Established in 1979, Women On the Move Against Cancer (WOMAC) is made up of around 65 female volunteers working in the automotive and associated industries.
WOMAC organises events and activities to raise money for cancer charities: over the years, they have donated more than £900,000 to cancer-related projects, searching for more effective treatments or improving the quality of life for cancer sufferers, their families and carers.
WOMAC funds a different cancer project each year; it could be to help patients at home as well as in a hospital or hospice, perhaps to provide equipment or buildings for the treatment of men, women or children. Sometimes the choice is determined by the care a friend, relation or colleague has received. Sometimes another particularly worthy cause is brought to WOMAC's attention by the medical profession.
Since its beginning WOMAC has helped a variety of projects; whichever cause WOMAC supports, the overriding concern is that they raise as much money as they can to help the continuing fight against cancer.