It’s Volunteers’ Week and this is your chance to show your support to our dedicated volunteers who've generously given their time to transform the lives of everyone affected by ovarian cancer. This has included spreading the word in the community, sharing stories on radio stations and campaigning to raise awareness of ovarian cancer by raising the issue with local MPs and healthcare professionals.
We appreciate all our volunteers and everything you do to raise awareness, fund research and save lives – we'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who's worked so hard in such a difficult year.
What have our volunteers been up to?
Dr Alison Wint GP has been improving cancer services and raising awareness for 30 years. She's part of our GP Advisory board and regularly shares her wisdom and experiences. During Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month she spoke in the Guardian about self-advocating at the GP.
Catherine Hunt has taken part in various activities following her cancer treatment, such as discussing symptoms and the impact of the pandemic on her local radio station, Radio Verulam. Catherine has been proactively working with her local MP to write to Matt Hancock; setting out issues facing women with ovarian cancer and asking what the health secretary can do to help. Catherine’s efforts haven’t stopped there, she's raised much-needed funds for Target Ovarian Cancer in her spare time too.
Dr Nigel Sparrow OBE is Chair of our GP Advisory Board and has developed GP e-learning modules for key individuals in the UK healthcare.
A big thank you all and to Gillian, Zelda, Marie, Adele, Emma, Mary, Sue, Paramjit, Vicki, Della, Christine, Jane and Kathryn for sharing your ovarian cancer stories and all your dedication to raising awareness. Learn more about our volunteers this week by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.