Updated: Apr 18
Their Story by Lorraine Brown
Bruised but not Broken is a registered charity founded to honour the life and courage of Rebecca Issacs; a vivacious young woman who at the age of 32 lost her 4 year battle with cancer.
During her illness, Becs main concern , as always, was for everyone else especially those nursing and supporting her ,being concerned that they were wearing themselves down looking after her .
We therefore also offer to provide respite breaks for family carers in order that they may take a break to recharge their batteries enabling them to continue to care for their loved ones.
From our shop in El Campello, we provide financial, emotional and educational support for families living with this dreadful disease.
By purchasing items in our shop you are helping to support those families. ..
the purchase of a dress could buy school equipment for a child whose parent is unable to work during treatment... the purchase of a piece of furniture could buy groceries or alternative medicines for a family or perhaps provide an interpreter for those scary hospital visits.
You can help in many different ways.....
perhaps you could spare a few hours a week to volunteer in the shop.....maybe you have computer / clerical skills and could help with our administration....maybe you have good communication skills and could help with fundraising events.
For those of you who have been affected by cancer...we are always grateful for more people who are willing to talk to those currently battling with how to face what lies ahead.
When the charity was founded in 2011, 1 in 4 people were affected by cancer. The reality now is that 1 in 2 of us will be, so we all need to realise that this is something that affects us all and we all need to help.
Our shop in C/San Bartolome,55 El Campello is run by a friendly team of volunteers of all ages who are always ready to welcome new members.
Please,If you feel you care enough to help in any way, you can contact us on 608524896.
You can also visit our Facebook page or our website at www.bruisedbutnotbroken.co.uk and of course, you can call in at the shop to speak with us. Our shop hours are Monday to Saturday 10.30 to 2.00 and the shop contact number is 965776578.
Thank you for taking the time to read about us and we look forward to hearing from you soon.
Stay well and God bless