Focusing on yourself
Penny Brohn was the place Jen came when she needed time to focus on herself, which isn’t easy when you’re a mum with two small children. She always made a point of dropping in after chemo or seeing the oncologist. Penny Brohn gave her the lift she needed to bounce back again and be positive – something that meant a lot to me, too.
Simply, Jen really loved this amazing place and everything it stands for. I still think of it as Jen’s place. But it’s also mine, and yours, available to anyone and I think that’s well worth supporting. I know that she’d want me, our family and friends to do whatever we could to continue to support it in her memory. There’s nowhere quite like it. Not having this compassionate and clued-up source of care is almost unthinkable, which is why we are committed to supporting Penny Brohn, so others can feel its warm, nurturing hands as well.
Charity of the Year
Sadly, Jen passed away in December 2014. Since, we have raised over £50,000 for Penny Brohn. My employer, Proact UK, has been fantastic, making Penny Brohn its Charity of the Year for several years running, also hosting balls and other fundraisers. Many family and friends have also gone above and beyond, through runs and other exhausting challenges – all for Jen – all for Penny Brohn. Jen would be thrilled that she’s still raising money for the charity that gave her so much support, so please support them.