We were very excited to receive invitations to 11 Downing Street for the launch of Nicole's Fund on 15 April 2009 which was hosted by the Chancellor's wife, Maggie Darling. Amongst those invited to the launch was the Government's representative Mike Richards, National Clinical Director for Cancer, as well as representatives of the Teenage Cancer Trust and many other various organisations.
Nicole Dryburgh was the most remarkable young lady who was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer when she was 11 years old. Nicole after lengthy ongoing treatment was left blind, virtually deaf and partially paralysed. She set up Nicole’s Fund in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust so that the money she raised would be specifically towards helping to build the specialist unit at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton. We had a most enjoyable and inspirational experience at the launch and we felt very honoured to be included in the event. Sadly Nicole has now passed away
We are extremely proud that the Teenage Cancer Trust recognises H.A.M.'s fundraising efforts and they very much involve us in discussions and planning for the unit. The unit provides full in-patient facilities and a day care unit. The level of contribution from the TCT will be a minimum of £3 million.