Sarcoma’s Great British Cuppa and Cake Picnic is coming to Rolleston-on-Dove,
Sunday 2nd July, 2-5pm
at Rolleston Scout Headquarters in memory of Hannah and recognition of the many lives affected by cancer.
All proceeds will go to Sarcoma UK the bone and soft tissue cancer charity. Their mission is to ensure everyone affected by sarcoma receives the best treatment, care, information and support available and to create the treatments of the future.
About 15 people are diagnosed with sarcoma every day in the UK. That’s about 5,300 people a year. 3 people in every 200 people with cancer in the UK have sarcoma.
Hannah’s family and friends are hosting the event. Hannah was a wonderful, young lady who lived life to the full. Unfortunately, she was diagnosed with Sarcoma aged just 29. Whilst fighting cancer, she raised many thousands of pounds for Sarcoma UK. She lost her life shortly before her 30th Birthday.
Carrying on Hannah’s legacy, we would like you to get your friends and family together, bring along a picnic and have fun. Come rain or shine it will be a great day, indoors or out! With free entertainment, music, bouncy castle, raffle, tombola, cake stand, ice creams, craft area, face painting plus more, you’re guaranteed to have a great family day out, whilst raising money for an amazing charity.
All welcome!! See you there!
Click the link below to join the Balloon race !
Dr Lucy Gossage was one of Hannah’s Doctors and has sent this message.
‘In the UK sarcoma diagnoses make up less than 2% of all cancers. 75% of the UK population don’t know what a sarcoma is. Many people have never even heard the word. Imagine being diagnosed with a cancer that most people don’t even know exists.
I was one of the doctors treating Hannah when she was diagnosed with a horribly aggressive and advanced sarcoma. I will always remember going back to see her and her husband, a couple of hours after we had told she had a sarcoma that was very unlikely to be curable. In that time she had changed out of her pyjamas, washed, dried and styled her hair, put on make-up and she looked simply stunning. ‘This is my way of staying me,’ she said as I entered the room.
Sarcoma UK provides a lifeline to people like Hannah who have to deal with the reality of a rare cancer, often with few treatment options and poor outcomes. It provides additional support, advice and guidance that the NHS just doesn’t have the resources to provide and helps to fund research into a rare disease that receives scarce research funding.’