wigs to wishes.org.uk

The “Dawn Hughes Wigs to Wishes Fund” has been set up to enable me to receive further treatment at an Oncology Clinic in Germany where they have had a high success rate in stopping the spread of Cancer in patients and giving them the best possible chance of remission. The Berkshire Cancer Centre have informed me that there is little chance of my Cancer going into remission with the treatment available in this country.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my website. I'd like to tell you a little bit about myself. I'm a wife and mother of 3 young children, Matthew 13, Ellie 10 and Freddie 6. I was first diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2001 at the age of 36. Following Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy, I was in remission until a chance MRI scan in Feb 2005 for an unrelated problem, detected that the Cancer had returned. I was then diagnosed with Secondary Breast Cancer. The likely prognosis given in February was 18 months to 5 years. I then had to undergo aggressive Chemotherapy, but following the results of a recent bone scan, it was found that the Cancer is still spreading. The treatment in Germany will cost thousands of pounds and for most people like myself, the opportunity for this is a dream. Many of my Family and Friends want to make this dream a reality and are making tremendous fund raising efforts, because without them, I would not be able to seek the treatment that I so obviously need and which is not being offered in this country.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Annual Xmas Tombola/Lucky Ribbon Game

Yesterday, a tombola was held in aid of my Wigs to Wishes fund at BBC Monitoring and a grand total of £175 was raised for which I am really grateful. All prizes were kindly contributed by staff and family members.

I would especially like to thank Christine Shaikh, Jill Wallace, Jan Campbell, Bernice Ellis and Wendy Hines for their continued help and support in organising this event.

Also, a big thank you to all Security and Reception staff at BBC Monitoring who contributed 6 bottles of Xmas Cheer for the Lucky Ribbon game which raised £81. Congratulations to Jason Fontaine for his win. My thanks also go to Julie Fontaine for this original idea.

Another thank you must go to Graham Lenton for making a contribution to my Wigs to Wishes fund instead of sending Christmas Cards.


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