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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.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Fantastic, successful Fun Day

The Fun Day was an outstanding success yesterday. So many people came to support my cause, many of whom I hadn't met before. Hats off to Kate Wilson and Helen Donahue for pulling off such an event and many thanks for Gary and Niki hosting it at the Prince of Wales. A big thanks goes to Alice Baillie for painting the childrens faces for 5 hours and working really hard getting a lot of the local donations. What a star.

So many people and organisations offered raffle prizes for the day, there are just too many to mention but again thanks. We had some great prizes.

The weather couldn't have been better and the sun shone all day, in fact it was too hot at times!

My thanks also go to the bands who gave up their time for free on the day. James and Mikey from White Sunday, Liam O'B, The Furniture and Headline. Everyone enjoyed the music and what a lovely way to spend a summer's afternoon.

Big thanks to Colin Singh for raising £100 by having his head shaved.

The grand total raised was £1450. This will go such a long way to helping with up and coming treatments


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