheese and wine evening or you want to do something
more energetic, a sponsored walk, run, swim or cycle or anything else you can think of, get in touch and we will help support you and come
along on the day if we can, to cheer you on.
If you have any fundraising ideas you think we might be interested in, let us know.
We will have volunteer get togethers to get you fully informed in what we are doing and what we want to achieve to help breast cancer patients
and their families.
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Over the last six months, or so, I have been donating to Breast Friends and Family.
My passion, Auctions and rummaging at Car Boots, allows me to generate profit from time to time, these profits are best used productively and thus passed to charity.
Previously I gave to Bosom Buds of Scotland. Hearing that they were no longer operating saddened me as they provided an all important service to individuals who had been diagnosed. Not only did patients benefit it also helped the family network.
It was with delight I heard that Hazel and her family were starting up the new Charity.
I wish her every success for the future and commend her for her dedication to making this work
Hi, I’m Debbie and in April this year, myself and my friend Pamela decided to organise a charity fitness event. This was because Pamela and I are both fitness instructors and sadly we lost one of our lovely participants to cancer. Gail was a regular at our classes and loved for her cheeky personality and her beautiful smile.
In her memory we delivered 2 of her favourite classes to approx 70 people. We Raised over £1000. Originally the plan had been to donate to Bosom Buds but we then realised the charity had closed its doors.
We were delighted to be recommended Breast Friends and Family as an alternative. We contacted Hazel and Mandy and they came along with a few friends to participate in the classes too! Since then I’ve been to another event organised by BFF and was overwhelmed by the commitment of these ladies.
I look forward to keeping in touch with the team and helping where I can in the future.
Xcite West Lothian Leisure
We are a group of some 20 like minded ladies who meet three times a week in the East Calder Partnership Centre; some ladies come just once a week whilst others come two or even three times.
The crafts we enjoy include knitting, crocheting, quilting and cross stitch, to name a few. We are of various levels of experience and ages and all of us are happy to swap ideas and help each other when we hit on a problem or get stuck with a project.
In addition to our own projects, we get involved in supporting worthwhile charities and organisations. We work with Project Linus UK, making quilts and blankets which are given mainly to children who stay long term in hospital; and other organisations such as Women’s Aid.
Having contacts as St John’s Hospital, we have been asked to make syringe driver bags for the Oncology unit and baby quilts, blankets and hats for the Neonatal unit. Another major project for us was supplying material for and making the heart shaped pillows for distribution to ladies who had undergone surgery for breast cancer, this was under the umbrella of Bosom Buds of Scotland.
A new charity we are pleased to have recently become involved with is Breast Friends and Family who support those going through a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, at St John’s Hospital in Livingston. Breast Friends and Family have also taken over the role of supplying the heart shaped cushions to breast cancer patients. We are looking forward to a long working relationship with this worthwhile charity.