Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust is an absolutely invaluable charity supporting thousands of women affected by cervical cancer with the simple mission to make the disease history. They, together with Breast Cancer Care and Ovarian Cancer Action, form Women V Cancer, which first started in 2010 and has since supported countless women across the UK through numerous women-only cycling challenges, including Ride the Night, Cycle Costa Rica, Cycle Milan to Venice and more. Here, Jo's Cervical Cancer trust tells us a bit more about their amazing work and how they use the funds raised for them through the Women V Cancer challenges.
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to women affected by cervical cancer and abnormalities.
Jo: “I was frightened when I found out I had abnormal cells.… Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust was there for me the whole time, every day I looked at the site, it was an amazing support.”
We want to see cervical cancer become a disease of the past with no more mothers, sisters, daughters, partners and friends losing their lives to the disease. Until then, we want every woman affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities to get the best possible care and support.
Lucy: “Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust are an amazing charity helping women and raising awareness for gynaecological cancers; thank you for all that you do!”
We provide information and support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and through our campaigns and education programmes, are working to decrease the numbers affected by the disease.
Thanks to the incredible support of the women who take on Ride the Night every year, along with the other Women V Cancer challenges, we are working harder, shouting louder and reaching further than ever before! So thank you from everyone at Jo’s, we think each and every one of you is incredible.
Here’s how your sponsorship helps:
£21 could fund a call to our Helpline, providing a lifeline to someone anxiously waiting for treatment for cervical abnormalities.
£56 could provide a woman living with cervical cancer access to a support group helping her feel less alone.
£500 could recruit and train another volunteer to operate our helpline helping us be there for everyone who needs us.
Tessa, was diagnosed with cervical cancer: “Jo's has been there from day one of my diagnosis. It is a community that I felt comfortable in straight away and where I have met friends for life, which is such a positive thing after having gone through such a terrible experience. It is a place where you can find strength at a time when you're at your weakest!”
For support and information about the HPV Vaccine, cervical cancer or abnormalities please call our free helpline on 0808 802 8000 or to find out more about Jo’s please visit our website at jostrust.org.uk
Moving Forward - After Diagnosis: a video from Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust
Lisa, Suzanne and Liz talk about life after a cervical cancer diagnosis - coming to terms with what they've been through, appreciating the simple things in life, and getting back to normal.
More about Ride the Night
Women V Cancer Ride the Night is back for 2018 and it is set to be bigger and better than ever!
Due to the huge demand for places on this iconic challenge we will be offering two challenge dates (5 May 2018 and 26 May 2018). Over the last four years, thousands of women have cycled through London at night and raised almost £5 million. Join this amazing team of women and help raise funds to fight women’s cancers.
The challenge is on to cycle 100 km throughout the night on a circular route starting and finishing at the beautiful Royal Windsor Racecourse. The route will take you into London past famous landmarks including Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace and many more!
Please note, the deadline to sign up for and fundraise for Ride the Night 2018 is 30 March so if you want to join this incredible group of women, including Olympic Gold Medallist, Amy Williams and "Squat Bot" Sarah Harradine, sign up here now.