ABOUT BRIGHT TIGHTS
What We Do
Bright Tights means no one has to face gynaecological cancer alone.
We assist in many ways including providing information, practical and financial support and funding research.
Bright Tights is supporting women in Guernsey who have had gynaecological cancer and are undergoing treatment, or starting to recover.
The support group provides an opportunity for people to share personal experiences, feelings and coping strategies, as well as being signposted to relevant information. Members of the group enjoy each other’s company and a relaxed chat over a cuppa.
The Bright Tights Charity can offer financial support to help pay the costs of
Cleaning & Domestic Help | Laundry & Ironing | Gardening | Meals | Dog Walking | Massage, Reflexology & Aromatherapy | Taxis | Child Care | and much more…
Meet The Team
After surviving treatments for a gynae cancer and realising what a traumatic and frightening experience, it was I wanted to support other women going through a similar ordeal. The charity Bright Tights was the result and was started in 2011 with a fun fund raising lunch.
Now retired, having spent many happy years teaching in Guernsey Primary Schools, I am involved with several local charities. My husband and I love to travel round Europe in our motorhome, hopping from camp site to camp site. We also enjoy family times with our sons and their families.
I was a founding member of Bright Tights and have been on the committee since inception in 2011. I am the current secretary and enjoy planning the charity’s fund raising events, particularly for the annual Bright Tights day. I’m married to Olly and we have two young children. I am a qualified beauty therapist and the co-owner of The Lavender Rooms.
Hi, I’m Ann. My professional career was in Education, firstly in Cumbria and then at La Mare de Carteret School where I taught for 29 years, initially as Head of Modern Languages and then as a Senior Teacher.
I subsequently took up the post of Island Advisory Teacher for Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education and retired in 2010.
My role in Bright Tights is that of Treasurer, keeping a record of income and expenditure, which has been an enjoyable yet challenging task for me.
It is a privilege to be involved in such a worthwhile charity!
Hello. I’m Lesley Morris and I joined the Bright Tights Committee as I know how much the charity does to raise awareness of gynaecological cancers and help those women affected by it. The Charity was a great support to me during a very difficult time in my life. I am married with two sons and I enjoyed a long working career in Insurance, before deciding the time had come to devote my time other things. There never seem to be enough hours in the day to do all those other things, but I try my best!!
Carol Le Sauvage
I have worked as a nurse for 40 years. For the past 11 years I have worked as a Cancer related Lymphoedema Clinical Nurse Specialist and for the last 5 years I have also been involved with supporting patients diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer in my role as Gynaecological Support Nurse. I aim to meet with patients at the time of diagnosis or as soon as possible after this. Offering support and guidance with treatment decisions, referring onto other services as appropriate. Assisting and signposting when needed to ensure their physical and emotional needs are met.
Jo Le Noury
Hi, I’m Jo. I met Pat after finding out I had ovarian cancer in 2015. I valued the support of Pat and the team and now I am well, am keen to help the charity as much as possible. I enjoy helping to promote understanding of the early signs and symptoms to help people spot these cancers quickly. I am an ex GP and Public Health Associate, so I help Bright tights by giving talks to local groups about the gynae cancers and attend the support group. I am really honoured to be a part of this wonderful charity.
I’m Karen Dick-Cleland and I have been the Minute Taking Secretary for Bright Tights Committee for 3 years. I am mum to 3 and about to become a grandmother for the first time. I have survived cancer twice, breast cancer 15 years ago and malignant melanoma 11 years ago. I enjoy travelling (although there hasn’t been much of that of late!) and spending time with my family and friends.
I am a founder member of Bright Tights. I joined the Chairty as I have had several friends and family members affected by gynaecological cancers and feel that it is very important to ensure everyone learns more about this topic. I work for HSC as the Public Health Business Manager and in my spare time run a guide unit and train Girlguiding leaders.