Walk the Walk grant helps cancer charity provide more patient support

Health charity Walk the Walk has awarded national charity Cancer Support UK a £48,941 grant, funding that will allow it to provide increased practical and emotional support to people living with and beyond cancer.

Walk the Walk is the organiser of MoonWalk London, when thousands of women and men walk an over-night marathon through the city’s streets, wearing decorated bras or colourful bra t-shirts.

With the grant, Cancer Support UK will be able to deliver 750 cancer kits and provide 150 cancer coach support programme places for people living with and beyond breast cancer, who are struggling with anxiety and mental health issues. Additionally, the money will enable the training of two volunteer facilitators to help deliver the cancer coach programme.

Cancer Support UK ceo Mark Guymer commented: “We are extremely grateful to Walk the Walk for this generous grant. As a small charity we receive no government support – our income is entirely made up of donations, gifts and grants, which are all vital in keeping our services running.

“Our cancer kits are designed to provide relief to cancer patients during their gruelling treatment journey. Recipients tell us that the kits mean a great deal to them, making them feel less alone, offering comfort and practical relief from the pain and discomfort of treatment. A cancer diagnosis can be life changing, but going into remission can be equally difficult to navigate. Our cancer coach programme gives people who have completed cancer treatment the tools to support better mental health when moving into life beyond cancer.”

Pictured is Reid, who was tired, sick and distressed following chemo-therapy. When he received his child’s cancer kit, it put a huge smile on his face. Reid loves the warmable bunny and the socks, which he wears all the time because he gets very cold feet, having lost a lot of weight due to the chemotherapy.

Published on page 16 of the March 2024 issue of RAD Magazine.

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