Our Young Ambassador Julie says Let’s Go Girls
Julie Tumelty, one of the stars of our new campaign ‘Let’s Go Girls’, is calling on women across Northern Ireland to come together to host an event to support young people like her who have been diagnosed with cancer.
Julie was 12 years old when she was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. Speaking about her experience she said.
“Cancer Fund for Children were an amazing support to me throughout my treatment and I enjoyed numerous stays at their residential centre. I met other young people in a similar situation which made me feel less on my own. I felt part of a big family. We were all going through our cancer journey together. I have met some incredible people and love and value the lifelong friendships I have made. Having someone to truly empathise with was very comforting, and having someone understand exactly how I felt made such a difference.”
Julie who credits Cancer Fund for Children for helping to rebuild her self-confidence following her diagnosis added.
“Cancer Fund for Children’s support made me believe I could do anything if I put my mind to it. However the biggest difference they made for me wasn’t all those years ago but right now today. I am Young Ambassador for the charity and volunteer at their therapeutic short break centre Daisy Lodge in Newcastle Co. Down.
“I am taking part in ‘Let’s Go Girls’ because I want to give back to this wonderful charity that has made such a difference to my life. Why not arrange a special event to get all your girlfriends together to raise funds for this worthwhile cause which benefits a huge number of families across Northern Ireland? Your support could help someone’s brother, sister, mum or dad get through an extremely tough time in their lives.”
Calling All Wonder Women
If Shania Twain singing “let’s go girls” doesn’t flip some internal switch in you, you’re lying. It’s time to raise your voice, have a little fun, do things in style and make a difference!
From organising a night in with the girls, to a networking event with colleagues, or a cocktail party with your favourite ladies your event can be whatever you want it to be. Download your free ‘fundraising pack which is full of ideas to help you get started and help us ensure local families don’t have to face cancer alone. Find out more at here.