From Darren -
Thank you all so much for continuing to visit this site to donate - Shelley set up an alternative JustGiving page under the title shelleyhand1 which is still receiving your generous donations - please continue to donate on that page, every penny really counts so we can finally beat this cruel disease
In the meantime, can I thank everyone for their kindness and generosity since Shelley passed, as I've said before, I feel lucky to have shared my life with someone who inspired such love in everyone she met.
It's a new year, a fresh start after another round of chemo and i need to get fit and make some plans. Thanks to all of you for walking, jumping out of aeroplanes, running, slimming, singing, partying, sponsoring and generally being 'up for it', together we have raised over £20,000 for Cancer Research/Ovarian Cancer Action in my fundraising year. I am thrilled with the total! So 2013 needs to be bigger and better. There is much to do and loads to enjoy. I have some fab ideas and hope to get us all together very soon. Much love, Shelley xx
Friday 22nd March
COFFEE AND CAKE at mine to raise money for the brand new East Berks Ovarian Cancer Support Group. Together we can chat, drink coffee and eat thousands of calories in order to support our friends who are battling with this disease. Easy!! The gorgeous treats from Fabulous Jewellery will be back to tempt you too. Hope to see you there!xx
Sat 5th October.
THE SHINY HAPPY AUTUMN BALL. A huge fundraiser to get everyone together for a fabulous meal with amazing live music and loads to entertain. Bring your husbands (or at least his credit card :-)) and let's party! Watch this space for more details as we organise.
A fabulous night on Saturday 29th September in London. A 26 mile, overnight marathon walk raising money for Ovarian Cancer Research. 17 of you signed up to walk with me, more of you came on the night to support us and did lots of walking too (including my lovely Darren). Dozens of you sponsored our team of Shiny Happy People. You are all amazing! Thank you so much. xxxxx Shell
RACE FOR LIFE
Race for Life is done! A 5k run in Windsor on Sunday June 17th in aid of Breast Cancer Research with my friends Eleanor, Julia and Paula with back up support from Sam and Molly. I ran for my Aunty Aileen who is fighting her own battle, my Aunty Audrey (still in remission) and my friend Karen. I will be running in hope for my future and that of millions like me.
Here come the girls! :-) xx
WOW! Party target smashed! Over £6000 and still rising. You total super stars. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Well we did it!!!!! I have been looking forward to this party for months and it was everything i could have wished for. Thank you so much for your amazing friendship and generosity. On the night we raised £3476!!!!!! and counting. Gift aid will make this grow and grow and some of you are still upping your bids. My £5000 target is smashed!
Thanks to Darren, Tom and Molly for being funky dancers and gorgeous people.
Thanks to the most glam Rock Choir ever for sounding superb and to Glen and the band for an amazing party soundtrack.
Thanks to Caroline and Julia for the gorgeous cake and for working so hard with the raffle, to Susie for the fab hat game and everyone else who worked so hard to help with the arrangements. Thanks to Neil and Sam for some great pics.
Thanks to all who donated events, prizes and (of course) lots of cash.We loved seeing everyone together and hope to catch up again soon.
Big love and thanks again from the Hands. xxxxxx
SKYDIVE! 10,000 ft
Well we did it! Darren, Carl, Neil, Nigel and I all completed a fabulous skydive on May 6th. It was awesome, the best fun, a totally exciting adventure. We are collecting our sponsor money now, i'll let you know how we do. Thanks guys for being gutsy and to Carl (adrenaline junkie) for the fab idea. :-) xx
Also, don't forget the Absolutely Flabulous girls who are battling the calories and have already lost more than 21lbs and raised more than £750. Keep going Caz, Karen, Fiona and Liz - you are amazing women and fab friends to me. x Go to www.justgiving.com/absolutely-flabulous to donate!
Tommy and his friends at Furze Platt have raised an astonishing amount at a cake sale. Thank you to all who donated yummy cakes, helped with the sale or bought and bought and bought. It is a fantastic total of £524.55 plus £131.14 gift aid. I'm so proud of everyone involved but especially my gorgeous boy. Tom you are a star!! x
Wow! My friend Cat shaved her head, cut off her fab orange hair, in order to raise awareness of Ovarian Cancer and to raise loads of money for Cancer Research. A very gutsy thing to do, i'm sure you will agree. Cat has to date raised more than £1600 and the figure is sure to rise. If you feel inspired by Cat's astonishingly selfless act, please donate to her page (follow the 'Shiny Happy People' link at the bottom of this page). Cat you look amazing and i am so proud of you. Thank you honey and thanks to all those who have already given so generously. xxx
COFFEE AND CAKE
The coffee morning in Dec was a huge success, raising an astonishing £350 for Cancer Research. You fabulous women bought loads of lovely xmas jewels and chatted the morning away. The cakes were gorgeous and Darren has fallen in love with Megan's muffins!!! (It was bound to happen)
Big hugs and loads of love to everyone! xx Shelley
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