Two members of our fabulous Community Team would love to introduce their Christmas video and say a little something to our amazing supporters.
Our Community Team look after Breast Cancer Now fundraisers across the UK. In this blog, we hear from Catherine, Senior Community Manager, about how she has found her first few months at Breast Cancer Now, and Lorna, Community Engagement Officer, tells us her funraising highlights of the year. Plus, the whole team share a special Christmas message to all of our wonderful supporters.
Hi, Catherine here!
I can’t believe it’s already been two months since I joined Breast Cancer Now; the time has just flown by. I’m so excited to have joined the community team, and can’t wait to get to know you all better and help you to achieve everything you’d like in the New Year.
My background is in Special Events, having worked in a few charities such as The Prince’s Trust and most recently at the NSPCC, so I know just how much hard work goes on behind the scenes. My guilty pleasure is my particularly bad taste in TV, my favourites being Police Interceptors and the Kardashians. I’m also getting married in 2017 so I’ll still be managing events in one way or another – but it’s a bit scarier when it’s your own.
It’s been a lovely couple of months, and the others in the team have welcomed me with such open arms (I completely understand why you all love them so much!) I’ll be speaking to more of you in 2017, but for now – put your feet up and have a lovely break. Let’s continue with the amazing work after a well-deserved holiday!
Lorna’s best bits of 2016
Wow, another year gone. 2016 has been amazing – and it’s all thanks to you!
I just want to take a few moments to tell you about my favourite parts of 2016. I wish I could include them all, but then you’d be spending all of Christmas reading this! So here are my top two moments of 2016:
- The first annual Big BRO race in Bury St Edmunds saw over 80 participants from as far as Birmingham, and raised nearly £4,500. Well done to everyone who get involved!
- The Beccles group, who drove from Beccles to Venice in their Breast Cancer Now mobile car – that’s a staggering 1,062 miles. They were the only women’s team of 57 teams, and they came first. BOOM!
And what I'm most looking forward to in 2017 is catching up with many of my lovely supporters in person, including Zoe Varnava in Richmond, Kim Robertson and the Beccles group and Sally and Belinda of Art for Cure.
See you all in the new year!
If you’re interested in doing something amazing to help breast cancer research, our community team would love to welcome you with open arms. Whether it’s organising an event at home or taking part in our £1,000 challenge, come and join us in 2017.