We would once again like to thank our friends and long standing supporters – the Penarth Conservative club.
They have kindly raised £160 to support our charity and we are as always eternally grateful.
They have raised vast sums for us over the years and I know the patients ar all really grateful
We are so grateful to the Cardiff Dental Students who have Kindly raised £307 for Faceup. Despite all the problems of COVID and trying to maintain their studies, they have raised this money for the benefit of our Head and Neck patients.
This generosity is so appreciated.
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You will find on the menu bar a link to the patient journey. Please take a little time to look at the series of videos. Please note that the purpose of theses videos is to explain some or all of the steps you will go through in the cancer journey. The faces may have changed but the message is still the same – we are here to help you but please contact Face up via our e mail if you have any questions or issues you would like help with, we will get back to you asap
It is with great sadness, that I have to announce that our dear friend Elaine passed away peacefully at home this morning- 25th March.
I have had the privilege of knowing Elaine since November 2008 when she became my patient , but quickly she became a valued friend. Her trips to the clinic were always eagerly anticipated – yes to see her and give her a hug but also to look forward to the large amount of Kit Kat; chocolate rolls and biscuits she would bring and I really had to explain to the staff that really she did not need to comeback every month for review !!!!
She was always interested in everyone and was unbelievably generous in cards and gifts be it birthdays or Xmas or births – she was always there. We became particularly close when I bred pigs and would regularly look to get pork and sausages for family and friends !!
Face up Cymru – the Head and Neck cancer charity has so benefited from her support. Be it fund raising in skittles or shaking a donation tin in M& S when we did our sponsored bike ride, she was a great supporter and her and her friend Chris would always be there to support us to help everyone. It is a great pity that this ethic is not present in a lot of people.
The charity has gone through some tough times, with individuals having different agendas but Elaine was always rock solid in her total support and for that I/ we are eternally grateful.
Over the last 3 years , when she became aware the cancer had recurred, she approached this in her normal accepting manner. What to be is to be. She bore all her problems superbly. Eating was a problem but it never got on top of her- she could always drink through her straw!!
She remains a model for us all to look up to.
Elaine Palfrey was first a patient I treated in 2008 but became a dear close friend and will always remain one of my closest friends who I will miss enormously. My thoughts are with Roy her husband and Chris her closest friend.
Take care and I miss you
Hope you are all well. It appears that this year we will have a London Marathon. This will take place on Sunday 3rd October.
I am pleased to report that our trustee John Vlahos has managed to obtain an additional place in the race so if anyone would like to enter , please contact either John or myself and we can discuss the details i.e the minimum requirement to fund raise. Please let me know.
If more than one person would like to take part , depending on the COVID situation , we plan on organising a series of events on the day to simulate the marathon :
- Row 26 miles
- Run 26 miles
- Cycle 26 miles
If you are interested please let me know
Stay safe and well and if you know any patients who need our help – either mental or physical support then please let me know
Face up would like to acknowledge the generous donation of £300 from Mr Phillip Morgan. In these COVID times, this is an outstanding example of selfless generosity and we are extremely grateful to him for this and he can be assured that it will be used for the benefit of our patients
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In these difficult times – patients are often left struggling with no one to turn to .
If you are experiencing difficulties due to the virus or you know of a patient who needs assistance , please get in touch via our website – leaving contact details and I will be in touch to help in any way, we as Faceup can help.
2020 has been an incredibly difficult time for everyone but even more for those who have the burden of a diagnosis of Head and Neck cancer and their loved ones.
If there is anything you need – social support; help with transport or shopping please get in touch via our website as we are there 24/7 in case you need us.
It really doesn’t matter how great or small is the request – just contact us and I will get back to you
As I pointed out previously, John Vlahos – one of our trustees and an ex patient had entered the 2020 London Marathon. This year it was virtual and I am delighted to say that he completed it and is looking forward to doing another in 2021
On behalf of all , we would like to thank John for his Stirling efforts
As you know we are still in the grips of the global pandemic and the London marathon was cancelled. They have instituted a virtual one and a stalwart of the charity – John Vlahos is walking 26.2 miles in the Brecon Beacons for Face up on the 4th October.
If anyone would like to keep him company – great but if you could sponsor him either via our website or the Virgin Marathon website , that would be brilliant. Every little penny goes a long way so your support is priceless.
Please support John who supports us.
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