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Essex FM interview and pictures of our promotional work for this appeal - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrK78qDu0jw&list=UUQW8oalrt8XVBjng_l8TQVg&index=1&feature=plcp

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

As you will be aware, the Jefferson Ward at Colchester hospital was recently subject to an unforgiveable burglary. The communal room which gave some escape and release to the Cancer Ward's patients was stripped of it's television and DVD player. This story was reported by the EADT on Thursday, November 22nd :

http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/colchester_thieves_steal_tv_from_cancer_ward_1_1703154

This ward and the compassionate and professional teams who give comfort and treatment to the terminally ill is close to my heart. My twitter campaign was inspired by my Nan, Jean who spent time with Jefferson this year and is fondly remembered every day.

The response on Twitter has been phenomenal, incredibly warm and humbling - I'd like to thank all for their kind offers of help.

We'd like to promote this page and be able to make a gesture off the back of this travesty to turn something negative into something very positive. The hospital tell us they have been contacted by other good samaritans for this very same cause, so we are not alone.

All donations will go to Jefferson Ward and the Hospitals cancer patients. If we can help with a gesture towards some new entertainment equipment, that is our first goal. (update: 27/11 an offer of a tv from east of england cooperative has been accepted)

Judging the warmth and deep sense of outrage on our social meda streams if this surpasses expectations, then Jefferson Ward and Colchester Hospitals other cancer patients and the teams that look after them can have a smile on their faces this Christmas with the money being spent on comfort, care and treatment.

Be it a pound or something more generous it will all go to making a difference. I'm truly humbled by your support and the power of Twitter.

We have been lucky enough to have lots of media support and @ 910am 30/11/12 an interview with myself will be brodcast on Essex FM, so tune in! Please have a look at all the media reports below;

 

http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/colchester_darryl_stanley_and_sacha_allen_undeterred_in_their_bid_to_fundraise_for_essex_county_hospital_s_cancer_ward_1_1710834

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-20527191

https://twitter.com/i/#!/XsashkieX/media/slideshow?url=pic.twitter.com%2FXXDWnF08

http://www.chelmsfordweeklynews.co.uk/news/colchester/10071694.Student_midwife_horrified_by_cancer_ward_theft_launches_fundraising_drive/

http://www.tech2d.com/colchester-darryl-stanley-and-sacha-allen-undeterred-in-their-bid-to-fundraise-for-essex-county-hospitals-cancer-ward.html

http://obilog.co.uk/

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Our crazy week of #ReplaceStolenCancerWardTV appeal promotion in poctures with the BBC Essex interview playing in the background x http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrK78qDu0jw&list=UUQW8oalrt8XVBjng_l8TQVg&index=1&feature=plcp Please listen and share to raise awareness of our cause

01/12/12 15:01

To hear the BBC Essex Interview and see some of our week in pictures, please follow the link below: http://www.youtube.com/my_videos_edit?ns=1&video_id=vrK78qDu0jw

01/12/12 10:18

Today I went to record an intervie @BBCESSEX! It will go live tomorrow @ 910am - have a listen! Thans for all your donations!

29/11/12 16:32

We're on the BBC website now too!! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-20527191 & chelmsford weekly news http://www.chelmsfordweeklynews.co.uk/news/colchester/10071694.print/ Thanks for all your support!

29/11/12 00:03

Today I went to see Donna Booton & Rachael Minter at the Jefferson Ward today. They're overwhelmed by the generosity of you guys. They had a TV donated within hours of the theft being publicised, so there are some fab people out there! Please keep up the good work! xx

28/11/12 15:11

Raising money for

Colchester Hospitals Charity

Colchester Hospitals Charity

Charity Registration No. 1051504

Making your hospitals even better.... Colchester Hospitals Charity works to provide many extras that cannot be supplied by the NHS alone, making a real and positive difference to patient care in North East Essex.

Donations 40

Donation by Ken Allen on 10/12/12

£10.00

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Well done and thank you for making the effort for a very worthy cause.

Donation by Carol Livings on 06/12/12

£5.00

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A worthy cause, well done Sacha! I know how much these wards help their patients and families, every penny helps.

Donation by Sarah Jacklin on 01/12/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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A really worthy cause & well done for organising the appeal. Merry Christmas!

Donation by David Isaacs on 30/11/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done on raising awareness about this and an amazing smash of your original target!

Donation by Laura Draper on 29/11/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Hopefully this helps towards improving the life at the Hospital

Donation by Fraser MacLeod on 29/11/12

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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Hope this cheers a few people up!

Donation by Jo Jones on 29/11/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done hun on your fundraising :)

Donation by Zara Platt on 29/11/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done on the fundraising Sacha, you should be most pleased with yourself. Speak soon. X

Donation by Kieran Chapman on 28/11/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

A really worthy appeal, well done Sacha

Donation by Becky Simpson on 28/11/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Dave Lee on 27/11/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Nicely done, you should be very proud

Donation by @mrsernoldsame on 27/11/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 27/11/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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I was a student nurse on Jefferson in 1986 - yes, it is a special place. Well done Sacha for setting up this page.

Donation by Anonymous on 27/11/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Nanny must be extremely proud...good on you Sashkie xxxx

Donation by nicola morris on 27/11/12

£5.00

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Sacha good job Sacha Allen - well done.

Donation by John BOGUE on 27/11/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done for setting this up Sacha

Donation by Coral Homes-Gifford on 27/11/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Good work Sacha, we need more people like you.

Donation by Mike on 27/11/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done Sacha. Great job.

Donation by Mike McGibney on 27/11/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Colchester Citizen on 27/11/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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May you surpass expectations

Donation by Gabrielle Bicknell on 27/11/12

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

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Well done Sashkie. You should be proud

Donation by Nick Everitt on 26/11/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Hope this helps towards your cause :-)

Donation by Robert Barber on 26/11/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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heard about this and thought I'd like to add something to your efforts x

Donation by Gail Farrow on 26/11/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Well done on setting this up. It's such a good cause!

Donation by @jacq77 on 26/11/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£595.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£595.00
  • Gift Aid£143.75

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