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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.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Festive Lunch

Another successful Festive Lunch in aid of "Wigs to Wishes" was held today. The lunch was attended by approximately 30 ladies, many of whom have supported this event in the past. It was nice to see everyone and it makes me feel so special that these ladies are supporting me.

It was a bit touch and go as to whether I would be attending the lunch due to the health problems I've had lately but I'm glad that I did as I had a wonderful time

As usual we enjoyed good food, fine wine and excellent service from our hosts, you wouldn't get this much attention to detail if it was held in a restaurant. I think we all want to book the girl's in for our Christmas Day lunch also!

I would like to thank, Renee Tyrell, Tracey Hart, Sue Darcy, Liz Hicks, Carly Burn, and Linda Pinker for their continued support and organising such a wonderful lunch and of course to those ladies who so kindly attended the lunch.

I would also like to thank contributors to the lunch including the generous wine donation from Andrew Brown of Ratcliffe and Brown, Waitrose for their £20 gift voucher and a bottle of Cava from the Majestic Wine Warehouse.


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