Charity Update: Covid-19

These are certainly challenging times, for individuals, families, businesses and of course charities.

Many of the families we are involved with may have undergone surgery, are awaiting surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy and may have compromised immune systems.

As a charity, we will still be functioning on a day to day basis and would encourage any families with a loved one diagnosed with a brain tumour to contact us, and we will help in any way we can.

In line with government advice, we will need to make slight adjustments to the way we usually operate. Unfortunately, we have no choice but to cancel both our monthly support groups, as the venue where we hold these will be closed. We are aware that for many of our WBB community, this is a regular social gathering that they look forward to, and where they can access information and advice, and we realise that for some members to be socially isolated will in itself be detrimental to their health and wellbeing. Therefore, we will continue to be in regular contact with everyone, and are always here to be contacted, but please do not be offended that we choose not to meet people in crowded places, due to Marks chemotherapy treatment. However, for anyone who would like to meet for a chat or advice, we would be happy to meet in an open-air location or via video call etc. Receipts for travel can be either posted or scanned and emailed to us for reimbursements. For any of our more vulnerable WBB members and those who live alone, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you require any help with shopping or travel to appointments etc and we will help any way we can.

With regards to events, you may have already seen that many people who were kindly fundraising for us have had to cancel their forthcoming events, and this unfortunately is an unavoidable situation. We ourselves don’t have any planned events until the end of June, so whilst we have not currently chosen to postpone this, we will be regularly assessing the situation and updating accordingly. We hope that our planned events booked for later in the year can proceed and we will continue to plan for these.

Unfortunately, due to the constantly evolving situation with the Coronavirus, it is inevitable that fundraising is going to be affected, but we will continue to do our best in a difficult and unprecedented situation. We hope you will continue to support us through these uncertain times, and look forward to new fundraising campaigns in the near future.

Above all else, our thoughts are with those affected by the virus, particularly those who are sick and we wish them a speedy recovery. We remain inspired by our healthcare workers and others who are caring for people in the community, and we urge all our WBB family and supporters to remain safe and well. Kat & Mark.x

For the latest national NHS guidance, please visit: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/