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Help Ruth and the #DMCollective raise money to help cancer patients

Raising money for Helen Rollason Cancer Charity because they support me and other cancer patients

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Helen Rollason Cancer Charity

Helen Rollason Cancer Charity is dedicated to supporting people whose lives are touched by cancer. Our support centres in Essex, London and Hertfordshire are vital in helping people living with cancer and their families through complementary therapies, manual lymphatic drainage and counselling.

Charity Registration No. 1052861


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"In Europe, more than 464,000 new cases of breast cancer were estimated to have been diagnosed in 2012. The UK incidence rate is the sixth highest in Europe. Worldwide, it is estimated that more than 1.68 million women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012". (Source Cancer Research UK).

In May 2017 I became one of the thousands of women to be diagnosed with breast cancer. I am currently undergoing treatment for it, which will continue through till April 2018.

Helping me through my treatment are the amazing Helen Rollason Cancer Charity. They are supporting me with counselling, holistic treatments and offering a place where I can go and feel comfortable.

When I was first diagnosed I was in complete shock. The counselling sessions I have had have helped me come to terms with my diagnosis. They have also helped me cope mentally with the treatment and be more positive. Whenever I arrive at the centre I immediately feel at home. I don’t feel self-conscious and I know I have somewhere I can get support and answers to my questions.

I often don’t feel like leaving the house after chemo so the Helen Rollason Centre offers me a safe haven when I don’t feel my best. At the centre, I’ve met other women who’ve had breast cancer who have answered many of my questions and helped reassure me.

I've blogged about my diagnosis and how I'm raising funds you can read more about it here:

Together with the #DMCollective – another source of invaluable support – we are launching the inaugural #DMCollective Awards to celebrate our professional achievements and raise money for the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity.

The #DMCollective are all graduates of the Digital Mums ( social media training courses. The group supports each other after training, not just in the art of digital marketing and social media but with all aspects of freelancing and flexible working.

Watch this page for updates on the exciting plans we have up our sleeve for ways you can get involved with raising money for the amazing Helen Rollason Cancer Charity, who support thousands through their battle with cancer.

The centres are for patients with all types of cancer at all stages, whether newly diagnosed or longer term, throughout and after completion of treatment.

Founded in 1999, the charity is the legacy of BBC broadcaster Helen Rollason, whose vision was:

“Good quality of life while coping with cancer is the most important gift a sick person can receive. It should be available to everyone.”

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.