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 decided to become a volunteer helping with the secretarial duties which I enjoyed very much. It’s now been over seven years and the Group has come a long way since I joined. The foundations have been laid and I look forward in my new role with Committees support enhancing the activities being offered to our Members and to ensure that the ongoing cancer awareness is raised in our Asian Community and 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.