Kilmarnock Community Sports Trust
The Pink Ribbon Foundation were delighted to award a grant of £3,000 to the Kilmarnock Community Sports Trust which went towards activities, awareness and support sessions for those with breast cancer during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Since 1991 in Scotland 27,000 people have been diagnosed with breast cancer and the Kilmarnock Community Sports Trust have made it their mission to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of the disease via support in a non-traditional environment. Those affected by the disease were able to join a support group hosted at Rugby Park (the home of Kilmarnock FC) at various times during the month and were then treated to a celebration day and hospitality at Ladies Day – enjoying a Scottish Premier League match, where they were treated like VIP’s for the day!
Kilmarnock Sports Trust Board Member and Trustee, Phyllis McLeish commented, “The charity has been able to do something really special at Rugby Park by providing a series of support events and celebrations which try to raise awareness of breast cancer, whilst at the same time focusing on the care and support needed by local people affected directly or indirectly by breast cancer”.