Ovacome, ovarian cancer

Reach Ova

Increase and adapt our community support for people affected by ovarian cancer living across the UK raising awareness of the symptoms of the disease among people in harder to reach or marginalised communities BAME women, refugees, LGBT+, women aged 75+, women living in rural isolation

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1159682)

open_in_new https://www.ovacome.org.uk/
Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£40,000

Amount raised

£40,180

Donations

118

Championed by The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust

    Categories

  • CancerCancer
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Information/AdviceInformation/Advice

    Helping

  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • LGBTQAILGBTQAI
  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Ovarian Cancer is diagnosed in 1 in 50 women in the UK, symptoms are often misdiagnosed and most women are diagnosed at a late stage so survival rates are low. Early identification and awareness raising are crucial as there is no national screening program. When diagnosed early, the disease is more treatable, survival rates are higher. We know through feedback from our service users that harder to reach or marginalised communities are under-represented in those accessing our support services

Solution

Work with community organisations, scoping new partnerships to understand specific challenges. We would set up focus group meetings, recruit volunteer community champions from minority groups and isolated community groups. Our work is co-creation providing support requested and suggested by service users, potential service users and stakeholder organisation who would be involved in evaluation and review impact working collaboratively to keep services relevant