Wellbeing of Women
Wellbeing of Women funds research into women's reproductive health and childbirth with the aim of improving treatments, finding cures and developing new and faster diagnostic techniques.
Many of the treatments and practices currently used in health care came about thanks to research we have funded over the last 53 years. These include taking folic acid in pregnancy, the use of ultrasound in pregnancy to detect problems with the unborn child and the use of lasers to treat cervical cancer. Our work also identified the link between the HPV virus and cervical cancer which has led to all school girls now being routinely vaccinated against the virus not just in the UK, but all over the world. We save lives and we change lives.
Only a tiny fraction - 2.48% - of publicly funded research is devoted to reproductive health and childbirth so our work is vital in improving the health of women and their families.
Each year the Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe organises a number of events to help raise money for their chosen charities. Details of upcoming events will be published soon.
Support the Mayor's charities
As well as attending the charity events listed above, you can also show your support to the Mayor's charities by organising your own event and getting your friends and colleagues to sponsor you.
Make a donation
If you are unable to attend one of the Mayor's charity events, you can still make a donation the chosen charities by making your cheque payable to 'Broxtowe Borough Council - Mayor's charities' and returning it to the Civic Office, Broxtowe Borough Council, Foster Avenue, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 1AB.
Supporting other charities
The Council realises you may choose to support different charities, which is fantastic. The Council get lots of requests to promote these individual efforts but it is difficult to promote them all.
In order to be fair to the widest range of charities, the Mayor each year chooses different charities to support and in that year of office these are the charities the council will adopt and promote.
This enables the Council to support a diverse range of charities and give us all the opportunity to maximise on the fundraising.