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Forca thank Lymington for supporting their fundraising

Força thank Lymington for supporting their fundraising

Lymington charity raises over £5,000 to help local people living with cancer

Forca Strength Against Cancer thank the Lymington Community

Forca's pop up boutique raised £5000 for the charityLymington charity, força strength against cancer would like to thank the Lymington community who supported their recent initiative on Lymington High Street. During the month of February, the team opened a 'Pre-loved Boutique,' selling good-quality, nearly-new clothing and accessories which had been donated to their cause. The shop was open at weekends and occasionally during the week when members of the 20-strong força team could man the store. 

"We are delighted to have raised over £5,000 from selling nearly-new clothing in our pop up boutique," shared Kate Chapman, treasurer of força strength against cancer. "Since we had no overheads, all money raised will go to support local people living with cancer."

 

Funds to support Nourish...by Força

Nourish by Forca helps chemotherapy patients at Oakhaven HospiceSome of the funds raised will support the Nourish...by força programme at Oakhaven Hospice. força strength against cancer started Nourish...by força at the beginning of 2016 with the aim of providing delicious and nutritious meals to local people undergoing cancer treatment at Oakhaven Hospice. Whilst receiving cancer treatment at Oakhaven, patients have the opportunity to choose a  meal to take home and warm up that evening and another to eat another day. Meals are offered in single portions, double portions or family sizes (feeding 4 people). All meals are freshly prepared on site by the Oakhaven catering team.

"The funds raised enable us to continue the Nourish...by força programme at Oakhaven and also to provide more support to individuals and families living with cancer in the local area" said Kate.  

Individual support for those living with cancer

Força will also allocate funds to continue their support of individuals and families in the local community. 

As highlighted in a recent report in the Daily Telegraph, the cost of cancer can be immense. Macmillan Cancer Support believe more than 30,000 people in their 40s and 50s with cancer have had to borrow money from their elderly parents as a result of extra costs and lost income. And more than 2,000 have moved in with their parents or in-laws after having to sell their house. About 28% of cancer sufferers - an estimated 700,000 people - are vunerable to poverty because they have no savings to fall back upon. Research by Macmillan Cancer Support suggests that cancer costs patients an average of £570 per month in lost income and additional expenditure.

Força Strength Against Cancer help local people living with cancerOver the past few years força strength against cancer have supported local individuals and families living with cancer in a number of ways, including assistance with funding alternative therapies, treatments and supplements and providing the means to fund memorable days out. 

"Força helps people in a number of ways," said Catherine Hopkinson, "and we would like to support more local people living with cancer. It can be very difficult juggling cancer with normal life, and sometimes just a little financial assistance can make a big difference. Do get in touch if we can help."

If you know someone local who might benefit from support by força strength against cancer, contact the team directly on http://www.forcaagainstcancer.org.uk

 

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Forca Strength Against Cancer thank the Lymington Community

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