In December 2012 our dear friend, Annabel Hancox, lost her battle with Breast Cancer. Annabel's Angels was set up to remember this remarkable, unselfish, caring and loving woman who helped us all so very much.
Annabel's Angels is a group of women (apart from Annabel's husband, Simon) all affected by Breast Cancer. We connected with each other during 2012 via the online self help forums run by Macmillan. We all used the forums but none more so than Annabel. She spoke to us, reached out to us, helped us, we all did and we continue to do so. This group is dedicated to Annabel and her selflessness, determination, and love for her friends, family and others around her. She never ever complained about her illness. In fact, she was still rewaching out and providing support to us and many others in the days leading up to her death. We miss her dearly but we also acknowledge that without her we wouldn't have the strength and friendships we have today. Her spirit clearly lives on in us, her family and all who knew her.
We are in the early days of our venture, and in the first stage we would like to concentrate on raising funds to support cancer treatment at the Combined Day Unit at the Royal Derby Hospital where Annabel was treated. For example, did you know a replacement treatment chair costs £5000? We know the Unit is currently in need of more electronic pumps, oxygen saturation monitors, drip stands and much more. In addition to equipment we're also working with the hospital, Macmillan and other organisations to look at research to identify gaps in service, develop support for patients and carers and much more.
So, let's just see how the wristbands, t-shirts and other stuff sells and see how much we can raise in support of this loving woman, and in support of others living with cancer. For more information about our group take a look at www.annabelsangels.co.uk or find us on facebook or twitter @annabelsangels
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