I try to support various charitable causes, below are the details of some of the charities which are important to me and why. In 2018 I will use a portion of the funds from all your orders on my website to continue to try and help fund some of these causes. Of course providing money is not the only charitable thing we are able to do and I also want to be an active participant in many charitable causes which I will keep you up to date on below.
SUPPORTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HAEMATOLOGY AT HAMMERSMITH HOSPITAL...
In loving memory of our beautiful mum, Teresita Doria Nicolas, our beating heart who left us too soon and who loved life despite leukemia.
My mum was diagnosed at the end of October 2017 with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a very aggressive blood cancer.
Due to the nature of this type of cancer my mum required immediate treatment with chemotherapy, entailing an initial introductory phase followed by a very aggressive second phase. During the early weeks of my mum's treatment she was able to come home once she had recovered from a short phase 1 of chemo. When phase 2 started we were able to visit the hospital daily to receive her treatment and then go home each day. It was during these first few days of phase 2 that my mum started to talk about her admiration of the staff in all the various supporting departments which cared for her and others like her, enabling them to fight cancer with the best possible chance. Although my mum didn't win this fight, it’s important we continue to support cancer research so that those who are diagnosed in the future have a better chance. My mum would really like to help raise funds for The Blood Fund supporting the department of Haematology at Hammersmith Hospital and so a portion of all sales, with a minimum of 50p from every order on my website will be donated to the Blood Fund.
We have also set up a JustGiving page which supports Bloodwise a charity committed to supporting those with blood cancers to enable them to lead rich and full lives. www.justgiving.com/fundraising/teresitanicolas