OOh What a Night!Palmer & Partners 500 Club helped raise an impressive £1,300 for local CIC – Breast Friends – at a Boozy Bingo night, held at Three Wise Monkeys on Thursday 4th May 2023.
Breast Friends CICBreast Friends was started by Caroline Sturman, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017, and Janine Aldis, diagnosed with breast cancer in 2020 during the Covid pandemic.
Both Caroline and Janine recognised how amazing it would have been to have had the support from other individuals and their families going through the same journey, and following on from their thoughts Breast Friends was born!
They now have around 300 members in the region, all of whom benefit so much from each other. They run regular get togethers, hold fundraising events, deliver care packages (including heart shape cushions kindly made by a Breast Friends member, Emily) which their members love receiving.
Boozy BingoThe P&P 500 Club Boozy Bingo event was well attended, including Janine and Caroline with a group of members from Breast Friends. It was a laugh a minute event!
Charlotte Humphrey, a 500 Club committee member, bravely had risk reducing surgery with a double mastectomy earlier this year and was supported by the fantastic team at Breast Friends.
Charlie hosted the event, with her Dad the grand bingo caller, John Palmer, and with Debbie Humphrey, Chair and Founder of the 500 Club and Charlie’s Mum. This event was held very close to their family and friends hearts.
Several of the Breast Friends members, including Janine, shared their stories on the night. If you’d like to know more about Breast Friends take a look here.
Thank YouBreast Friends said ‘Breast Friends are absolutely overwhelmed with the support received from Palmer & Partners 500 Club. We had a brilliant evening, and we are so bowled over by the £1,300 raised for the lovely women on our group. Every penny will go towards providing care packages for a woman facing the hardest moments of her life, so a huge thank you to everyone that contributed in providing these little life lines.’
Thank you from the 500 Club to everyone who attended and made it such a great evening.