We all had a great time at the 2013 ball and raised with our pledges £30,000. Although we have had a longer break than normal, it is now confirmed that the next Dave wellman Ball will be on Saturday January the 9th 2016. A huge thank you to my wonderful friends and supporters who are always there as always to support me, and putting your hands in your pockets. Research, Research, Research, I can’t stress enough how vital this is. You have all been part of the journey and helped me to achieve great things for those who suffer with cancer. Full details soon, but I can tell you, back by popular demand is Kev Orkian, Mike Osman, Alex Ashe and much more.
How it all started. My name is Tina I founded the Dave Wellman Cancer Trust in 1999.  I am passionate about raising funds to help beat cancer and to help support relatives and friends of sufferers. We are now pleased to say that we have sailed through the Quarter of a Million stage.... its been a passionate ride, meeting people who have made a difference and to those who are no longer with us. Dave, my late husband, died in August 1999 from lung cancer and I decided to run my first Ball on 1st April 2000, Dave's choice of date… his sense of humour was there until the end!  The first ball was to raise funds to thank Professor Peter Johnson and his team at The Cancer Sciences Building SGH who looked after Dave whilst he was poorly. Both Peter Simmons and Prof. Peter Johnson showed nothing but kindness and support to us both. Even when the news was terrible, we were made to feel there was some hope!
Newsflash - The Dave Wellman Cancer Trust   Ball raised 54k with our pledges - 2017 date coming soon! The wonderful Princess Caroline is ready again for the annual childrens party on the water on 14 June.  Thank you to Andi and Jay and not forgetting the wonderful staff.  What a great bunch of friends we have made.  Rhian Jones entertains the children, we have our very own mascot Wellie the Elephant to keep the laughter going on this special day. A huge thank you also for your massive contribution in making the Piam Brown annual trip a wonderful day.   In 2013 I was delighted to not only win the NatWest Venus Woman in Business Regional award, but also the National.Thank you to Venus, Condor, and NatWest - It was a very proud moment in my life and this truly does make you feel you have mad a difference in all you do!   2015 is a very exciting year for us. I am delighted that we have been chosen as the charity of the 2015/16 Mayor of Fareham, Councillor Mike Ford, who will be closely supported by his wife, the Mayoress, Anne Ford.  Throughout the year, there have been many events organised and I would like to thank the Mayor and Mayoress and all those involved in making it possible for the Dave Wellman Cancer Trust to benefit from donations made in the coming year.   For the last 15 years I have been supporting the research programme in Southampton and now we look forward to the new Cancer Immunology Centre due for completion in 2017. On occasion I speak with the amazing scientists about the human and warm side of life as the family perspective, thus trying to engage people to understand how important working with the immune system is to combat this terrible disease. Although the majority of the money we raise goes into research locally, we continue supporting families and individuals in the fight against cancer. As proud Ambassador for the Cancer  Immunology Centre, I will continue to fundraise, embrace and support others in their fundraising, making them feel part of what will be an historic story in years to come. The campaign enables us to be part of a centre that will change the world in cancer science.    Cancer Immunology at Southampton. Save more lives from cancer. www.southampton.ac.uk/youreit #YoureIt
Please join us at Royal Victoria Country Park on Sunday 4th September 2016. Registration is between 11am-1pm. Meet us under the Gazebo by the main chapel building. There will be two walks, one approximately 6 miles around the coast of Hamble, of the short cut walk of approximately 4 miles, where you will be guided by the ribbons on route. For the less energetic, why not just walk the Royal Victoria Country Park. This may be a better walk for the less mobile and children, pushchairs and dog walkers, but at least you can be involved. The registration fee will fund families and individuals living with cancer. Should you wish to raise more on the day, we will provide sponsor forms to those who would like to get sponsorship, just let me know. The fee is £10.00 per walker, children under 12 and dogs are free. The price includes your special number on registration, a bottle of water, with strawberries and cream at the finish line. Walk for your loved one whilst raising money to help make a difference.
Strawberry Walk 4th September 2016
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