Judith on starting a support group

My name is Judith and I am 49 years old. I was brought up in East London and my mother was part of the Windrush generation. I have two brothers and a 22-year-old daughter. On the 31st July 2018, I was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given under a year to live. I thus commenced the fight of my life to live.

'I felt the need to start a support group'

Shortly after my diagnosis, I felt the need to start a support group that would prevent others from having the same lonely and negative experience that I did. This was because of the challenging experiences I had at the beginning of this journey.


FROM ME TO YOU is an organisation that provides support to people with a cancer experience, specifically those from within marginalised and often disenfranchised communities.

'I passionately believe in aiding the personal self-development and empowerment'

FROM ME TO YOU was formulated in response to my personal experience, which I found to be replicated within the wider BAME community. I passionately believe in aiding the personal self-development and empowerment of anyone who is living with cancer.


The aim of the group is to help those from the BAME community navigate their way through a cancer diagnosis and not waste time looking for answers in all the wrong places.

'We offer support in our group no matter what pathway the individual chooses'

Time is a huge issue when fighting cancer. We need all the help we can get to navigate a clear and beneficial pathway through the minefield of cancer.


We offer support in our group no matter what pathway the individual chooses, albeit a medical or holistic framework. The group is currently growing rapidly and one of our aims is to secure funding to facilitate advocacy for our members.


Today I stand proud knowing that FROM ME TO YOU has achieved a great deal, but there is so much more to achieve.