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Bromsgrove woman received ‘royal approval’ when she met The Queen

Bromsgrove Editorial 4th Jun, 2019 Updated: 4th Jun, 2019   0

A BROMSGROVE woman who heads up the Birmingham-based Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer received ‘royal approval’ when she was invited to meet The Queen.

Veronica Kumeta went to a special reception at Windsor Castle to celebrate the work of volunteers all over and country.

She said: “It was such an honour to be invited to the reception, but when I was told I would actually get the chance to meet the Queen I was just overwhelmed.

“It was lovely to be able to tell her, albeit briefly, about ‘Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer’ and the work that so many volunteers do on our behalf to promote awareness of this horrible illness, and I appreciated her interest, and her good wishes.”

Since its launch in 2000 ‘Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer’ has raised over £1million for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s cancer unit.

Veroinca added: “I am so passionate about the work I do – breast cancer, like any cancer, impacts not just on the lives of the patients, but their families too, and I could never do enough to help support those fighting the illness and to raise much needed funds for research and equipment.”

Prior to the Queen’s invitation Veronica won numerous awards for her hard work including the Pride of Birmingham Vision Award, and the UK Prime Minister’s ‘Point of Light’ Award.

She also received the most public votes for the ‘Women and Home Friendship to Many’ accolade, sponsored by the clothing company JD Williams.

Veronica initially launched ‘Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer’ with friends Sue Macmaster and Carol Snaggs who both sadly lost their fight to breast cancer.

This has motivated Veronica to work harder to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer in memory of her friends.

Call 0121 389 8926, visit or email [email protected] to find out more about the charity.

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