Coronavirus: Government announces support package for charities

09 April 2020

Yesterday the Government pledged £750m to help charities during the coronavirus pandemic.

In response to the support package, our chief executive Cary Wakefield, said: “We welcome the Government’s support for charities providing vital frontline services during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

"Charities are facing a unique pressure to deliver more for vulnerable people at a time where fundraising income has stopped almost completely. Charities need urgent support and we thank the Government for recognising our role in taking pressure off the NHS and supporting the members of the Great British public who are most in need. 

“However our mission for the next generation of women to survive ovarian cancer hasn’t changed. Ovarian cancer hasn’t stopped during the pandemic and when lockdown ends and our lives return to normal a woman will still be dying every two hours from the disease. 

"Charities who invest in medical research to tackle the most devastating diseases are needed now more than ever. The Government must provide support to these charities so that they can survive this crisis, otherwise the lasting effects of the pandemic will include a huge loss of momentum in saving lives in the future.”

The need for social distancing is inevitably having a big impact on our fundraising activities. We are looking carefully at how we can tackle this, to make sure we can continue to be there for those who need us in the future.  

 Thank you for your support during this time. Any gift you can give - big or small - will help us make sure that more women will survive ovarian cancer.