"Why I volunteer at Ovarian Cancer Action"

The first week of June is Volunteers’ Week and we want to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all of our incredible supporters who donate their time to help us in so many ways.  Find out what some of our volunteers do for Ovarian Cancer Action and why.

Ann Martinelli Ovarian Cancer Action Voice

Ann Martinelli

“Diagnosis of Ovarian cancer is tough. Do you crumble or do you fight? My answer in 2015 was "something good will come of this" and something has. Two events and £32,000 later I feel so proud. 

My personal focus on fundraising led to meeting the dedicated team at OCA and volunteering in their Camden office. I also had the honour to visit the Ovarian Cancer Action Research Centre and meet the motivated scientists working so hard to find that vital screening and maybe one day a cure. 

Dependent on my health I would love to give the charity more time, and encourage other ladies to think about fundraising rather than the cancer.

My advice is stay positive and think FFF – focus, fundraise and fight!”


Ingrid Copperman

Ingrid Copperman

“I was familiar with Ovarian Cancer Action through my work with Cancer52, an umbrella association dealing with rare and less common cancers, of which OCA is a member. So when I received my cancer diagnosis in 2016, I immediately turned to the charity for information and support.

I now volunteer for them to give something back to the charity and to help their efforts in raising awareness of ovarian cancer. As a Voice for the charity, I have written several blog posts about my cancer journey experiences for the Ovarian Cancer Action website. 

I also attended the recent Vitality London 10k to welcome the 12-strong team of runners at the finish line and I hope to be involved in similar events in the future.”


Angela Feshangchi OCA volunteer

Angela Feshangchi

“After my illness I really felt that I wanted to give something back. It seemed obvious that because I had been through ovarian cancer I should work for an ovarian cancer charity.

One day a week I volunteer at the office and help scan and record incoming cheques onto the database. I also assist with sending out materials to various donors/supporters and recording the information on a spreadsheet.

I chose Ovarian Cancer Action because it is a small and friendly charity and together with its scientific research there is a hope that one day this cancer will be eradicated.”

Find out how you can join our fight and volunteer for Ovarian Cancer Action.