This winter, one of our long-term patients, Bethan has been hard at work raising money for the ROH!
Bethan was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma, a primary bone cancer over five years ago. She celebrated the start of her bone cancer remission on the 11 January this year by holding a remission party for 60 children. Her guests paid £1 to dress up, eat cake and have a fun games afternoon.
Bethan and her family have been busy raising money for our Charitable Fund including hosting various events from a pub quiz to a Christmas fayre.
Following treatment from our Oncology and Paediatric teams and other teams in the NHS, Bethan and her family decided to show their thanks and support by raising a whopping £25k for hospital charities in the UK.
The family have really appreciated the care and emotional support they have received and have been very complimentary about our children’s ward, including our Macmillan Nurses, Jane Forsythe our Sarcoma Specialist and our oncology consultant Professor Abudu. Bethan’s mum Lynne said;
“Professor Abudu is someone we trust implicitly and who has been fully involved with Bethan’s care from the onset and who takes a genuine interest in her life and interests. Seeing our daughter fight and survive bone cancer has changed us forever.”
After 5 years of appointments, consultations and operations we are pleased to say Bethan is now in remission! We wish her the very best for the future and we thank Bethan, Lynne and the whole family for all the money they have raised for our charity!
Find out more about how you can support our charity here: www.rohcharity.org