The festive season is a time of giving and this year we are asking for your help in raising £30,000, which will go towards funding our new Men’s programme in 2019. Your support for our Christmas Appeal will enable us to offer a range of services – for the first time – to men right across the UK.
Following extensive research and talking to men of all ages, with any type of cancer, we found that existing support is incredibly limited. Many men told us that their diagnosis made them feel isolated. Common side effects such as loss of hair, changes to the skin and body shape only contributed to these feelings as well as having a significant impact on their physical and mental well-being. Our ‘Skin Fitness’ Workshops offer face-to-face support and provide a much needed confidence boost in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Men can meet others in a similar situation and feel comfortable enough to open up and share their concerns.
With your help, we can ensure that for the first time, men are also getting the practical advice and support needed to ensure they can face cancer with confidence. With 183,000 men newly diagnosed every year in the UK, demand for our bespoke Workshops is already significant and we need you and your generosity this Christmas to ensure we can reach those who need us.
There are plenty of ways you can get involved and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate a little or a lot. Anything helps:
Make a one off donation of £5, £10, £20 or £50
Request a fundraising pack and hold your own festive fundraiser
Enter our Christmas raffle & be in with the chance of winning some fabulous prizes for you and your loved ones
Take on the London Santa Run on 6th December
Join us at our 20th Annual Carol Concert on 10th December
If you have personally benefited from an LGFB Workshop, know someone who has or just love what we do, then please help us this Christmas to extend our vital support to many more people living with cancer.
Order a fundraising pack and host your own event - ideas include - Mince Pie Mingle; Christmas Jumper Day; Cake Sale or a Christmas Cocktail Party