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Supporter’s story: Why I support the RUH Cancer Care Campaign

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The theme for this year’s #WorldCancerDay is I am and I will’ and the aim of the awareness day is to help raise awareness and inspire action.

We would like to share with you one of our supporter’s story’s. Meet Bev (pictured below on the left) she is doing all she can to help ensure those affected by cancer receive the support and care they need by supporting our Appeal and fundraising towards the Dyson Cancer Centre.  Here’s her story:

“Losing a daughter to Cervical Cancer at just 28 years old is one of the most heart-breaking things ever to happen to anyone.  My daughter Nic (pictured on the right) started her treatment at about the same time as the hospital launched their Cancer Care Appeal and she was excited to do something to help fundraise.

“What started out as a small coffee morning with her positive and enthusiastic attitude quickly turned into a daylong party in the garden which raised over £1,700. It was a day where although she was tired, she kept going, spent time with her friends and family. A day to remember and treasure in our memories. Not long afterwards she was told her cancer was terminal and it was the start of Nic encouraging me to continue fundraising after she died.

“We have done this by setting up a Tribute fund called The Nicola Robertson Forever Fund. I also chair and actively take part in a local fundraising group. Over the last 7 years since she died I have experienced things I never thought I was capable of, I’ve met some really lovely people who are now special friends and have given talks to small groups right up to a room full of people.

“We are so proud of Nic for what she achieved both in her life and after and I hope she is proud of us too.”

Thank you Bev for being so open and sharing your story with us. If you would like to find out more about our Cancer Care campaign please click here