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Isle of Bute, West Coast of Scotland, United Kingdom
Too old to be a rock chick, so I'm the hippy hen! Womb cancer survivor and founder of Womb Cancer Support UK, a national cancer support and awareness organisation.

Saturday, 26 December 2015

End of year round up!

Hello again!
Been a long time since I updated you but there has been a lot going on and I've also been dealing with a lot of health issues related to my cancer treatment.

Anyway, if you have been following this blog then you will know that throughout 2015 I have been selling my handmade jewellery to help raise funds for 2 very good causes - AMMF, the UK's only cholangiocarcinoma or bile duct cancer charity and a womb cancer research project.

Well, just before Xmas the total raised stood at £730 so I was able to pay £365 into each Justgiving account. I was really pleased to have raised such a huge amount, far more than I thought I would at the beginning of the year.

I am doing the same again throughout 2016, with the money going 50/50 to AMMF and Womb Cancer Support UK, (WCSUK)  the national organisation that I run that supports women who have been diagnosed with womb cancer and also raises much needed awareness of this cancer as, despite it being the 4th most common female cancer in UK, there is no national awareness campaign.

The money raised for WCSUK will help pay for the awareness leaflets and their distribution around the UK.

I was selling items through an Etsy store but have decided to go back to doing it through Facebook, as not only is there no fees to pay but despite FB making it difficult for pages to be seen, most of my sales from the Etsy shop have come via me sharing posts on FB.
Plus it's easier to keep things together, for me anyway!!

So, why not pop over to the FB page and have a look around. https://www.facebook.com/buteartism/

I shall be running an online auction again for AMMF, in memory of Mom who died from cholangiocarcinoma on 5th Dec 2013 and there will be some lovely items up for grabs there.

Hope you all had a nice Xmas and I wish you all the best for 2016.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Etsy Sales Update

If you've been following this blog you will know that I am making and selling items to help raise funds for good causes.

At the moment, those good causes are AMMF - the UK's only cholangiocarcinoma charity and a womb cancer research project.

You can see the items that are currently for sale here and the total raised so far, which is being split 50/50 between the 2 good causes is £145.50.

So pleased to be able to raise funds for these 2 good causes and will donate the money to them at the end of this year. Lets hope I can get to the £200 mark before then.

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Etsy Sales Galore!!

Hello again, hope you are all well.
Thought summer had arrived up here on my little island but it seems to have decided to change its mind and disappear again as its now quite windy and chilly, more like October than May.
Anyway, just a brief update on my Etsy store sales.

If you remember from my last post, I am now selling items from my Etsy store with all proceeds going to 2 very good causes.
The first is a womb cancer research project that I am helping to raise funds for; I was diagnosed with womb cancer at the end of 2009 and there is very little awareness or research into this cancer despite it being the 4th most common cancer in women.
The other good cause I am raising funds for is AMMF - they are the only UK charity for Cholangiocarcinoma or bile duct cancer which is the cancer that my Mom died from in Dec 2013.

I have a selection of jewellery and artwork in the Etsy store and so far sales have raised £78.50 which will be split 50/50 between to 2 good causes at the end of the year.

You can check out the store here

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Hello again!

Hello, as some of you will remember from the last blog post back in December, I said I was changing the way that I fundraise as FB has been messing about with the way it shares posts recently and as a result my post reach had dropped dramatically which meant that I wasn't selling anything and therefore not being able to raise any money.

I now have an Etsy store which has some nice bits of jewellery and some of my artwork in and the proceeds are being split 50/50 between AMMF, which is the UK's only cholangiocarcinoma or bile duct cancer charity. This is the cancer that Mom died of in Dec 2013. The other 50% is going to the womb cancer research project that I have been helping to raise funds for over the past 3 years.

Had 2 sales from the Etsy store so far and the money will be split at the end of the year between the 2 good causes.

In March I also help my 2nd annual auction for AMMF in memory of Mom. It was done over the weekend of what would have been her Birthday and it raised £119 which brings the total raised for AMMF to £471.50.

The next auction will be the one in September for the womb cancer research project. Why September I hear you ask? Well, September is womb cancer awareness month and so its an appropriate time to raise some money and also hopefully lots of awareness for this cancer.

If you would like to donate to either of these good causes then you can. The links are here:

The womb cancer research is here https://www.justgiving.com/Kaz-Molloy1/
AMMF is here https://www.justgiving.com/Kaz-Molloy2/

I'll be back soon with another update. xx