4th cycle, thanks yous and goodbyes…. #Sarcoma

I’m back in hospital having my 4th cycle of chemotherapy. I was particularly poorly after my last cycle and ended up in Warrington Hospital. Luckily it wasn’t too serious and I was soon sent packing with antibiotics, creams and other random medicines….which all made me better ūüôā
Hopefully this cycle will be kinder to me!

Anyway, I have a few thank yous for fundraising efforts recently

Firstly, I’d like to thank everyone at work who raised money for me. Special thanks to Claire, Joe and Bev who arranged the “Dizzytix Day” and raised ¬£800 in cake sales, raffles, auctions and more. Thanks so much to everyone who helped, donated or took part and a huge thank you to the MD Andrew who matched the fundraising bringing the total to almost ¬£1700. I was overwhelmed and emotional when I found out about the day and how generous people had been so a huge thank you. I’ve used a portion of the money to buy my latest wig and will put the rest to good use.

Next, thanks to Alison and her son Aaron who ran The Santa Dash in Wigan. They raised money for Joseph’s Goal and Sarcoma UK. Both charities received ¬£105 which is brilliant. They look fab!!
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Thirdly, thanks to Matt and the customers at The Bridge Inn in Burtonwood who raised £73 on Halloween. They asked my uncle Kev to nominate a charity and he kindly donated the money to The Clatterbridge Cancer.

Lastly, a huge thank you to my sister for raising funds for Sarcoma UK by holding a Body Shop at home party. She raised over £210 from us donating 10% equivalent of her sales and holding a successful raffle. She has also donated her hostess gifts so we can raffle these for more money.
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Well done and a huge thank you to everyone, it means so much that you chose me and these charities

Goodbye
Today we said goodbye to one of the loveliest men around-my cousin Neil. Neil was 44 and passed away unexpectedly last week.
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Remember to tell those close to you that you love them, to not put off ’til tomorrow what you can do today and to enjoy life.

Goodnight and godbless the lovely Neil xxx

Scare this week finished by awesome fundraiser…

What a week…..!

Firstly I had a scare on Wednesday night…I found a lump under my scar. ¬†To say I was upset is a massive understatement, so on Thursday morning I went to see Mr Chandrasekar. ¬†He immediately found the lump and said its scar tissue. ¬†There are no words to describe how relieved I felt. ¬†As the lump is in my leg Mr Chandra wants to do a scan as a precautionary measure – I offered to cancel my holiday for this week and he said not to as he’s confident its scar tissue. ¬†His lovely smiley face just put me at ease so I am glad that I went to see him as I know I wouldn’t have

enjoyed my holiday without seeing him first….

Auction to Raise funds for Clatterbridge

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Last night we attended a charity auction night in Burtonwood which was arranged by Mark Breary.  Mark has recently had cancer and was treated at this wonderful hospital.  It was a fantastic night and he was supported by Gary Forber and Lee Briers.

Mark had sourced lots of great items to auction – one being a signed Warrington Australia 2012 shirt which set me back 260 notes……but its worth it for such an amazing worthwhile cause!! (and cos Brett Hodgson signed it…!)

Heres a pic of me and my gorgeous man with the lovely Lee Briers and our shirt.

Em, John & LeeMe with shirtOverall Mark managed to raise over £4000!!!!!  Everyone was very generous and went all out to support this fabulous night to make it a success.

Having experienced Clatterbridge I can honestly say that this is definitely a worthwhile cause.There would be days where I would be sat there for 4 hours plus and the one thing that I noticed was that¬†not everyone has somebody.¬†Please remember to appreciate the people that you do have in your lives as they are there for a reason….