KEMNAY resident Julia Lord has raised over £1000 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer, the UK’s leading charity dedicated to stopping women dying from breast cancer.
Julia, aged 75, was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer in August this year. Julia has survived two previous breast cancer diagnoses throughout her life, and following the news earlier this year that her breast cancer had spread, she decided to get involved in some local fundraising activity.
A keen sewer, Julia has been a member of FOCUS for nine years. FOCUS is an association of craft workers run by crafters in the North East of Scotland. Focus have sold Julia’s sewing goods and organised raffles for the charity at their events, and with their help Julia has raised over £1000, in just three months, for the charity’s life-saving work.
Julia said: “I am very grateful to FOCUS, to many of my friends and the public, who have helped me raise money for this incredible cause. Everyone knows someone affected by breast cancer so it’s crucial that we continue to support Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s vital research and help save lives.”
The need for Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s work has never been greater; breast cancer is still the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK, affecting over 4,500 women each year and killing 1,000 each year. To help Breakthrough Breast Cancer please visit www.breakthrough.org.uk