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.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Charity Christmas Lunch

I was invited to a charity Christmas lunch today at Liz Hicks' house for my Wigs to Wishes fund. It was organised by Renee Tyrell, Tracey Hart, Sue Darcy, Liz Hicks, Carly Burn, Maria and Linda.

Around 30 ladies paid to attend the lunch and we had waitress service by all the lovely organisers plus Jess Tyrell who did a wonderful job of taking photos for me. It was a fantastic idea and a good time was had by all on a sunny winter's day.

I would like to thank everyone for their efforts in organising and cooking, especially Liz Hicks for hosting the event in her lovely house and to those who attended.

I have to say that I did get a bit emotional when I first arrived. I'm always so grateful to people for their fund raising efforts and ideas and the fact that they did all this for me.


Post a Comment

<< Home