Bromsgrove's Veronica who runs 'Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer' crowned a Coronation Community Champion - The Bromsgrove Standard

Bromsgrove's Veronica who runs 'Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer' crowned a Coronation Community Champion

Bromsgrove Editorial 3rd May, 2023   0

A BROMSGROVE woman who supports ladies fighting breast cancer has been named a ‘Coronation Champion’ ahead of this weekend’s celebrations.

Veronica Kumeta runs the Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer charity and started a scheme during the Coronavirus pandemic, to ensure patients were able to access the little things that help a lot during their treatment.

Veronica designed, produced, packed and delivered ‘hugs-in-a-bag’ – a hessian bag filled with over 25 essential items needed when starting chemotherapy.

The bags include a book, puzzle book, colouring book and pencils, hand cream, hand sanitiser, lip salve, hat, blanket, dark nail polish, tissues, water bottle, sweets, socks and more.

They are delivered free of charge to 17 hospitals for nurses to give to breast cancer patients embarking on chemotherapy.

Veronica has also launched Breast Mates Central, a support group for patients with breast cancer, which has monthly Zoom meetings, coffee, arts and crafts, beauty and cooking sessions.




She is one of four people in Worcestershire to be named a Coronation Champion – they have been recognised by Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort for their contribution to volunteering in their local communities as part of the official Coronation celebrations in conjunction with Royal Voluntary Service.

All Coronation Champions, have been invited to attend one of the official Coronation celebrations, such as the Windsor Castle Coronation Concert or a Coronation Garden Party.


They will also receive a specially designed, official Coronation Champions pin and a certificate signed by Their Majesties.

Veronica said: “I am truly honoured in accepting this award, on behalf of all our amazing volunteers, who help to make our charity a success.”

 

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