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£35,240
raised of £85,000 target by 222 supporters

Weʼre raising £85,000 to Help fund the purchase of a new machine that transforms the way patients could be diagnosed early for throat cancer.

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Brian Henderson, 66, father of Sunderland-born footballing supremo Jordan Henderson has launched an appeal to help repay the NHS team which saved him after his cancer diagnosis in 2014, Brian's cancer was found in his tongue, throat and lymph glands.

Now, Brian, and his wife Donna, from Washington, are leading a campaign to raise £85,000 to buy a high-end endoscopy called a ‘Spectar EndoFlex System’.

The new equipment will be used by the specialist clinical team including doctors, nurses and speech and language therapists based within the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) department at Sunderland Royal Hospital.

Brian and Donna have set up their own JustGiving page to collect for their local South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, with more than £17,000 raised so far.

Donna successfully completed her15,000ft tandem skydive at Peterlee, Airfield in County Durham on Sunday, October 24, for the fund, which now stands at £26,000.00

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Meanwhile Brian, with Jordan’s support, is auctioning off strips worn by the midfielder through fans’ groups, and social media.

Brian, who still undergoes regular checks, said: “We just want to repay the people who treated me and we want to raise it ourselves.“Donna had a parachute jump on her bucket list and when we decided we wanted to raise money, we thought that would be a good way to help.

“We want to get in as much as we can for to thank the ENT department for what they have done for me and to really help other people coming in with what I had and other conditions.

. “I know that 100% I would not be here if it was not for the specialist team in Sunderland and my wife.”

Donna added: “The reason for the jump is to give back a little bit of thanks to the ENT department.“The staff were absolutely instrumental in seeing Brian through his care and aftercare and without them I don’t think I would have got through it either.”

Grandfather-of-five, Brian’s care was led by Consultant Otolaryngologist and Head and Neck Surgeon, Mr Frank Stafford.

Mr Stafford said: “Brian is a great guy and, understandably, the fundraising work by him and Donna has been delayed by Covid. It is our absolute privilege to care for every single patient who needs our help but we know Brian has been keen to repay us in whatever way he can. We are of course extremely grateful for his support.”

Laura-Jayne Watson, Senior Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, added: “This piece of equipment would make a significant difference to our head and neck cancer patients at Sunderland Royal Hospital. “We would be able to provide our patients with timelier and more individualised swallow and voice assessment and intervention which would help to improve functional outcomes and quality of life.”

The JustGiving page for the appeal can be found via:

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/brian-henderson?utm_id=1&utm_term=Ny7NDkaNk

Brian is sharing details of the strips being auctioned off via his Instagram account, which can be found via @daddyhendo14 and @anfieldrd96

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  • Brian Henderson2 months ago
    Brian Henderson

    Brian Henderson

    2 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    JUST TO SAY THANKS TO EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU WHO HAVE DONATED, WE ARE JUST ABOUT AT £20,000, THANKS TO ALL YOUR KINDNESS AND SUPPORT, WITHOUT YOU GUYS THIS WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE. WE ARE POSTING NEW INFORMATION EACH WEEK, AND SENDING IT TO AS MANY SITES AS WE CAN. BUT IF YOU CAN PLEASE HELP US CIRCULATE THE POSTS TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS YOU KNOW, WE WILL BE ETERNALLY GRATEFUL, AS EVERY PENNY COUNTS. BRIAN AND DONNA ❤️

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  • Brian Henderson2 months ago
    Brian Henderson

    Brian Henderson

    2 months ago

    I cant believe the generosity of friends and family over £500 in the first 10 minutes THANK YOU

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Page last updated on: 11/29/2021 21.03

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222

  • Neil Moggan

    Neil Moggan

    Nov 29, 2021

    Great cause, best of luck with it.

    £20.00

  • Bill Wright

    Bill Wright

    Nov 26, 2021

    Fantastic cause.

    £25.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 26, 2021

    £25.00

  • Orrin Thompson

    Orrin Thompson

    Nov 25, 2021

    Inspirational work Brian! Good luck

    £25.00

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    Anonymous

    Nov 25, 2021

    £25.00

  • Suzanne Miller

    Suzanne Miller

    Nov 21, 2021

    Fantastic Brian ! They are an amazing team @ Sunderland. They saved me too from Throat & Neck cancer & I too try & give back too . Forever grateful. Wishing you all the very best!

    £20.00

  • Craig Durbin

    Craig Durbin

    Nov 20, 2021

    £25.00

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