AWCG Committee Members
I was introduced to the group by my sister Kalpana, who was a group member. I was touched by the support given to my sister by the group during her journey, so I decided to become a volunteer helping with the secretarial duties that I enjoyed very much. I joined in 2012, and the Group has come a long way since then. The foundations have been laid, and I look forward to my new role with Committee’s support: 1) enhancing the activities being offered to our Members; 2) ensuring that the ongoing cancer awareness is raised in our Asian Community; and 3) ensuring the appropriate support is available to our Group Members.
I was volunteering at Northwick Park Hospital from 2001 where I helped the “League of Friends” raise funds in aid of the hospital. During my time there I also sat on their committee where I was responsible for the appropriation of funds to the hospital.
Recently, I have joined the Asian women’s cancer group where I have taken up the role of Treasurer. I joined this group as I respected the great work they are doing in the community to support Asian women and felt it was something that I could give my time to. I believe that peace in ourselves come from giving and I hope I can be helpful to this amazing group that is dedicated in this pursuit
My journey with AWCG started when my mum was diagnosed with cancer in 2004. Seeing the group grow from a few ladies in our living room, to the outreach it has today, I am proud to be a part of the AWCG voluntary team. The group provides a safe and supportive environment for ladies to laugh, cry and share any aspect of their cancer journey.
The ladies consistently remind me of the strength we have within us to be our best selves even through the toughest times. The social media aspect intends to reach out and show ladies in search that we are right here for them – to celebrate the good times, cry together in the tough times or just be present in their cancer journey.
I am a medical herbalist, with nearly 40 years’ experience in Education institution, 10 years at a secondary school in London and nearly 30 years at Middlesex University, managing the complementary Medicine Laboratories and being a part of the team to deliver the modules of complementary medicine and Nursing clinical skills programme at undergrad and postgrad .
I joined AWCG as a volunteer in 2019 and was amazed to see the amount of strength our members find within themselves and give as support of each other to fight the life-threatening condition they face. It is absolutely exemplary
While I was volunteering for St Lukes hospice, another hospice volunteer introduced me to the Asian Women Cancer Group during the summer of 2019. I then started helping at the group’s weekly meetings and with admin and IT related tasks. I have seen how inspirational and amazing the group is at supporting Asian ladies going through their cancer journey. During the pandemic we continued to support the members virtually by doing activities like yoga, mindfulness, talks and social.