Women on the Move Against Cancer (WOMAC) charity has begun its fundraising year in style by pledging £15,000 to support The Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund (PCRF). The first £5,000 was presented at the charity’s annual party, recently attended by more than 200 motor industry guests.
Receiving the cheque on behalf of the PCRF were CEO Maggie Blanks and Dr Thorsten Hagemann, senior lecturer and honorary consultant at Barts Cancer Institute. Dr Hagemann’s research will benefit from WOMAC’s donation. His project is investigating new ways to help the body’s immune system to fight the growth of tumours.
“Thorsten’s work is a great example of the cutting edge research that’s needed to make real progress with pancreatic cancer,” Blanks commented.
WOMAC has donated more than £800,000 to cancer charities throughout the UK since its inception in 1979. The organisation is made up of 45 female volunteers working in the automotive and associated industries.
As strong believers in supporting charitable causes, the CJAM team (also all female!) supports various Essex-based charities with free and discounted e-marketing services, including Headway Essex, the J’s Hospice, St Helena Hospice and Havens Hospice. We have also just supported a local athlete who ran the London Marathon to raise funds for the National Deaf Children’s Society.