Around 200 people attended the 2017 WOMAC party on Wednesday 22 February 2017 at Chelsea Old Town Hall, London.
The popular event, attended by dozens of MIPAA member, raised funds for Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust – the only UK charity dedicated to women affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities. See: www.jostrust.org.uk
WOMAC (Women on the Move Against Cancer) is a group of approximately 65 female volunteers working within the automotive industry that was founded in 1979. To date, WOMAC has donated over £900,000 to cancer-related projects and charities.
Projects supported by WOMAC have included funding counsellors, supplying flowers and benches in hospice gardens, and providing reclining chairs in treatment rooms.
At the party, newly-elected Chair Georgia Fox invited Penny Mallory to hand over the first instalment WOMAC’s pledge of £15,000 to Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust.
WOMAC has pledged its full support to the London-based charity in 2017 and will fund various activities to raise awareness of cervical cancer and its symptoms to women and their families, as well as medical professionals throughout the year.
Improvements in awareness mean helping to achieve earlier diagnosis and prevention. Encouraging more young women aged 25 to 30 to attend their cervical screening will enable treatment to begin sooner and could help to save hundreds of lives every year. Hannah Taylor and Niamh Kilalea of Jo’s Trust said: “Our mission is to build a future where cervical cancer is a thing of the past”.
WOMAC would like to thank everyone who has kindly donated to its cause and urges those haven’t already done so to visit www.JustGiving.com/WOMAC -2017 where they can still give to the charity.
WOMAC is most grateful to all of its supporters, without whom we would not have been able to achieve any of this. Georgia said: “Whatever we’re doing here at WOMAC, it works and it’s making a difference. Thank you for supporting us… your generosity will touch many lives.”
As well as the generosity of individual supporters, WOMAC would like to thank its corporate sponsors for their support: BMW Group UK, Imprimatur, Kelsey Publishing, Kia Motors (UK), Mark Oliver Design, Newspress, Sims Images, SMC Services, SMMT, Vauxhall Motors, Volkswagen Group United Kingdom, Volvo Car UK and Worlds Apart.