Q&A with Ange - Personal stories • Breast Cancer Foundation NZ

Q&A with Ange

Tell us a little bit about yourself –
My name is Ange and I have been married to my husband James for 23 years and we have 2 amazing children together. My daughter is currently studying at the University of Canterbury and my son is head boy at Shirley Boys High School. We also have a wee pug named Cecil. I have been a special needs teacher aide for over 10 years.

Why did you decide to volunteer for BCFNZ as an area coordinator?
I had been volunteering for BCFNZ as a collector for a number of years and was then approached by the foundation to become an area coordinator, a role which I accepted without hesitation as I have a real passion for raising awareness and money for BCFNZ. Personally, I have experienced my mum and aunty go through breast cancer and this initially sparked my passion for raising awareness. Since, I have lost my aunty and multiple close friends to breast cancer and have vowed to continue doing all I can to raise awareness and money for the amazing BFCNZ.

How long have you been doing it for?
2020 will be my 6th year as area coordinator and hopefully many more to come!

What is your favourite part of the role?
I enjoy this role as I value the loyal volunteers that I work alongside year after year, many who also have a passion for raising awareness and money like me. I am also continuously inspired by the stories of survivors and other members as they share their journeys with me.