It's the season of giving and this year we are asking for your help to raise vitally needed funds for our new men's programme.
With 183,000 men newly diagnosed every year in the UK, demand for our bespoke Workshops is significant and we need you and your generosity this Christmas so we can support those who need us.
We are aiming to raise £30,000 before the end of the year, which will enable us to run 60 men's Workshops in 2019 - supporting nearly 600 people across the UK.
Group support for men with cancer is limited and following extensive research we found that there was a demand for something new. The workshops bring men together in a relaxed environment and teach them how to manage some of the side effects of their cancer treatment, such as dry skin and shaving. The confidence boosting sessions provide an opportunity to meet others in a similar situation and is often the first time that people have felt comfortable enough to open up about some of their concerns.
Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate a little or a lot. Anything helps.
How can you support LGFB this Christmas?
1. Make a one off donation by clicking 'Donate'
2. Request a fundraising pack and hold your own festive fundraiser
3. Enter our Christmas raffle or auction (opens 1st December)
4. Enter the London Santa Run on 6th December
5. Buy an exclusive winter bracelet
With your help, we can ensure that for the first time, men too are getting the practical and emotional support needed so they can face cancer with confidence.
A beneficiary who attended one of our first Skin Fitness Workshops, Bob, comments:
Its so good to finally see someone is taking an interest in the care and support available to men during and after treatment for cancer. Its not easy for us guys to talk about skincare issues or to adopt any kind of routine. Advice was short and given by well-meaning female family members but as with all things cancer, it doesnt always meet the need. Today, finally I met the LGFB team who not only empathised but gave good advice and were very supportive. Please give generously this Christmas and help this charity ensure many more men, like myself, can benefit from their much needed support.