2017 Club Supported charity.
Charity: Head & Neck Oncology Fund – Derby Royal Hospital
A message from Hayley
As many of you may know, I was diagnosed with throat cancer back in October, after a very long battle to find out what was happening to me.
Nothing showed up in any of my tests; bloods, CTs, or MRIs, leaving me unable to walk at times, never mind run and it was only by sheer luck that an ENT specialist noticed a swollen tonsil.
As you can imagine, my children, Lee, my family and friends were devastated to say the least.
As soon as the oncology team took over, I was whisked through the process, hardly having time to catch my breath, let alone digest what was happening to me.
My cancer was the type that is terminal during stage 3, I had already been diagnosed at stage 2!
But I was lucky! The surgeon allocated to me is the only surgeon in the East Midlands that can operate a pioneering Trans-oral Laser, and as such was able to remove everything painlessly and efficiently. I am suffering side effects, but I am currently in remission and not on the immediate danger list.
Not everyone receives this treatment, as not enough people are trained in this type of surgery, and the reason is due to funding.
The team rely on donations directly to their charity fund, as they don’t benefit from the overall Derby Hospital Charity pot, like most other areas.
I would very much like to raise money for this amazing team, to ensure others can benefit like me and to give back, as they support my ongoing treatment. These people saved my life and just a ‘Thank You’ just doesn’t cut it at all!!
2016 Club Supported charities.
Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team (Charity Number 1119684) offer help and support to people who have suffered ill health due to exposure to asbestos, in Derbys, Notts, Leics, Lincs, Northants and Burton area.
Mesothelioma UK (Charity Number 1126083) support people suffering with asbestos cancer.
2015 supported charity
Thanks to Shelton Striders running club who have been fundraising all last year to raise money for the renal ward. From running in the London marathon to having a cake sale and raffles the group raised an amazing £5940.00. Gareth Brown, Hayley-Dawn Ho, Kelly Craven, James Realey and Barbara Brown came to present the cheque to Dr Fluck one of our renal consultants.
2014 supported charity
For which a MASSIVE £14,452 was raised!!
2013 supported charities
Umbrella Derby & Derbyshire Money Raised £400
Me&Dee Money Raised £400
2012 supported charities
Derby Mountain Rescue Team Money raised £360
Derbyshire Wildlife Trust Money raised £360
2011 supported charity
Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) Money raised £800
2010 supported charity
First Steps Money raised £550
Nothing at the moment... watch this space
- July 27, 2017 – Handicap 6 - Pride Park
- August 6, 2017 – Dovedale Dipper
- August 20, 2017 – Beeley
- August 24, 2017 – Pilsley Fell Race
- August 25, 2017 – Committee Meeting
- September 3, 2017 – John Fraser 10m
- September 3, 2017 – Wilne 10k
- September 9, 2017 – Mackworth Challenge Marathon
- September 12, 2017 – Handicap 7 - Ockbrook
- September 17, 2017 – Full Sun