I have lots of lovely colleagues at work and they are all very supportive of the work I do with cancer charities. One of them, Tracey Sainsbury is our fertility counsellor and she does various things herself and is a fabulous and well informed woman. She recently did a talk at Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and she had such wonderful things to say about them that I decided to look into them and feature them on my blog. It ties in well with the series of post’s I’m doing to raise awareness of cervical cancer and the screening we have in place to try and prevent it.
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust is also known as Jo’s Trust and it is the only UK based charity to focus solely on women that have been affected by cervical cancer and their families. They also help women dealing with cervical abnormalities. They aim to offer information, advice, friendship and support to these women, regardless of their age and status. They also try to educate women on the importance of cervical screening and to provide support for the women that have abnormal screening results or ladies that have a cervical cancer diagnosis.
Jo’s Trust has a mission: “Our mission is to see cervical cancer prevented, reduce the impact for everyone affected by cervical abnormalities and cervical cancer through providing the highest quality information and support services and campaigning for excellence in cervical cancer treatment and prevention."
The trust also has some core values and all the work they do is based around them. These qualities include remaining people focused, providing the highest quality, valuing and respecting others and empowerment.
The trust provides support groups, allowing women to come together, bond and share experiences. They also have a helpline to provide support, they have an online forum for people to come together in the comfort of their own home and a yearly meeting for women to get together and enjoy themselves. They also provide many helpful information leaflets which can be found on their website.
Jo’s Trust is a fabulous charity which does amazing things for women in the UK. I whole heartedly agree with their mission and their core values and I would love to see them succeed and help make cervical cancer a thing of the past. Please do check out their website and find out ways to help them achieve their goals. You can also find them on twitter @JosTrust
Their next meet up is set for Saturday 22nd September 2012. If you would like to get involved or find out more, please visit their website.