Over the years, many of my friends have found themselves receiving treatment at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, however my association with Clatterbridge goes back over 40 years as two of my friends worked at Clatterbridge; one as a Sister, another as a nurse on the Oncology ward.
Just five years ago, The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity was voted as my company’s Charity of the Year and it was then that I became more involved in helping Clatterbridge fund vital cancer research through a variety of different fundraising activities. My team and I were invited to take part in the Charity’s Skydive Sunday event and between 7 of us we were able to raise just under £10,000 for the Charity.
Not wanting to stop helping the Charity, I later became more involved with the Charity by assisting at their events such as Lead the Way, the Wirral Way Walk and concerts held at St Hildeburgh’s. Earlier this year I also took on the London Marathon, albeit the Virtual edition and thanks to the wonderful support of my friends and family, I have raised an additional £1,000 for the Charity.
Clatterbridge is a place like no other; the staff are second to none and the care and the compassion that they show to each and every one of their patients is phenomenal. Visiting Clatterbridge for the first time can be an apprehensive moment, but the warmth and the support that is given to patients is tremendous. It really is such a special place to so many, and that’s why this year I am supporting the Charity’s annual Fairy Appeal. By donating to this year’s Fairy Appeal, I know that my donation will go a long way towards helping a cancer patient – whether it’s funding innovative treatments such as Gold Seed Markers or it’s helping to enrich the patient’s experience at one of the Clatterbridge sites. So, if you can please consider donating to this year’s Fairy Appeal, and help The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre continue to provide the best possible care.