Compton Care has launched a new campaign called #CMuchMore to encourage people across Wolverhampton and the Black Country to do the things they love most so that people with incurable conditions can continue to do what they love.
The campaign aims to encourage supporters to turn their passions into pounds and raise funds so that local people living with incurable conditions can access the support they need to live the best life possible.
Community Fundraiser Vicki Wootton said:
“At Compton Care we believe life with an incurable condition doesn’t have to be limiting. We chose the name #CMuchMore because when someone is referred to Compton, we see much more than their diagnosis. We get to know the person behind the illness, find out what’s important to them and understand what makes them unique.
“Through the very best clinical, practical and emotional services we offer people the care, support and encouragement they need to live their best life possible so that they can continue to do the things that make them, them – because being alive isn’t the same as feeling alive.
“The #CMuchMore campaign encourages you to think about the things that make you, you. We’re asking people to fundraise by doing the things they love to help local people living with incurable illnesses access the support they need to continue doing what they love. Whatever your passion, turn it into pounds to fund extraordinary care.”
The campaign will run throughout June and July and during this time, supporters will be able to read real-life stories from patients, families, staff and volunteers of Compton, including that of Brenda Gibbins who is the face of the campaign.
“I’m currently living with incurable cancer but that doesn’t stop me doing the things that I love the most. Being diagnosed with an incurable illness can sometimes feel like it’s something you become defined by. People see or talk about the illness first, but with Compton Care, its different.
“Compton see me for me, they treat me like a person and like the Brenda I always have been. They give me everything I need to continue living life. They’re there if I need advice or a bit of emotional support, and they also help with managing my cancer symptoms. I’m also able to visit their Day Centre once a week, which has helped to build my confidence.
“Compton has helped me to see that I’m so much more than my cancer. I’m a mum, a grandma and a friend. I enjoy reading, but most of all, I love gardening. I really do have green fingers, whenever I get the chance I am out in the garden. And if I’m not outside, I’m watching gardening programmes on TV.
“Compton see me as more than my diagnosis. They help me continue to be me and that’s why I’ve joined the #CMuchMore campaign and why I want others to join in too and turn the things they love doing into fundraising activities so that people like me can continue doing what we love.”
The charity’s fundraising team will be on hand to offer people support to help raise funds.
Miss Wootton added:
“There are so many ways people can get involved. From sponsored walks to charity coffee mornings, every penny raised will enable us to continue to support patients and their families with complex and incurable illnesses to live their best life possible.
For more information visit Compton Care