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A note from Athena Lamnisos… from The Eve Appeal

The Eve Appeal is here for everyone who wants to better understand and look after their gynae health. We’re here to prevent the 5 gynae cancers (yep FIVE – womb, ovarian, cervical, vulval and vaginal). That means raising funds to do three essential things that no other charity is doing: raising awareness and running campaigns focussed on signs, symptoms and risk factors; funding medical research in early diagnosis and new screening programmes and running a specialist nurse service Ask Eve.

Demand for Ask Eve has rocketed during the pandemic. Not surprising when it’s hard to see your GP. Donations from the kits has been invaluable. We’ve been able to scale up online and telephone support, create a Covid19 information hub, and produce new resources for groups of people who find accessing healthcare challenging.

Your donations – £70k and counting – have helped bust the taboos, challenge the stigma and campaign for better education. The fact that donations from the kit are now specifically supporting Ask Eve also means something else that’s pretty brilliant – we can put core funds into supporting medical research. So, while many research charities have been hard hit during the pandemic and have been unable to award new research funds – we’ve been able to fund a very clever research team to continue developing a risk prediction for these gynae cancers.

Follow @eveappeal on all social channels for information about signs, symptoms and risk factors.

For free, confidential help: nurse@eveappeal.org.uk  or call 0808 802 0019

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A note from Miriam Emanuel at FareShare

FareShare exists because millions of people across the UK are struggling to afford to eat, yet at the same time thousands of tonnes of good food goes to waste every day. As the largest food redistribution charity in the UK, FareShare works directly with food producers and suppliers to unlock surplus food, which would otherwise go to waste. The food FareShare redistributes is nutritious, in-date and good to eat. It reaches charities across the UK, including school breakfast clubs, older people’s lunch clubs, homeless shelters, and community cafes.

Due to Covid19 lockdown, food poverty and insecurity has quadrupled in Britain; households with children being 50 per cent more likely to experience such insecurity.

Support and donations allow FareShare to increase food provisions, distributing over 3 million meals a week during the peak of the pandemic.

As it stands, 90 percent of the charities FareShare works with state demand for food will remain at crisis levels, if not increase this winter.

Let’s continue to be safe, kind and aid others where we can.

Visit https://fareshare.org.uk for more information.

 

GIFTED KITS

2021 – a new year and another UK lockdown. Covid-19 still remains a relentless challenge, so as with our previous press kits, our 2021 Winter Kits we will be given to a selection of paramedic units in London, who continue to brave the frontline. Self-care and community care are as important as ever.

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