From Bute to Birmingham in aid of cancer awareness

Members of the Womb Cancer Support Group pictured in Birmingham's Victoria Square.

Members of the Womb Cancer Support Group pictured in Birmingham's Victoria Square.

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It’s not very often that you see women having their photographs taken whilst holding pairs of knickers, but that’s exactly what happened recently in Birmingham - thanks to a cancer support group started on Bute.

Local womb cancer survivor Kaz Molloy organised a meet up with fellow womb cancer survivors from all over the UK who are part of the online support group she started back in April 2011.

The women travelled from as far north as Dundee and as far south as London to be in Birmingham for an awareness raising weekend which included a photo shoot in Birmingham’s Victoria Square.

Around 18 women gathered around the fountain in Victoria Square - known locally as ‘the Floosie in the Jacuzzi’ - and waved their peach knickers in the air! Local police officers even obliged and sat in on the photo shoot.

Kaz said “It was a wonderful sight to see so many pairs of peach knickers being waved about! We had so many people asking what we were doing and it gave us a chance to talk about womb cancer and raise awareness.

“Many of the women had never met before other than online so it was a chance for us to meet properly and we had a wonderful time. We plan to do it again next year and continue to raise awareness of womb cancer.”

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with womb cancer then you can find help via Womb Cancer Support UK’s Facebook page.