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.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Charity Golf Day

58 golfers took part in the Charity Golf Day for the Wigs to Wishes trophy. The weather was excellent although initially there were a few drops of rain thankfully not enough to prevent some very good golf. Everyone who participated said they had a really enjoyable day and even those who don't normally play golf had a great time.

I'd like to thank my dad, Geoff Killgallon for organising the event and collectively we'd like to thank everyone for their kind support and generous donations including,

Calcot Hotel
LEAH in Caversham
Yellow Pages
Friends and fellow golfers.

A big thank you for the help in the organisation and administration goes to Jeff Gardner, Dave James, Len Jenkins and Kym Kennedy and others who contributed so much to make it a very successful day.

After allowing for bacon baps and £1 off the first drink (£290)and green fees (£240) for non-members of the Club at Mapledurham and including some cash donations from people who were unable to play on the day, together we raised the sum of £1430 for the Wigs to Wishes Fund. This sum was well beyond what we anticipated might be possible and we are truly grateful to everyone involved.

Thanks also goes to Victoria Jennings for the fantastic banner which will be great for other fund raising events also.


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