Kaz takes cancer support message from Bute to Birmingham

Kaz Molloy and friends wave their peach knickers in the air during a meet-up in Birmingham to raise awareness of womb cancer.
Kaz Molloy and friends wave their peach knickers in the air during a meet-up in Birmingham to raise awareness of womb cancer.

It’s not often that you come across a group of ladies waving pairs of knickers in the air - so when Bute resident and cancer survivor Kaz Molloy organised an event to help raise awareness of womb cancer recently in Birmingham, it raised a few eyebrows.

Kaz, who runs Womb Cancer Support UK, the only dedicated womb cancer support and awareness organisation in UK, said: “We chose Birmingham for our annual meet up as it’s central – we support women from across the UK and this was our third annual meet-up to help raise awareness.

“Womb cancer is the fourth most common female cancer in UK, but there is little to no awareness of it, so we are determined to do what we can to change that.”

Apart from waving their peach knickers in the air (peach is the awareness colour for womb cancer ,just in case you were wondering!), the ladies managed to persuade a few local people to have their photographs taken to help raise awareness.

Various brave souls, including a group of young students, a police officer, a few local ladies and even a party of gentlemen on a stag weekend all obliged and agreed to pose in the name of raising awareness of womb cancer.

“We had a lovely afternoon in the sunshine getting to know each other and spreading awareness of womb cancer,” Kaz said, “and will be going back again next year to do the same.

“This cancer affects almost nine thousand women a year in the UK, yet there is no national awareness campaign for it, so we are doing all we can to help change things.

If you have been diagnosed with womb cancer and want some support or just some information then you can find out more from the charity’s website or Facebook page.