Charity

A note from The Eve Appeal

The Eve Appeal is the UK’s gynaecological cancer charity. Everything we do is focussed on diagnosing cancer at the earliest stage where it’s most treatable, and wherever we can, preventing it from starting. 

We do three things to make these five cancers (yes, FIVE) – womb, ovarian, cervical, vulval and vaginal – a thing of the past.

  • We fund medical research in developing new screening programmes.
  • We run education and awareness campaigns about signs, symptoms and risk factors.
  • We deliver a specialist nurse information service, Ask Eve that provides free, confidential information, advice and signposting to anyone with a gynae concern or questions.

This nurse service is what your donation is directly supporting. Ask Eve is headed up by Tracie Miles, a Gynae Cancer Nurse Specialist.

It’s a free resource for anyone who is experiencing signs and symptoms of any of the five gynaecological cancers, or for their families who are currently dealing with a cancer diagnosis to get the information and support they need.

Ask Eve is the only charity-operated gynae nurse specialist service in the UK. We know it works, and it is needed now more than ever. During the pandemic, calls to the service have rocketed – not surprising when it’s hard to see a GP in person, when there have been delays to regular cancer screening programmes, and where people have literally been sitting on symptoms, hoping that it’s probably nothing instead of getting it checked. 

The mantra is that Ask Eve is an expert and taboo-free service. No question is too trivial and it’s NEVER too embarrassing. You can ask about vaginal bleeding, lumps, bumps, changes to toilet habits, discharge, pelvic pain, changes to your vulval skin.

Ask Eve is here for your sister who’s worried about going for her first cervical smear, your daughter who confides that she’s bleeding after sex, your mum who has suddenly developed pelvic pain and bloating, or your trans friend who wants support to attend their gynae appointment.

You’re helping us be here for everyone who needs us. 

In the past year, over £55,000 has been donated from the sale of the kits. £25 provides an hour of confidential telephone support  – that’s over 2,000 people who will get the confidential support they need because of YOU.  

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

Fareshare

https://fareshare.org.uk

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 and 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. In 2019/2020 the number of charities that FareShare supported increased to 10,962 and we provided enough food to create almost a million meals for vulnerable people every week.

GIFTED KITS

As this year has been challenging for all of us, rather than share our Autumn Kit with the press, we will be giving a selection of Autumn kits to mental health units in London. 2020 has taken a massive toll on people’s wellbeing. We want to say thank you to the commendable work of Mental Health professionals. They deserve some self-care so they can continue their community care.