As we step into 2021, it’s time to shout about our latest ‘Five Wow Supporters’.
Their support has been vital for funding our groundbreaking research into secondary spread breast cancer. This has been especially vital due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past year on some of our biggest fundraising streams.
From some of our longest-serving fundraisers to one of our youngest, these super supporters are sure to inspire you.
Lockdown no barrier for long-standing supporters
Sarah and Brian Daffern have been supporting Against Breast Cancer since 2012, and no words can explain their incredible support. Before COVID-19 they would be fundraising most weekends, whether organising school fundraisers, Easter family fun days or car boot sales.
2020 was no different for Sarah, despite the challenges of not being able to partake in face-to-face fundraising activity. She organised a ‘Virtual Bargain for breast cancer’ – selling bargain items and raffle tickets – as well as door-to-door Santa visits to over 140 households. In total over this period, she raised an incredible £3000!
The fundraising has not stopped there, as Sarah has already organised Virtual Raffles into the new year.
The Dafferns’ kindness and bravery is inspiring. They are true Against Breast Cancer superheroes, raising an incredible total of £68,740 to date, which is enough funds to buy an Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography machine for antibody analysis, essential for quality control.
Inspired Olivia becomes an inspiration herself
After seeing an advert on TV and seeing the hair loss that cancer patients battle during chemotherapy, super supporter Olivia (aged 4) wanted to show her kindness by donating her hair to help fund cancer research.
Olivia set herself a target to fundraise £100 but she exceeded all expectations, raising an incredible final total of £541 for Against Breast Cancer. She will be donating her hair to the Little Princess Trust.
Breast cancer is a cause that is very close Olivia and her mum Jaye’s family. We are very grateful for all your support and think you are very brave Olivia for having your locks chopped to help raise vital funds.
Fundraising no uphill challenge for Amanjit
Amanjit decided to complete the 12-week Virtual Mount Everest challenge in memory of her Mum, who sadly lost her battle with breast cancer.
Starting the challenge with her aunty in November, Amanjit tackled stairs at home and around Glasgow, as well as finding hills to climb to achieve the 8,848 metres of elevation, the same as Mount Everest.
In total, she has raised £240 for Against Breast Cancer and can be very proud of her achievements.
Amajit’s fundraising page is still open if you would like to show your support.
Kym ends 2020 with Christmas fundraising
The pandemic may have heightened towards the end of 2020 but our supporters were more positive than ever. Kym spent her entire December making Christmas gift tags and hosting a raffle to support Against Breast Cancer.
Kym’s fundraising efforts raised an incredible £370. Her efforts contribute to our fundraisers’ fundamental support that enabled us to continue funding life-saving research into secondary spread.
A cause close to Susan’s heart
Donating prizes and selling branded wristbands, pens and badges for donations to Against Breast Cancer, it is safe to say that Susan knows how to hold a successful raffle.
Breast cancer is a cause close to Susan’s heart as she sadly lost both of her nannas to the disease as well as her beloved aunty to secondary spread. Susan’s mum is also currently battling secondary spread breast cancer.
Susan’s generosity and kindness means so much to us. We send the best of wishes to her Mum through these difficult times.
Thank you for everyone that has supported us through these challenging times. If you have been inspired yourself and would like fundraise for Against Breast Cancer, we have many opportunities for you to get involved.