Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.
Lets not beat around the bush… in the face of a 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, Cornwall 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 is giving 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.
This was followed by so many events organised by so many wonderful people is is alost guarenteed that I will forget someone....
In addition to money added on this page, money has been donated directly to myself and the Hospital from private individuals and from fundraisers by: A Prout Ltd, Alphington WI, Bude WI, Hampshire Federation WI, Dartmouth & District FLower CLub, Down Thomas & Heybrook Bay WI, Elburton WI, Elburton Young Wives Club, Frithelstock Stone WI, Greystone Border Lodge, Gulworthy & Tavistock WI, Illogan WI, Launceston Men's Probus, Lezant Community Lunch Club, Lezant WI, Lifton WI, Linkenhorne Tuesday Club, Mount Hawke WI, Pilaton WI, Princetown Civil Service Retirement Fellowship, Rotary Club of Launceston, Rotary Club of Launceston Community Shop, Sampford Spiney and Horrabridge WI, T.T.C Luncheon Club, The Good COmpanions Club (Landulph), The Ladies Club, Trehan WI, Trematon WI, Blunts WI, Dawlish Ladies Guild, Fowey WI, Friends of Little Torrington WI, Harrowbarrow WI, Holsworthy History Society, Launceston St Stephens Golf Club, Loddiswell WI, Marhamchurch WI, Mevagissey WI, Saltash Second (Parsons), Shaldon & Ringmore WI, St Marychurch WI, Whitchurch WI, and others!
s you can see WI's around the country have supported the cause, Tamar Valley MG Club Rally raised over £600, Launceston Rotary presented a cheque for £1000, events held by Lunch Clubs, Elburton Wives, private individuals, Greystone Masonic Border Lodge, Launceston Mens Probus, Dartmouth and District Flower Club, Launceston U3A, local churches and countless others have collectively raised £1000's and the totals on this Just GIving Page represent just a fraction of the total.
It is hoped there will be a South West wide Swimming Gala to not just continue to raise funds but also raise awareness amongst young people about the importance of protecting yourself from the sun.
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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