Sarah Brown (pictured), who is patron of the health research charity Wellbeing of Women (WoW), has spent several months working closely with the Fabulous editorial team, producing a fascinating special edition to raise awareness of women's health issues, says the paper.
"Guest editing this special issue of Fabulous has certainly been a brilliant new experience for me,” says Sarah Brown. “I've loved every minute. The July 19th edition marks the start of a campaign by the magazine to raise funds to help WoW's scientists make the next breakthroughs in women's health. They do groundbreaking work.”
“And I believe it's vital to share information with as many women as possible across Britain - information that helps us enjoy greater health, to be body aware, to have fun and enjoy life. I hope as many women as possible will read Fabulous on the 19th."
Sarah, 44, interviews Jools Oliver, wife of TV and Fabulous chef Jamie, about the agonising fertility problems Jools overcame to produce three healthy babies. Her themed issue includes TV doctor Hilary Jones on medical issues, which are often regarded as 'taboo' - yet affect thousands of women. Sarah also included poignant real-life stories from mothers who gave birth to miracle babies thanks to the pioneering work of WoW.
Liz Campbell, Director of Wellbeing of Women, says: "We are thrilled to be working with Fabulous because millions of women will be inspired to talk about their bodies and break the taboos around gynae health. The money that Fabulous readers raise will make a huge difference to the medical research we support and bring better treatments for the future.”
Wellbeing of Women aims to help young women whose lives are disrupted by chronic gynaecological conditions such as PMS and endemetriosis, women who are anxious to become pregnant, and those who are affected by gynaelogical cancer. Half of all women in Britain will experience a reproductive or gynaecological problem. One in four pregnancies end in miscarriage, and 6,800 women a year are diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
WoW-funded research is already responsible for breakthroughs in ultra-sound scans during pregnancy and in cervical cancer screening.
Jane Johnson, Deputy Editor of News of the World and Editorial Director of Fabulous magazine says: "We hope our unique collaboration with Sarah Brown and the Wellbeing of Women charity will help raise awareness of women's health issues among our 5.5 million Fabulous readers and beyond. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with this important charity and thank Sarah for committing so much time and energy to a cause close to her heart."
About Wellbeing of Women (WoW)
WoW says: “WoW is the only UK charity dedicated to solving the health problems that affect women, by funding medical research and training into all aspects of reproductive health. Over the past 45 years, Wellbeing of Women has invested millions in funding the very best in medical research and training. Every woman living in the UK since 1964 will have benefited from advances in healthcare made possible by research grants from Wellbeing of Women. WoW also promotes good advice and better awareness of healthy living and greater wellbeing for women to better protect their own health, to urge them to seek early medical consultation if there are concerns, and to improve health outcomes where problems arise. Sarah Brown became Patron in 2007, following in the steps of other illustrious patrons including Diana, Princess of Wales, who became Patron of Wellbeing of Women, formerly Birthright, in 1984.”
About Fabulous & News of the World
NOTW says: “Fabulous is Britain's biggest glossy magazine and is published weekly inside News of the World. Launched in February 2008, it has a readership of 5.5 million each Sunday. The News of the World has 48% female readership.”