The 2016 Winter Wonderland Ball raised £54K with our pledges that are now coming in.  The next Dave wellman Ball will be on Saturday 9th  September 2017. A huge thank you to my wonderful friends and supporters who are always there to support me.  I can’t stress enough how vital this new centre will be.  The future looks bright, the future is Immunology! Thank you to all of you who have helped as we are now the 5th Largest donor to the £25m campaign. Back by popular demand Kev Orkian, Mike Osman, Alex Ashe and much more. Thanks to Mike Andrews, Ian Christie and the guys, Craig and Bob and Luis who made last years special, exciting to see what’s in store!
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 Mid-Summer Nights dream Ball is on 9th Spetember 2017 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!   2015/16 was a very exciting year for us. I am delighted that we were 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 were 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 .  A fantastic sum of in the coming year 13,378.08. Thank you all.   For the last 16 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. We are delighted to say that we are the 5th largest donor to the campiagn, thanks to your support!   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 2017 date TBC - 2016 raised just under £900 Thank you all x
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