Redwing bake sale boosts funds for ovarian cancer charity
Words by Natasha Young
Team members at Liverpool property firm Redwing Living sold delicious cakes to boost cash for the charity Target Ovarian Cancer.
The cake-fuelled collection raised more than £350 for the cause and brought the company’s sales manager Jessica Turner closer to her £6,000 fundraising target.
Alongside her family, Jessica is looking to achieve the total in memory of her mum Maureen, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2016 and, despite treatment, sadly died in 2018.
Jessica, who is also preparing to join a team of 50 to climb Snowdon as part of the family’s #TeamMo challenges, says: “I lost my lovely mum to ovarian cancer in November and since she was diagnosed, my family and I have tried to raise awareness of this ‘silent killer’.
“Ovarian cancer cannot be detected via a routine smear and the most common symptoms of the disease are a bloated tummy, always feeling full, needing to go the bathroom more often and tummy pains. Most of these symptoms go unnoticed.
“It’s mine and my family’s mission to raise as much awareness and money as possible through fundraising activities including the office bake sale, climbing Snowdon, and my superstar dad and sister will be running the London Marathon in April.
“All money raised is going to our target of £6,000 and we’re nearly there!”
For more information about Jessica’s fundraising goal visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/teammorememberance.