Stefan Dilley

Stefan 's Where the rubber meets the road

Fundraising for WISHH (Working Independently to Support Hull Hospitals)
raised of £5,000 target
by 94 supporters
We raise funds to support Hull Hospitals to enhance and enrich patient experiences


I was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer on the 21st December 2021.  My story of how i found out about my illness is discussed in the video link below: 

Cancer Awareness Stefan Dilley V2_APPROVAL (

Please get your medical check ups, don't ignore them like i did.

A second video is now available which picks up from the first video and describes my family and I's experiences through the first cycle of chemotherapy. Please access via the link below.

I have been allocated palliative care and my first chemotherapy session began on the 25th of January. Prior to the first session I had a ‘Chemo’ talk with the Chemo care nurse allocated to care for me. I was terrified, I did not take in any of the information verbally given to me, the conversation was held in the actual chemo unit, and as such other patients where receiving their respective treatment.

I was scared and confused and could only look at the others. Thankfully my wife was there and did take notice.

The following weekend I became ill (Sunday Jan 30th) , with Helen exercising the information given in the chemo talk, thankfully what transpired after that I believe saved my life. - see update for more information.

When asking the nurses why the talk was given where it was the simple answer was they do not have anything else and no funds to allocate to create a room where information such as the chemo talk can be undertaken.

I want to try and raise money to allow the creation of such a space for the chemo unit at Queens Center, Castle Hill, Hull and the Spire Hospital, Hull. Both hospitals had a major influence on the events of the 30th Jan.

I would like to raise some money to help 'Where the Rubber meets the Road' where it can make such a personal difference to those fighting cancer and those helping them do so.

If you get chance listen to a Foo Fighters track - Times like these, listen to the chorus - what I'm doing will all make sense.

Please give what you can

Spire, Hull Chemotherapy unit care nurses

About the charity

WISHH stands for Working Independently to Support Hull Hospitals. We fundraise to complement and enrich the services and facilities at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospitals, over and above what can be achieved by the NHS alone, for the benefit and comfort of patients and their loved ones.

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