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Lets not beat around the bush… in the face of a recent diagnosis of an advanced and rare type of malignant melanoma I made the decision to focus my energies on faising funds to fight this nasty cancer.
The first event, a walk & cream tea in Launceston on 1st July 2018, was overwhelmingly supported and I am so grateful for all the help and support that made it happen and made it such a humbling success.
Raising funds for a local research project from which many will benefit in the future has given me a huge positive focus at such a difficult time. Whilst it is absolutely certain that for me, there is no going back from this, I want to do everything in my power to raise funds in the hope that in the future, others will be in a better position to face this cancer and win.
The July 1st event was so successful and seems to have touched so many that the fundraising has become an ongoing campaign with many private individuals, groups and organisations planning events going forward & Plymouth Hospital Charity are setting up a dedicated registered charity 'Val's Malignant Melanoma Research Fund' which should be up and running by September 2018.
The next big event planned is the Afternoon Tea in Beer on 3rd August and my sincere thanks go to the fabulous organisers.
Every penny raised will go to this Malignant Melanoma Research Fund based at Derriford Hospital. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their overwhelming support.
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