The fact is 1 in 8 ladies will at some point hear the devastating news that they have breast cancer. They along with their friends and family will need help and support.
The services we offer are free to breast cancer patients and are available due to the kind support we receive from our fundraisers.
Your ongoing support makes a huge difference and here are just a few examples of where your money goes:
£15 will provide a Patient Gift Pack
£24 will provide a Wig Starter Pack
£50 will secure a place for a breast cancer patient at our Pink Pamper Day
£500 could keep our Buddleia Therapy room open for a month
MAKE A DIFFERENCE STARTING TODAY!
We welcome all fundraising and are available to support you along the way with advice and guidance. Merchandise is available to use on the day and include T Shirts, Buckets, Collecting tins, Leaflets and Brochures. Remember every little helps and our recent events cover from the very large in the form of a gala dinner, to the very small like a cake table at work.
We as a Charity fundraise ourselves to raise funds for breast cancer research and treatment and have in the past donated funds towards the following hospital equipment Yorkshire Scan Appeal’s MRI scanner, Daisy Appeal PET Scanner, two Lymphoedema assist machines, nipple tattooing machine, an Accuvein machine to help locate hard to find veins in patients undergoing chemotherapy and camp beds for Ward 30 at Castle Hill Hospital for relatives staying overnight with their loved ones.
Trustee Pam and Charity Manager Jayne doing their ‘Charity Dunker’ Challenge at HOTA in Hull
Here is a checklist to help get you started;
- Decide what to do – Decide what fundraising event or activity you’d like to do.
- Set a date – Decide when and where your fundraising events are going to take place. Remember to consider the weather and have a plan B just in case!
- Set yourself a fundraising target – Let everyone know how much you want to raise and how the money donated will help people facing breast cancer. It all adds up – it takes just 10 of your friends to donate £20 each for you to collect £200 (or more if they tick the Gift Aid box).
- Set up an online donation page or donate via PayPal – It only takes minutes to set up and it’s a quick and easy way share it with friends. Plus the money donated comes directly to us so you don’t have to worry about sending it in.
- Spread the word – Tell all your friends, family and work colleagues about your fundraising and let everyone know when and where!
- Collect your sponsorship and thank everyone – After you’ve taken part in an event make sure you collect in any sponsorship money that you’ve been promised and let everyone know how you got on with your event and how much you’ve managed to raise. They’ll appreciate knowing the difference their contribution will make.
We rely on our volunteers every day and each one brings their own special qualities to help, whether that be someone who has had a breast cancer diagnosis, someone who has supported a close friend or family member through their treatment or a professional or personable person who can bring their own area of expertise to the Charity. Why not start today by helping out at one of our events?? Contact us to find out what we are doing or complete the Volunteer Enquiry Form.
Is your company looking to support a local charity through the year, holding events to raise funds?
Has someone in your workplace been affected by breast cancer and your team is looking to give something back?
We have various local corporate sponsors and their support is vital. Together we can make a massive difference to the lives of local people affected by breast cancer.
We have Board members who can come to your workplace and present to your teams on what your support means to us and be with you along the way working together, so why not contact us.
Take Part with a personal challenge
Do you have a personal goal you want to set yourself? Why not use this opportunity to raise much needed funds for your local breast cancer charity? Thought of running a marathon or our local Jane Tomlinson 10k event in Hull? Climbing a mountain? Jumping from a plane?
Use the fundraising checklist above to help you or contact us for support.
We are here to support you in any way we can!
Do you have any unwanted gifts which we could use in one of our regular raffles? If so, please let us know.
Membership applications are welcomed from women and men who are currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer as well as long-term survivors and those who are living with metastatic breast cancer. Family, friends, and colleagues of those affected can also become members, as can supporters who would like to contribute to the Charity.
No matter how breast cancer has touched your life, if you want to do something positive with the experience then HER Breast Friends is the group for you and we hope you will want to come and join us.
By joining HER Breast Friends you will have the opportunity to meet others in a positive and encouraging environment at our meetings and events and you can get a real sense of contribution and involvement by having a say in how HER Breast Friends is run.
Come and put some of the effects you may be feeling to use in a positive way with HER Breast Friends.
It might be the beginning of some extraordinary friendships!
Eligibility for Membership
Membership will be open to those who are over eighteen years of age and have been affected by breast cancer or individuals wanting to contribute to the Charity.
All members must agree to support and uphold the aims and objectives of HER Breast Friends and work towards its vision and mission in accordance with its values and are approved by the Trustees.
Membership of HER Breast Friends is not transferable.
All members must complete a membership application form and agree that information taken from it is held on a database for the purpose of membership administration.
Members are responsible for informing the Charity of any change in contact details or circumstance.
For full Terms & Conditions, a copy of the Membership & Beneficiaries Policy is available in the office upon request.