The Awareness strand of The Macmillan Challenge is designed to increase girls awareness of cancer and unit meetings provide a safe environment for girls to talk about this sensitive subject.
We are working together with Macmillan to raise awareness of key cancers that affect girls and women to ensure everyone at Girlguiding Midlands knows how to spot signs and symptoms.
We have produced resources in collaboration with Macmillan which include section age appropriate activities to be run as part of a unit meeting. There are two sets of resources – one for Rainbows and Brownies and one for Guides and members of The Senior Section – which can be downloaded by filling in the form below.
We acknowledge that for some girls cancer may be a sensitive topic. We have provided a letter that can be sent to parents to advise them that the unit will be doing cancer related activities and that they can talk to someone at the unit if they have any concerns about this. This letter can be downloaded along with the resources.