This November we as Compass Community had the honour of being the main sponsor of the MOVE Charity ball. MOVE Against Cancer do fantastic work with people living with and beyond cancer.
Being diagnosed with cancer means people face an extremely tough journey. There is so much thrown at you both physically and mentally during treatment and it doesn’t just stop there.
Who are MOVE?
MOVE provide practical and online support to people living with and beyond cancer. We focus our services on children and young people living with and beyond cancer and a wider age range through our new 5k Your Way, Move Against Cancer initiative linked to parkrun.
A cancer diagnosis can be life changing, MOVE is there to support those diagnosed every step of the way through the power of movement, physical activity, and exercise.
According to MOVE’s website, the current evidence base for cancer survivorship strongly encourages participation in physical activity, with the National Cancer Survivorship Initiative stating that there is ‘persuasive evidence that a healthy lifestyle during and after cancer is associated with improved physical and psychological well-being’.
MOVE provides practical support through their online support programme for children and young people. Their 5k Your Way, Move Against Cancer groups are available for all ages and abilities.
‘I ran the whole of Vicky Park, Leicester 5k Your Way after my first chemo. I got to give my oncologist and chemo nurse a big hug and say thank you for their help so far.
The MOVE Charity Ball 2021
The charity ran a fundraising ball in November, celebrating the amazing work they do along with raising awareness to all they do. MOVE managed to raise an incredible £25,000 (and counting) for the charity.
They said “we are blown away by all the incredible support and love in the room last night. 200 wonderful people making last night such a huge success”.
Some of our Compass team were lucky enough to be invited along, and our board of operations had a wonderful evening fundraising for the charity. It was brilliant to be able to scrub up and do our bit!
“MOVE charity itself and what we do wouldn’t be possible without the support and generosity of our friends, family, supporters, and community. It was just amazing to bring everyone together last night for the ball for one incredible evening”.
The night involved:
• Live music from Adam Sheldon
• Lots of fundraising
• Lewis Moses our epic host
• Reverse bingo
• The incredibly inspiring Sophie sharing her moving story
• Silent and live auctions
• The man, the legend, Steve Cram live on stage
• Red bull champion break-dancers
• And the fantastic band The Jamlocks for one hell of a party to finish
MOVE would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped to make last night possible and a huge success.
We are so lucky to be surrounded by so many amazing and wonderful people. Thank you”
Compass were so proud to be a part of the fundraiser, and to be able to support such an incredible cause. If you would like to donate to MOVE, you can do so here.