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Closed 03/06/2022

raised of £120,000 target by 1140 supporters

    Weʼve raised £43,618 to pay for life-prolonging treatment not available on NHS for Lorraine who has raised thousands for others in need.

    Funded on Friday, 3rd June 2022

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    I would like to begin by thanking everyone for your amazing support and generosity. Since we made our appeal for funds towards life prolonging treatment for Lorraine, you have gone above and beyond to help us achieve the target we needed for her to access the treatment. Despite all our best efforts we have fallen short of that target so that treatment is no longer available to Lorraine, however, it is not all bad news. She has been fortunate enough to be selected to be a part of a trial for a new treatment; this was available at Clatterbridge Hospital, Liverpool with no cost to her. Lorraine is due to start her third of sixteen rounds next week, she is finding it really tough and parts of the treatment are brutal, but as she says, it’s better than the alternative.

    Of course this means that the funds you have so generously donated cannot be used for the original purpose. We would like to propose that the £43, 618 is used to help more people suffering the same terrible cancer as Lorraine. We have been in discussion with Weston Park Cancer Charity; Lorraine spent a lot of time there and was helped a lot by the wonderful staff. The amount we will donate will go towards the care of its patients and vital research that will help change and improve so many lives. I have attached a brief statement from both charities outlining their aims and what the money will be used for. Lorraine would also like to donate a small portion of the money to another charity very close to her heart, in June 2019 her nephew died suddenly and unexpectedly due to SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy). She has organised and taken part in many fundraising events for this charity which supports young people living with epilepsy by providing funding for equipment not available through NHS. They also help young bereaved siblings and close friends through the toughest times by funding activities, therapies and counselling. We propose £40,000 to Weston Park Cancer Charity and £3618 to Jon Shaw Foundation (1189073)

    We understand of course that you donated money for a different reason and so we would like to offer you the opportunity to request a refund of the money you donated. If you would like your original donation refunded please email in confidence with your bank details and I will arrange that once the page has been closed down and the funds are available. I intend to close the page on 20 February, please make any requests to the email above before that date.

    1. We are Weston Park Cancer Charity We enable Cancer Research

    The research we support and the clinical trials we enable change and save lives all over the world. We can help fund clinical trials and research which change the lives of people facing cancer all over the world. It enables our wonderful medical professionals to better understand cancer and to treat people in a way which often saves lives. Cancer survival rates have more than doubled since Weston Park Hospital opened in 1970 with some incredible advances. Our research grants fund research projects to improve our understanding and treatment of cancer, by investing in medical, scientific and care related research that enable people to live longer or better lives with or beyond cancer. This include pre-clinical lab projects, clinical trials and studies into the cancer experience. Much of our funding goes towards four key areas;

    • Preventing cancer spread

    • Bringing new cancer treatments to the clinic

    • Integrating modern imaging into patient care

    • Improving quality of life and the cancer experience during and beyond treatment

    Together, we can improve outcomes for the one in two people living with cancer by funding life-changing clinical trials and providing the very best treatment options. If you have any questions or would like to know more details about how your donation will be spent at Weston Park Cancer Charity, please do not hesitate to contact me 0114 553 330 or email When cancer changes everything, so can you- Thank you!

    2. Jon Shaw Foundation (charity number 1189073)

    Two of the objectives of JSF are, i)To promote and protect the physical and mental health of young people and the families of young people diagnosed with epilepsy through the provision of financial assistance for equipment and services not normally provided by the statutory authorities. ii)To provide support for and protect the mental health of bereaved siblings, and close friends through provision of funding for activities therapies, and counselling.

    The donation will be used to fund the provision of weekend activities to support our young bereaved siblings and friends, who suffer quietly following the loss of a loved one. If you have any questions please contact JSF 07724393057 or email website



    • Wendy Shaw1 year ago
      Wendy Shaw

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      1 year ago
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      Funds dispersed page closed. Contact Lorraine directly.

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    • Wendy Shaw1 year ago
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    • Wendy Shaw2 years ago
      Wendy Shaw

      Wendy Shaw

      2 years ago

      The page will close on 20 February and funds used as described above. Thank you for your generosity and outstanding support. Please contact us with your comments.

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    Page last updated on: 9/17/2022 17.48



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    Wendy Shaw

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    My sister Lorraine needs life prolonging treatment not available on the NHS. She was diagnosed with the rare and extremely aggressive form of cancer, Ocular Melanoma in 2018. This target was not reached but please read the updates to find out what we are hoping to do. Thank you

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