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Leah Cockroft

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Weʼre raising £10,000 to contribute towards Alison Cockroft's Memorial Fund.

Wing, Leighton Buzzard, UK
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It is with deep sadness to say that our beautiful Mum, Alison, passed away from cancer on the 22nd December 2019. She was just 54 years old.

Since being diagnosed with secondary breast cancer in January 2017, Alison has put up a long, brave fight against this cruel illness. Over the past 3 years, she has had 6 different types of chemotherapy, various hormone treatments and took part in a clinical trial all whilst having multiple surgeries on her kidneys to keep them functioning as best as they could. Her oncologist was amazed how much Mum and her body put up with, but our Mum was willing to try anything as she did not want to leave her family, friends and her baby granddaughter behind.

Unfortunately, Mum’s condition deteriorated quickly over the past couple of weeks and just over a week before she passed, she was taken to Willen Hospice. It is an amazing place, so warm and homely with the support of the friendly doctors and nurses who did everything they could to make sure Mum and her visitors were as comfortable as possible. When Mum passed away, she was with her loving family and pain-free. We are still all so shocked with her passing, despite always knowing the inevitable outcome of her illness; nothing can prepare you.

We originally started this page to raise money for medical treatment which was to help prolong her life. Unfortunately the inevitable has happened, we can no longer raise money to help Mum make memories with us. Instead, we can raise money in her memory for the charities she picked to support before she passed.

We have always been amazed by the love, support and the donations people have given us through these few tough years. Mum unfortunately was never able to use the money we raised for the SIRT treatment; after having the SIRT treatment patients typically experience a 12 week period of illness. Mum and the Doctors decided that perhaps other treatments would give her more time without such a negative impact on her quality of life. A similar decision was made on the Palbociclib drug, when weighing up the pro’s and con’s it was deemed that the drug would end up causing more damage than good, causing further damage to the already weakened kidneys.

As a family we have decided to put the remaining money which we didn't use for treatment towards Mum’s memorial fund and we will also be donating towards the following charities:-

Cancer Research UK

Breast Cancer Now

Willen Hospice

Each of these charities had helped Mum throughout the duration of her illness and continue to help those who need it most. We’re sure you’ll agree these charities are integral to both combatting cancer and helping those living with long term illness. Finally, we cannot thank Willen Hospice enough for their support during this difficult time.

The Cockroft family x

‘No matter what happens today, enjoy every minute. Life is short, it can change in an instant.’

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  • Leah Cockroft1 year ago
    Leah Cockroft

    Leah Cockroft

    1 year ago

    Sorry it's been a while since we last posted on here. Yesterday was Isabelle's 1st birthday; can't believe it's been a whole year! The family is enjoying spending time with her, especially mum who hopes to have many more years of hugs with her. We have updated our homepage, please read for the full story. Can you to please re-share this page so we can continue to raise money for her treatment. Much love Leah A massive thank you for all your support and generous donations.

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  • Leah Cockroft2 years ago
    Leah Cockroft

    Leah Cockroft

    2 years ago

    Happy New Year!! My family and I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who donated and shared our page last year. We have raised an amazing amount so far!! Just a quick update with my mum’s treatment: the latest chemo treatment has unfortunately not been working so mum has been taken off it and has started hormone therapy and will be soon having an appointment to see the SIRT doctor. So please, please keep sharing our page as we need to continue to raise the money for the SIRT treatment.

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  • Leah Cockroft2 years ago
    Leah Cockroft

    Leah Cockroft

    2 years ago

    Wow, the band raised a massive £515.33, entertaining the crowds in Buckingham on Saturday - a really big thank you to everyone who played, even when the weather turned bitter, a great boost to our fund.

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Page last updated on: 3/6/2020 14.26

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 6, 2020

    For a lovely lady who always had a smile on her face.Love Viv, Pete and Shiloh x

    £20.00

  • Angela and Katie

    Angela and Katie

    Jan 22, 2020

    With much love to you all from Angela and Katie xxx

    £40.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 21, 2020

    In memory of a very good friend from everyone at WAFTA

    £100.00

  • Fiona Bishop

    Fiona Bishop

    Jan 19, 2020

    Thanking Alison for her friendship, the fun & the laughter. Also, her remarkable family who surrounded Alison with love & support. Thank you also to the medical & palliative care teams. She was a star

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 13, 2020

    With love, Aaron, Adelle, Andy, Charlie, Dan, Jasmine, Jenni, Joe, Kevin, Lou, Nath, Rach, Shiney, Snell, Tim, Vicki and Vicky xxx

    £120.00

  • Julia Smith

    Julia Smith

    Jan 10, 2020

    Thinking of you and your family at this time and what a wonderful lady your mum was. Love from Julz and Angela x

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 10, 2020

    With love - Matt, Sue, Hollie, Mike, Kim, Grahame and Harry

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Leah Cockroft

Leah Cockroft

Wing, Leighton Buzzard, UK

My name is Leah, and I initially set this page up on behalf on my Mum to raise money for medical treatment, unfortunately my Mum has now passed away and we have now converted this fundraiser into a memorial fund.

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