The Grand Total
What can I say beyond THANK YOU! The grand total raised by the Ruby Star Quilt Project, including the Ruby Run and the Raffle is an astonishing £15,809.94. The support I've had from each of you has been incredible. Thank you 15000 times!
It's clear that cancer affects so many of us, the scary stat that 1 in 2 will hear their doctor say 'cancer'. When I heard those words little did I know that I was about to embark on a time in my life when, frightening as it was, I would never feel so loved and cared for. By my family and friends of course, but also people I've never even met. If good wishes and positive thought can make a difference then I have had more than my fair share. Thank you.
The debt I owe is massive, to the surgeon, oncologists, the nurses and all the other staff who have done their best to give me a chance at outrunning this. There's no 'all clear', the scans continue, maybe there will be more treatment to come. I can't repay what they have given to me, to have hope for more time.
The money you have donated, as part of the £1.25m Ruby Appeal will be used to directly fund initiatives to support and care for people like me, including the purchase of new equipment and the funding of two special nurses.
Did I say thank you?