Posted: 25/10/17 by Avon Cosmetics Ltd (Northampton)
Breast Friends Northampton was awarded £2,280 from the Avon Cosmetics UK Female Empowerment Fund to support people in Northampton living with breast cancer.
The fund is managed and facilitated by Northamptonshire Community Foundation and was set up on International Women’s Day in March 2016. In line with Avon’s commitment to support the causes that matter most to women, the fund’s key priority is to support projects across Northamptonshire that will improve the quality of life for women and girls.
Breast Friends Northampton was established back in June as a platform offering support and advice and a place to relax, share experiences and make friends with others diagnosed with breast cancer.
Funding from Avon enables the group to deliver twelve wellbeing activity days, including wellness walks at various locations across the County. The grant will cover the cost of hiring
transport to and from each wellness walk, along with refreshments after the walk, providing the opportunity for members to sit down and talk about their experiences over a cup of coffee.
Leonie Heard, trustee of Breast Friends Northampton expressed her appreciation of the award: “Breast Friends Northampton would like to say a huge thank you to Avon and the Northamptonshire Community Foundation for providing the funding to enable us to launch the Wellness Walks project. Wellbeing is at the heart of our focus for the charity support group. Providing an opportunity for the members to connect together alongside physical activity, this will be invaluable not only to their physical but mental and emotional wellbeing.”
Andrea Slater, general manager, Avon said of the donation: “Avon is proud to continue its support of the local Northamptonshire community through its latest grant to Wellness Walks. This is a very positive project that connects women of all ages through three fundamental health factors – physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. I look forward to hearing about the positive impact to everyone involved and how the walks progress.”