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									ISSUE 31

                             Moment




           Cover story - Our 3,000th patient
   IN THIS ISSUE...         Vintage Fayre - Sunday 17 June

           Helen's Grand   Spotlight on our      Gift Aid
            Prize Draw     London Centre       6 months on
              Page 3           Page 7            Page 8
 Helen Rollason Cancer Charity



                                   Vintage Fayre
                                                    Sunday 17 June 2012
                                                           Cressing Temple Barns
                                                                                                                            2012
                                                    Witham Road, Cressing, near Braintree
                                                              Essex CM77 8PD
                                                                 10.30am to 5pm
   Adults: £5.00 Under 16: £2.50 Under 5: Free Family Ticket: £12.00 (2 adults plus 2 children)
                                                        Attractions include
      Clothing • Hats • Handbags • Teas & Teaware • Shoes • Beer • Homeware • Jewellery
     Garden & Household Objects • Cakes • Pewter Collectables • Harley-Davidsons • Plants
       Old Bicycle Company • Donkey Rides • Face Painting • Archery • Hog Roast • Crafts
                      Cheese & Pies • Indian Food • Live Music • Helen Rollason Tombola
     Supported by                                   Cafe Tabac plus much, much more                                                Sponsored by




How to contact us                                    Fundraising                                         Retail Shops
Editor                                               Tel: 08456 80 20 47 (Calls charged at local rate)   Administration – 08456 80 20 47
Heather Baldwin Tel: 08456 80 20 47                  E-mail: angela.lodge@helenrollason.org.uk           Collections – 07984 049973
E-mail: heather.baldwin@helenrollason.                                                                   27 High Street, Barkingside IG6 2AW.
org.uk                                                                                                   Tel: 020 8550 0303
Office                                               Cancer Support Centres                              57 High Street, Braintree CM7 1JX.
Yvonne Stewart House, The Street                     Tel: 01245 463633                                   Tel: 01376 346721
Hatfield Peverel, Chelmsford                         E-mail: lorna.ellis@helenrollason.org.uk            5 and 21 High Street, Burnham-on-Crouch
Essex CM3 2EH                                                                                            CM0 8AG. Tel: 01621 786699
E-mail: enquiries@helenrollason.org.uk               Essex (Springfield)
                                                                                                         23 Old Church Road, Chingford E4 6SJ.
                                                     Rochelle House, Lawn Lane,
Tel: 08456 80 20 47 (Calls charged at local rate)                                                        Tel: 0208 524 0111
                                                     Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 7TJ
Helen Rollason                                       Tel: 01245 463633                                   17 Clock House Lane, Collier Row,
                                                                                                         Romford RM5 3PH. Tel: 01708 737272
Research Laboratory
                                                     London                                              14 Maldon Road, Danbury, CM3 4QQ.
PMI 208, Postgraduate Medical Institute              Radiotherapy Department,                            Tel: 01245 223246
Anglia Ruskin University, Rivermead                  Ground Floor - Podium Building,
Campus, Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford,                                                                    137 High Street, Ongar CM5 9JA.
                                                     North Middlesex University Hospital,                Tel: 01277 365800
Essex CM1 1SQ                                        Sterling Way, Edmonton,
                                                                                                         24 Bell Street, Sawbridgeworth CM21 9AN.
E-mail: france.docquier@anglia.ac.uk                 London N18 1QX
                                                                                                         Tel: 01279 306 062
Tel: 08451 963570                                    Tel: 020 8887 2408
                                                                                                         136 George Lane, South Woodford
Clinical Trials/Research Nurses                                                                          E18 1AY. Tel: 020 8989 9897
                                                     Hertfordshire
Ground Floor, West Wing 2, Broomfield
                                                     Thomas Rivers Wing, The Rivers Hospital,            8 High Street, Wickford SS12 9AZ.
Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 7ET
                                                     High Wych Road, Sawbridgeworth,                     Tel: 01268 730423
E-mail: tracey.camburn@meht.nhs.uk                   Hertfordshire CM21 0HH                              72 Newland Street, Witham CM8 1AH.
Tel: 01245 516599                                    Tel: 01279 602667                                   Tel: 01376 503485

Helen Rollason Cancer Charity is the trading name of Helen Rollason Heal Cancer Charity                           Registered charity number: 1052861



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                                                                                            The Chairman
Chairman's Statement                                                                        Our centres support people
First, I must say a sincere thank          charity in the                                   living with cancer.
you to our new friends at                  future. I must say
Hatfield Peverel who have kindly           congratulations                                  Our nurses provide support
helped us in the first phase of            to our Springfield                               in the development of new
refurbishing Yvonne Stewart                Fundraising                                      cancer treatments.
House. I am delighted that our             Group which is
fundraisers have now moved                 celebrating its
                                                                                            Our laboratory carries out
                                                               Professor Neville Davidson
to their permanent home in the             10th anniversary          The Chairman           world-class research to
first-floor offices. After years of        this year. You are an inspiring                  improve the treatment and
working from a leased portacabin           group of people and I appreciate                 prevention of cancer.
at Broomfield Hospital, Helen              your dedication and enthusiasm
Rollason Cancer Charity now                over the past decade.                            Founded in 1999, we are
has a more secure future as we                                                              named after the television
                                           Finally, I am delighted to                       presenter, Helen Rollason,
work to develop the new cancer
                                           announce the launch in July                      who fought her inspirational
support centre there.
                                           of our exciting new fundraising
                                                                                            battle with cancer in the
We have now supported over                 raffle - ‘Helen’s Grand Prize Draw’
                                                                                            public eye.
3,000 patients on clinical trials. This    with some brilliant prizes. Helen
is a great achievement for the             Rollason Cancer Charity really                   Helen gave her name
team of specialist nurses and the          needs your support so please                     and support to the charity
patients, like Rosie Prowting, who         contact the team at Yvonne
                                                                                            before she died so that we
have taken part over the years,            Stewart House to buy raffle tickets
                                                                                            could help other cancer
helping in the development of              or to sell them on our behalf.
effective new cancer drugs and
                                                                                            patients in the future.
                                           Many charities are having a
treatments.                                                                                 We receive most of our
                                           difficult time in 2012 as people
I am grateful for the support              have less money to give which                    funding from public and
that our shop volunteers and               is why I am so grateful to all of                corporate donations,
customers have given to the new            our fundraisers - old and new -                  fundraising events, grants
Gift Aid scheme in our stores.             for your continued help. Many                    and through our 12 shops.
From the first six months in Witham,       thanks.
Braintree, Wickford and now our
Burnham-on-Crouch shops, it is                                                              Index
clear that Gift Aid will be another                                                         Vintage Fayre          2 and 15
source of extra income for the
                                                                                            Chairman's statement          3


  Helen’s Grand Prize Draw
                                                                                            Helen's Grand Prize Draw      3

                                                                                            Research Laboratory           4
 Professor Davidson has asked us to launch Helen’s Grand Prize Draw in                      Clinical Research            4-5
 July to raise much-needed funds for Helen Rollason Cancer Charity.
                                                                                            Cancer Support Centres       6-7
 Tickets are only £2 each for your chance to win:
                                                                                            Retail news                  8-9
  • one of six fantastic prizes in the main draw on 6 December
  • a mystery prize each month from July to November.                                       Fundraisers                10-11

 Go to our website for more details.                                                        Fundraising news           12-14
 We will be contacting our supporters to ask if you want to buy tickets                     Remembering Helen            14
 or help us by selling them to your friends, family, colleagues or
 customers.                                                                                 Events                       15
 You can also phone 08456 80 20 47 for tickets or send an email to                          Yvonne Stewart House         16
 enquiries@helenrollason.org.uk
                                                                                            Thank you                  17-19
 Please support us as we really need your help to make Helen’s Grand
 Prize Draw a big success to help more people living with cancer.                           Keeping in touch             20




                                          www.helenrollason.org.uk                                                         3
 Research laboratory
Vice-patron visits laboratory                                                               Clinical Research:
Our Vice-patron Phil Packer                     technology that they use for their          New cancer drugs and
MBE went on a tour of the Helen                 research work.                              treatments are rigorously tested
Rollason Research Laboratory at                                                             before they are approved. In
Anglia Ruskin University in April.              Phil was keen to see their work             the final stages of this testing
                                                close-up so Dr Docquier and                 process, suitable patients are
Phil was walking around the                     PhD student Okezie Ofor showed              invited to take part in these
University in Chelmsford as part                him some breast cancer cells,               trials.
of his ‘BRIT 2012 Challenge’. He                taken originally from a breast
is aiming to walk 2012 miles in                 cancer patient’s tumour, under              Since 2000, Helen Rollason
2012 to raise awareness and                     a microscope. These cells have              Cancer Charity has supported
                                                                                            cancer patients on clinical drug
                                                                                            trials at Broomfield Hospital,
                                                                                            Chelmsford and the North
                                                                                            Middlesex University Hospital
                                                                                            in Edmonton, London. As well
                                                                                            as helping to make effective
                                                                                            new drugs widely available to
                                                                                            other people living with cancer,
                                                                                            many of our patients have
                                                                                            experienced real benefits from
                                                                                            these new treatments.

                                                                                            We are delighted to announce
                                                                                            that our specialist team of
                                                                                            nurses has now supported over
                                                                                            three thousand patients on drug
                                                                                            trials.

                                                                                            Our 3,000th patient is Rosie
                                                                                            Prowting who took part in
                                                                                            the PrefHer study which is
                                                                                            investigating a new method
                                                                                            of administering the drug
                                                                                            Herceptin to patients.
 Professor Ray Iles, Dr France Docquier, Phil Packer, Doctor Tsehay Atlaw and PhD student
 Okezie Ofor                                                                                Rosie lives in Chelmsford with
                                                                                            husband Roger and their dog,
funding to build the first Centre of            got the ability to multiply in              Oscar. They have two sons, Nick
Inspirational Excellence for young              culture forever (they are called            and Chris, and Rosie works as a
people facing adversity.                        immortalised cell lines) and are            part-time bursar’s assistant at St
                                                used in research laboratories as            Cedd’s School.
Our scientists carry out research               a model to study breast cancer.
into breast cancer in the                                                                   Rosie was fifty-one when she
laboratory and Phil was eager to                Phil asked Professor Iles and Dr            was first diagnosed with breast
put on a lab coat and meet with                 Docquier questions about the                cancer in December 2006.
some of them, despite his busy                  different types of breast cancer            The lump was very small and
schedule.                                       and the changes that happen                 was only discovered on her
                                                within cells as this type of cancer         first routine mammogram.
During his lunch break, Phil was                develops.                                   Two months later, Rosie had
given a guided tour by Professor                                                            a lumpectomy followed by
Ray Iles who is the Interim                     Our scientists were impressed by            radiotherapy and subsequent
Director of the Laboratory. He                  his interest and the discussion             mammograms showed that this
introduced him to lead scientist                would have gone on for longer               treatment had been successful.
Dr France Docquier and her                      but Phil had to go and complete
colleagues who showed him                       the second half of the day’s                In March 2011, after Rosie had
some of the cutting-edge                        walk.                                       her annual mammogram, she


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Meet our 3,000th patient
was shocked to be told that she       of these sessions before she          study: “All of the women being
had another lump in the same          joined the PrefHer study which        treated on the PrefHer study
breast and it was a different         is looking at a way of injecting      were great. Like Rosie, they were
type of cancer. ”After I’d had        Herceptin beneath the skin as an      happy to take part knowing that
the treatment and the next few        alternative to this method.           they would be helping other
mammograms were clear, I’d                                                  patients like them in the future.”
began to feel more confident”,        Rosie explained: “I went along to
she explained. “It was obviously      the new Helen Rollason Research       Further trials of the PrefHer study
very upsetting to be told that I      Centre at the hospital and a          are expected so it is likely to be
had cancer again.”                                                                   several years before this
                                                                                     device may be available
This time, Rosie had HER2                                                            for general use.
positive cancer and
her treatment was far                                                               Rosie was also very
more extensive. In May                                                              impressed with the new
2011, she underwent                                                                 Helen Rollason Research
a left mastectomy                                                                   Centre, describing it as
with an immediate                                                                   ‘bright, light and very
DIEP (deep inferior                                                                 calm’. Husband Roger is
epigastric perforator)                                                              particularly pleased that
Flap reconstruction.                                                                she has been supported
The breast tissue was                                                               by the charity as he
removed and a strip of                                                              raised over £10,000 for
skin and fat was taken                                                              Helen Rollason Cancer
from across her bikini line                                                         Charity when he was
and used to restore its                                                             captain of Channels Golf
shape. “It was a major                                                              Club.
operation but it went
really well”, said Rosie.                                                            Rosie’s course of
“I’m so thankful to the                                                              Herceptin continues
doctors who took care                                                                until December. The
of me and my new                                                                     cancer has not spread
flatter tummy was an                                                                 to her lymph nodes so
unexpected bonus!”                                                                   she is feeling positive.
                                                                                     She is very grateful to
She then had eight                                Rosie Prowting                     all of the doctors and
sessions of chemotherapy                                                           nurses who have treated
which resulted in Rosie                                                            her and to the support
losing her hair but she handled it    small plastic box that looked         she has received from family,
in her usual positive style, buying   like a walkie-talkie was stuck to     friends, work and everyone at
a headscarf to match every            my thigh. The nurse pressed the       Chelmsford Cricket Club where
outfit.                               button, the needle went in and it     she is a committee member.
                                      was finished in just five minutes.”
She was also put on a course                                                She knows that early diagnosis
of eighteen doses of the drug         Rosie had four treatments             has been the key to her recovery
Herceptin. It reduces the risk of     using this new subcutaneous           and is keen to say to other
her breast cancer returning by        injection device and thought          women: “Both of my lumps were
attaching to the HER2 receptors       it was ‘brilliant’. It was quick      so small that I couldn’t feel them.
that are found on the surface of      and convenient and she could          I am proof that you should never
the breast cancer cells to stop       see its potential use in doctors’     miss a mammogram.”
them from growing.                    surgeries or even in patients’
                                      homes instead of lengthy visits to
It was given intravenously via a      hospital.                             Rosie is pictured on the front cover
drip for two hours at the Chemo                                             with IV Therapy Nurses Catherine
Unit at Broomfield Hospital every     Oncology Research Nurse               Reed and Ruth Allison in the Helen
three weeks. She had seven            Lorraine Godwin carried out the       Rollason Research Centre.



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 Cancer support centres
Hertfordshire: New support group success
In our last edition, we told you         Fundraising                                 their Bishop’s Stortford office as
that our Hertfordshire centre has        Linda and the team have also                one of three charities of the year
set up a new Support Group for           been busy fundraising over the              to celebrate the company’s 21st
cancer patients and their                                                                         anniversary.
carers.
                                                                                                    Mullucks Wells was
The first meeting of the
                                                                                                    busy fundraising
group in March was a huge
                                                                                                    throughout the
success. It was chaired by
                                                                                                    year including a
the centre’s counsellor,
                                                                                                    ball, clothes sale,
Lawrence Carberry, with
                                                                                                    shopping evening
Ann Fegan from Hair in
                                                                                                    and staff meal plus
Recovery as the guest
                                                                                                    the company also
speaker and fourteen
                                                                                                    made a donation
people came along. The
                                                                                                    for every house sold.
group decided that they
                                                                                                    The money raised
want to meet monthly and
                                                                                                    will go towards the
have made suggestions for      Linda Bowler and Barry Plowman receiving a cheque from Daniel Galati
                                                                                                    running costs of the
future guest speakers.         of Mullucks Wells.
                                                                                                    Hertfordshire centre
The meeting in May was also well        past few months. They were                   and training for the therapists.
attended and the group will next        pleased that Professor Davidson
meet:                                   was able to join them at their Tea             London Support Group
                                        for Helen tea party and they also              This group meets at 1-3pm on
 • Tuesday 19 June with guest
                                        held a ladies’ lunch raising a total           the last Friday of every month
   speaker Sam Pratley who
                                        of £930.                                       at our centre:
   will talk about permanent
   cosmetics and natural                Linda and the charity’s Deputy                 29 June - What to expect after
   enhancements.                        Chairman Barry Plowman were                    chemotherapy
 • Tuesday 24 July                      delighted to be presented with
                                        a cheque for £18,864 by Daniel                 27 July - Breast awareness
   For more information, please         Galati from local estate agent
                                                                                       28 September - To manage
   contact Centre Co-ordinator          Mullucks Wells. Helen Rollason
                                                                                       and prevent lymphoedema
   Linda Bowler on 01279 602667.        Cancer Charity was chosen by


 Essex: Rochelle House gets a new look
 Our Essex Cancer Support                                                            New finance support service
 Centre celebrates its tenth                                                         Our Essex centre has set up a
 birthday this year.                                                                 new finance support service
                                                                                     for cancer patients and their
 We are very grateful to                                                             carers. Lorna has arranged
 Samantha Greenwood and                                                              for an experienced benefits
 everyone at MITIE IFM who gave                                                      advisor to visit our Essex centre
 Rochelle House a make-over                                                          at Rochelle House to give one-
 in May. This is part of the MITIE                                                   to-one advice. It is a drop-in
 IFM Give and Gain Day when                                                          clinic so you do not need to
 employees are given time off                                                        book an appointment. For more
 to volunteer. In just one day,                                                      information please call the
 their fantastic team of eleven           Samantha Greenwood (front left) and some
                                          of the Give and Gain team.                 centre on 01245 463633.
 volunteers painted the hall,
 stairs, landing and three upstairs       fresh new look. Centre Manager,            Fundraising
 treatment rooms with all of the          Lorna Ellis, is thrilled with the          Thanks to everyone who
 materials paid for by MITIE IFM.         results: “Thanks to everyone who           supported the Tea for Helen tea
                                          worked so hard on the day. The             party at Rochelle House in April
 The walls are now cream which            centre looks lovely – it’s a great         which raised nearly £300.
 gives our Essex centre a clean,          way to celebrate our birthday!”



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                                                             Cancer support centres
London
Centre Co-ordinator, Rebecca
Brainerd, tells us why she enjoys
working at our London Cancer
Support Centre.
What inspired you to work with
cancer patients?
I had worked in nursing for forty
years as a midwife, theatre nurse
and nursing home manager and
I loved it. I am also an active
member of my local church. Many
of my friends there had been ill with
cancer and so, when I reached
my sixties, I knew that I really
wanted to work in cancer care.
How did you end up working for            Patients Gloria Arber, Debbie Whidden and Katherine Martin with Rebecca and centre
Helen Rollason Cancer Charity?            therapist Maria Fleet at a Tea for Helen party which raised £525.
I was talking to Professor Davidson
about the charity’s London               The environmental services team              our clients to get together with
Cancer Support Centre and it was         at the hospital has also been very           others in a similar situation and we
just what I was looking for. I asked     supportive, helping us to keep the           always have a guest speaker to
him how I could help and started         centre at its best for our clients.          talk on a useful subject.
work here in August 2008.                We’ve had a great response
I began by doing admin but I             from the community too. Our                  What makes our London Cancer
enjoyed talking to the patients          fundraising events are well-                 Support Centre so popular?
far more. I felt so privileged to        supported and local businesses               I work with a great team of
be able to support them. When            - including Barclays Bank and                seven therapists and a counsellor
the job finished and I was made          Royal Bank of Scotland – and                 who do a wonderful job. We
redundant, I just couldn’t keep          our patients have been very                  understand that there are days
away - so I came back as a               generous, which all helps to fund            when a client may not feel well or
volunteer instead!                       our work.                                    their appointment overlaps with
When the charity was looking                                                          their medical treatment so we
for a full-time co-ordinator to run      What services does your centre               aim to be as flexible as possible.
the centre, several people in the        offer?                                       We rearrange appointments if
hospital recommended me and              It is open to men and women with             we can and sometimes you’ll
so I was lucky enough to get this job.   all types of cancer at all stages.           even find our therapists giving a
                                         We also support their carers                 reflexology treatment to a patient
What has been your biggest               because close family and friends             on the oncology ward!
achievement over the past few            go through this stressful situation          The centre is next to the waiting
years?                                   with them. Like our other centres            room for the Radiotherapy
I’ve always wanted the centre            in Essex and Hertfordshire, our              Department. If someone is sitting
to support as many people                London centre has a friendly and             there looking unhappy, I’ll invite
living with cancer as possible.          calming atmosphere which puts                them into the centre for a cup of
They need to know that we                our clients at ease straight away.           tea and a chat. Our clients may
are here to help them and                We offer support and counselling             come to see us feeling down or
they’re not alone at this difficult      to patients and their carers.                unwell – but they always leave
time so I’ve focused on raising          Plus patients can also benefit               with smiles on their faces.
awareness of the centre across           from complementary therapies
the hospital. I’ve made contact          that work with their medical                 You sound very proud of the
with oncology, radiotherapy, the         treatments and help them                     centre…
breast care nurses and our Chief         to manage stress - including                 Absolutely! It’s my ‘baby’ – I really
Exec’s office. With their support,       massage and reflexology.                     feel blessed to be working with
we are helping more patients and         We also have a support group                 such a great team and being
really feel part of North Middlesex      that meets here on the last Friday           able to help so many lovely
University Hospital.                     of every month. It’s a chance for            people.


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 Retail

Have you signed up for Gift Aid yet?
There has been a lot of discussion           Braintree, Wickford and then                 for their support for our Gift Aid
in the press recently about the              Burnham-on-Crouch stores. Our                project.
budget proposals for tax relief              retail management team worked
on high value donations from                 with the shop volunteers to train            Cybertill has been so impressed
wealthy individuals. However,                them on the new technology and               with these results – which are
the Government                                                                                          better than some
process which                                                                                           much larger charities
enables charities to                                                                                    – that the company
claim back tax from                                                                                     has made a short
donors, who are UK                                                                                      film about our pilot
taxpayers, is actually                                                                                  project to show what
quite generous.                                                                                         is really possible when
Under the current                                                                                       the job is done well!
rules, we can claim
back tax relief of 25%                                                                                      We would now like
on any donation from                                                                                        to install the Cybertill
a UK taxpayer who                                                                                           system in our eight
is signed up to the                                                                                         other shops as soon
scheme known as                                                                                             as possible which will
Gift Aid.                                                                                                   cost about £20,000.
                                                                                                            Based on the success
As well as donations
                                                                                                            of our pilot project,
of money, Gift Aid
                                                                                                            we forecast that this
can also be claimed
                                                                                                            should give a total
on donated items             Burnham Gift Aid - Alison Matthews, Pat Graystone, Yvonne Rowlands and
                                                                                                            return across our
that are sold in charity Gloria Sheen with a customer, Doctor Philips (centre), who had just signed
                             up for Gift Aid                                                               stores of between
shops. If you sign a
                                                                                                           £60,000 and £100,000
Gift Aid declaration
                                                                                                           in Gift Aid per year.
and your items are sold for
                                             we are delighted with the results:            This extra income would really
£10, the charity can claim an
                                                                                           help us to support more people
additional £2.50 at no cost to you
                                             • £7,700 has been raised in                   living with cancer but it puts us
– so your donations actually raise
                                                claimable Gift Aid through                 in a bit of a ‘chicken and egg’
£12.50.
                                                sales in these stores so far.              situation: we need the money to
The extra money from Gift                                                                  invest in the Cybertills before we
Aid can increase a charity’s                 • On average 35-40% of sales in               can start claiming this extra Gift
income by tens of thousands of                  these shops are items that we              Aid money.
pounds. However, it needs to                    can claim Gift Aid on which is
have the correct equipment and                  much higher than we had                    Finding £20,000 to spend on
processes in place to claim it, so              expected.                                  this project will not be easy in
a charity has to invest in the right                                                       this difficult financial climate,
                                             • The number of donations made
technology before it receives this                                                         especially when our priority is to
                                                to these stores has increased.
extra 25%.                                                                                 maintain our spending on support
                                             • The system gives us detailed                centres, research and drug trials.
We want to make the most of                                                                If you know of an individual or
every donation that you kindly                  sales information which will
                                                help us to organise our stock              organisation who might be willing
give to us and so, in Issue 29 of                                                          to make a donation to help with
Moment, we announced our pilot                  and plan the most effective
                                                layout in each shop which will             this project, please ask them to
project to install Gift Aid into some                                                      call us on 08456 80 20 47.
of our Helen Rollason Cancer                    help to increase sales.
Charity shops beginning last                                                               And if an individual donor is a UK
October.                                     None of this would have been
                                             possible without the hard work                taxpayer, we will of course be
After looking at different systems           and enthusiasm of our Area Retail             asking if they can Gift Aid their
for processing donations, we                 Manager, Alison Matthews, and                 donation so we can claim that
invested in an electronic till               the fantastic volunteers in those             extra 25%!
system from Cybertill which we               shops. Helen Rollason Cancer
rolled out across our Witham,                Charity is very grateful to them all


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Collect donations for us                                                     Sad news…
Our Area Retail Manager, Natalie     you to Matthew and Jacky for            We are sorry to hear the sad
Perry, manages our stores in         letting their customers hand their      news that three of our shop
Sawbridgeworth, Chingford,           donations in at Matthew’s Plants.       supporters have passed away.
Ongar and Braintree. Natalie         Their customers are brilliant –         Julie Ross was a volunteer at
is always looking for quality        sometimes there are twenty bags         our Danbury shop and Paula
donations to sell in the shops and   of donations waiting for me!”           Clarke volunteered in the
is asking local businesses in her                                            Sawbridgeworth store. They
area for their support.              In less than six months, they have      were both enthusiastic, hard-
                                     also raised over £300. Natalie          working and very popular
Matthew Harrison and his mother      collects greetings cards that           and will be greatly missed by
Jacky have been running              have been donated which                 their friends at Helen Rollason
Matthew’s Plants nursery in          Matthew and Jacky then sell for         Cancer Charity.
Roydon Hamlet for nearly twelve      the charity. They have also held a
years. When Natalie told them        Tea for Helen for a visiting coach      Keith Turner from Chelmsford
about our work, they were keen       party and are planning to hold          was a keen gardener and
to help and started collecting       another tea party later this year.      donated his shrubs, herbs and
donations from their customers.                                              trees to our shops for many
                                     If you have a business in or            years, raising thousands of
Now Natalie visits every two or      around Sawbridgeworth,                  pounds. We are very grateful
three weeks to pick them up. She     Chingford, Ongar or Braintree and       to Keith for his generous
said: “It’s not always convenient    would like to collect donations for     support and know that
for people to drop off their         our shops, please call Natalie on       our customers will miss his
donations at the shops so thank      07903 889848.                           fantastic plants.


                                     …@HelenRollasonCC                                                                        9
 Fundraisers

Celebrating ten years of fundraising
Helen Rollason Cancer Charity             Over the ten years, they have              are now approximately twenty
has nine local fundraising groups         built on this initial success and the      active committee members
dedicated to raising money and            Springfield Group now has great            who attend monthly committee
making people aware of our work.          local support because of the               meetings in order to plan their
                                          quality and range of events that it        fundraising events. They are
Our Springfield Fundraising Group         organises.                                 backed by an excellent network
celebrates its tenth anniversary                                                     of enthusiastic volunteers who
this year. We join the original and       Debbie explained: “From the                help out at their events. They
current Chairs - Debbie Morley            start, we have organised events            welcome new supporters.
and Clare Chaplin - to look back          that everyone can take part in
at a decade of fundraising.                                                          Clare Chaplin joined five years
                                                                                              ago after hearing
Our Springfield Group is                                                                      about the group while
based in the same part                                                                        she was doing some
of Chelmsford as our                                                                          voluntary work for
Essex Cancer Support                                                                          the charity. This is her
Centre, Rochelle House.                                                                       third year as Chair.
It began in December                                                                          “The team is brilliant.
2002 when Debbie                                                                              Everyone knows what
Morley, Sue Dyke,                                                                             they are doing so the
Janet Powell and Rita                                                                         whole group really runs
Perkins were invited to                                                                       itself like a well-oiled
set up a local group to                                                                       machine.” She added:
raise awareness and                                                                           ”As the Chair, I do the
much-needed funds for                                                                         admin - writing the
Helen Rollason Cancer                                                                         agenda and minutes
Charity.                                                                                      for each meeting,
                                                                                              booking venues and
Debbie explained:                                                                             checking that all
“After a friend of                                                                            aspects of the events
mine had been ill with                                                                        are covered.”
                             Clare and Debbie (seated in centre) with Springfield Fundraising Group
cancer, I helped her
to hold a garden party                                                                                  The group has now set
in aid of the Helen Rollason                                                                up a regular programme of five
                                          and enjoy. We also make the
Cancer Charity where I met                                                                  popular events:
                                          most of our skills and interests – I
Debbie Benbrook who was the               love baking while others in the                    • Quiz Night with buffet supper
Fundraising Co-ordinator for              group are better at crafts. This has                 in March.
the charity at the time. When I           really paid off as our events are
received a letter from Debbie             always very well attended and so                   • Summer Fete in June.
asking me if I would like to be           they raise a lot of money for the                  • Barn Dance in October.
part of a fundraising group, I            charity.”
was interested because it’s an                                                               • Pamper / Christmas Shopping
excellent cause. The work they            Debbie stepped down as Chair at                      Evening in November.
do at Rochelle House is a great           the end of 2005 but took on the                    • Christmas Bazaar in November.
help to local people living with          position of Secretary for a year
cancer.“                                  in 2010. She remains an active                    In December, they also go on
                                          member of the group along with                    a street collection with the
After a couple of meetings,               her husband, Steve, who is the                    Chelmsford Lions taking Santa
they began planning their first           treasurer. “We both really enjoy                  on his sleigh around the local
fundraising events. Janet held a          it.” she said. “It’s a great team                 neighbourhood.
coffee morning in December 2002 and, although it can be hard
which raised about £260. They             work sometimes, it’s fun and very                 The committee members do their
then got a few friends to help            rewarding!”                                       own individual fundraising too.
them organise an Easter Fayre at                                                            This year Clare abseiled down
Rochelle House which did better           The Springfield Fundraising Group                 Church Langley water tower for
than expected, raising over £800.         has grown over the years. There                   the second time with her cousin,


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Ann Hooks. Clare raised £410 and
Ann raised a further £205.              Youngest fundraisers
                                        We have heard from some of our       House for treatments so 12 year-
Over the past ten years, the
                                        youngest supporters over the past    old Harlie decided to support us.
Springfield Fundraising Group has
                                        few months.                          She made Christmas cards and
raised £63,800 for Helen Rollason
                                                                             sold them at Highlands School
Cancer Charity. Clare puts this
                                        16 year-old Kara Carpenter sent      raising £40.
long-term success down to
enthusiasm for a good cause. She        us a lovely text:
explained: “Everyone has been           “I want to say a big thank           9 year-old Fionnuala Shearing’s
touched by cancer or knows              you to the Helen Rollason            mother died of cancer last
someone else who has been, so           team for looking after my            year so she wanted to raise
we are all passionate supporters        Mum. Professor Davidson has          money for
of Helen Rollason Cancer Charity.       saved my Mum’s life. Words           a cancer
We all enjoy being part of the          cannot describe how thankful I       charity.
group and want to keep raising          am. Thank you so much. Love          She got
awareness and funds so the              Kara xxx”                            together
charity can help more people                                                 with Aoife
living with cancer.”                    She is planning to organise          Shearing
                                        a walk and barbecue in the           (aged 5),
If you would like to join the           summer to raise money for us.        Xanthe
Springfield Fundraising Group,                                               Robson
please contact Clare on 07879           The cousin of Harlie Filby’s dad     (aged 9)
865912.                                 died aged 33. He had been            and Jamila
                                        to our Essex centre at Rochelle      Robson
 The Springfield Fundraising                                                 (aged 11)
 Group’s Summer Fete is on                                                   to hold
 Saturday 23 June at our Essex                                               a jumble
 Cancer Support Centre at                                                    sale which
 Rochelle House, Springfield,                                                raised
 Chelmsford. It is open 10.30am                                              £21.21
 – 2.30pm and entry is free.                                                 which she donated to our
 Enjoy the attractions, browse                                               Danbury shop with the items left
 through the stalls and treat                                                from the sale.
 yourself to a strawberry cream
 tea!
                                                                             Thank you for supporting us.



 Debbie and Clare’s top tips for setting up                                   Edgar Steward and his wife
                                                                              Mary have been active
 a fundraising group                                                          supporters of our Braintree
                                                                              Fundraising Group since it
 1. Aim for a mix of enthusiastic      4. Stay focused and set
                                                                              started in August 2001. Edgar
    people with time to help:             yourselves realistic goals:
                                                                              was Chairman until June 2010
    They will bring different skills     One year the Springfield             and continued to be actively
    and ideas to your group.             group set a target of raising        involved until the end of last year.
                                         £10,000 which they achieved
 2. Plan events that you know            but fundraising is harder in the     Sadly Edgar passed away in
    will work:                           current climate.                     April He was much loved and
    Run activities that your friends                                          respected by his friends in the
                                       5. Support each other and
    and neighbours will enjoy.                                                group and will be remembered
                                          have fun!
                                                                              for his gentleness, kindness and
 3. Play to your strengths:            If you are interested in setting up    care. Helen Rollason Cancer
    Find out what each group           a fundraising group in your area,      Charity is very grateful to
    member is good at so you           please contact Angela Lodge            Edgar for his kind support over
    delegate each action to the        on 08456 80 20 47 or                   the years. He will be greatly
    best person.                       angela.lodge@helenrollason.org.uk      missed.



                        …Helen Rollason Cancer Charity - HRCC                                                 11
 Fundraising news

 Charity of the Year                     Thanks to Councillor Derek Filler,     A small gift in your
 Thank you to all of the organisations
                                         Mayor of Sawbridgeworth, for a
                                         donation of £2,000 as his charity
                                                                                Will can make a
 who are supporting us in 2012.          of the year.                           big difference to
 The Chairman of Braintree                                                      someone touched
 District Council, Councillor Janet                                             by cancer.
 Money, gave us a cheque
 for £2,750 from a year of                                                      Our supporters raise money for us
 fundraising.                                                                   in all sorts of ways - some choose
                                                                                to remember Helen Rollason
                                                                                Cancer Charity by making a gift
                                                                                to us in their Will.
                                                                                We know that this is a very
                                                                                personal decision and taking
                                         We would also thank other              care of loved ones is always
                                         organisations who have                 the priority. If you would like to
                                         generously supported us.               support us in your Will, it is simple
                                                                                to do but it is very important
                                         We are very grateful to receive        that you take professional legal
 UPS Parcels raised £275 by              a grant of £5,000 from the QBE         advice. You can include this gift
 growing moustaches in                   Foundation.                            when you set up a new Will or you
 ‘Movember’.                                                                    can add it to an existing one.
                                                                                If you would like more information
                                                                                about making a gift to Helen
                                                                                Rollason Cancer Charity in your
                                                                                Will, please contact Angela
                                                                                Lodge on 08456 80 20 47 or
                                                                                angela.lodge@helenrollason.org.uk

 Broadstone held a dress down
 day which raised almost £175.                                                   Jewellery
                                         Thank you to the Lodge of
                                                                                 We can raise money from
                                         Goodfellows Number 276 for
                                                                                 your unwanted costume and
                                         kindly donating £500.
                                                                                 fashion jewellery, gold, silver
                                                                                 and watches. It does not have
Maldon Mud Race                          BRIT 2012 Challenge                     to be perfect: we are happy to
                                                                                 receive snapped chains and
Thank you to our team in the             Our fundraisers Heather Baldwin,        odd earrings too. Call Angela
Maldon Mud Race - Oliver                 Angela Lodge and Rosemary               Lodge on 08456 80 20 47.
Anderson, Harieta Garofide,              Jensen walked with our inspirational
Yvonne Lester, Emma Rafferty,            Vice-patron Phil Packer on his BRIT
Bryan Singizi and Newton Tauzen.         2012 Challenge, raising £300.           Keep in touch by email
They did really well despite the
bad weather (which you can see                                                   As postal charges go up, it
from the photo!) - Oliver was fifth                                              costs us more to send out
and Newton was tenth.                                                            Moment to our supporters. We
                                                                                 can send Moment to you by
                                                                                 email which reduces the cost of
                                                                                 postage and printing.
                                                                                 If you would like us to keep in
                                                                                 regular contact and send you
                                                                                 Moment by email, please fill in
                                                                                 the ‘Keeping in touch…’ form
                                                                                 on the back cover or contact us:
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 This year’s walk and run was in memory of its founder, John Edwards,              Irene.
 who sadly died in March after a brave battle with cancer. John had
 raised thousands of pounds for charity while walking, cycling and                 Irene was diagnosed with
 climbing all over the world.                                                      bowel cancer in 2001 and, after
                                                                                   an operation and treatment
                                                                                   including chemotherapy, she
                                                                                   was given the all-clear in 2006.
                                                                                   Unfortunately, the cancer
                                                                                   returned in 2008 but, despite
                                                                                   being told that the tumour
                                                                                   was inoperable and she might
                                                                                   only have two weeks left, Irene
                                                                                   refused to even think about
                                                                                   giving up.



 Community Fundraiser Rosemary Jensen said: “Thank you to
 everyone who joined us. It was a great tribute to John that so many
 came along to support the charity despite the wet weather.”


Climbing the three peaks
Four colleagues are taking on the        climbing Ben Nevis in Scotland,
three peaks challenge to raise           Scafell Pike in England and
money for Helen Rollason Cancer          Snowdon in Wales all within
Charity.                                 twenty-four hours on 8-9
                                         September. Three of his
Graham Thomas and his wife                                                          Irene and John Yarrow
                                         colleagues also offered to join
Joanne wanted to support us
                                         him, Richard Kleiner, Radley
after Joanne’s mother had                                                          She never felt sorry for herself and
                                         Jacobs and Deval Patel. The
cancer and went to our Essex                                                       was always positive, even when
                                         event marks a significant
centre for treatments before                                                       things were tough. She kept
                                         milestone for Radley who sadly
she sadly died. They also had a                                                    bravely fighting her illness - with
                                         lost his mother to cancer in
close friend with cancer who was                                                   John always by her side - but
                                         1992. In September it is the 20th
treated by Professor Davidson.                                                     sadly passed away in March.
                                         anniversary of her passing away
Graham thought that an                   and Radley is keen to participate         John has been overwhelmed
appropriate challenge would be           to mark the remembrance of his            by well-wishers who have been
to take on the three peaks,              mum and by doing so, support a            inspired by Irene. The Nuffield
                                         very worthy charity.                      Health Brentwood Hospital
                                                                                   – where she was treated by
                                         Graham does not like heights              Professor Davidson – is planning
                                         and so he is not very keen on             to put a plaque up in her
                                         mountains but he is sure that             memory.
                                         the team spirit will keep him
                                         going – along with the group’s            Irene helped people throughout
                                         determination to raise a lot of           her life and so John wants to help
                                         money to support people living            other people living with cancer
                                         with cancer. So far they have             in the future. He raised the £622
                                         raised £7,000 towards their target        by holding a collection at Irene’s
                                         of £15,000. If you would like to          funeral and is now setting up a
                                         sponsor the team, go to Graham            website telling Irene’s inspiring
 Richard Kleiner, Radley Jacobs, Deval   Thomas’ page on                           story to give hope to other
 Patel and Graham Thomas                 www.virginmoneygiving.com                 cancer patients.


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 Thank you to everyone who has         the deli held a raffle of a giant          easy way to support this good
 been supporting Tea for Helen         handmade chocolate egg                     cause.”
 in 2012. Since we launched the        which raised £300.
 campaign two years ago, your
 Tea for Helen tea parties have
 raised over £63,000 to help
 people living with cancer.

 It really is a simple, fun way to
 raise money. Just get your family,
 friends or colleagues together
 for a tea party – or coffee
 morning! - and ask them to make
 a donation to Helen Rollason
 Cancer Charity. Remember to
 register your tea party with us
 and we will send you a Tea for
 Helen party pack of posters,                                                      Georgina Whitney outside the cafe
 balloons, a pack of Tetley             Liz Murphy and Natalie Potter of m.deli
 tea bags and Gift Aid forms.           with the raffle egg                       If you have a teashop or café,
 Please look at page 19 for a list                                                why not join in? You can be as
 of our fantastic Tea for Helen        Georgina Whitney from the                  creative as you like - make Tea
 supporters.                           Norton Heath Café in Blackmore             for Helen cupcakes, hold a raffle
                                       held a collection and a Tea for            or even wear fancy dress! We
 Tea shops for Helen                   Helen day when she donated                 will give you ‘We are supporting
 This year, we are also asking         half of the money spent by her             Tea for Helen’ cards for your
 cafés to hold a Tea for Helen         customers on teas and coffees,             tables and posters to promote
 day, weekend or week and              raising £123.                              your event. Plus a certificate to
 make a small donation for every                                                  show your customers how much
 cup of tea or coffee sold.            Georgina said: “When I heard               money you have raised for us.
                                       about Tea for Helen, I thought
 Maldon delicatessen, m.deli,          it was a fantastic way of raising          Please contact us if you would
 held a Tea for Helen week.            awareness as well as raising               like to join our Tea for Helen
 Owner Liz Murphy donated 40           money. Other cafés should                  campaign: 08456 80 20 47 or
 pence from every drink sold and       definitely join in as it’s such an         angela.lodge@helenrollason.org.uk


Extracts taken from Helen’s            on to turn the situation around.           than mine - and I draw strength
autobiography ‘Life’s Too Short’       Usually I can find something. I            and inspiration from them.
                                       look back over previous struggles
You don’t just need something          where I’ve                                 I invest in hope. By this I mean
to aim for, you need firm ground       managed                                    that I try to bank the positive vibes
under your feet while you are          to                                         with others around me. It’s partly
getting there.                         succeed,                                   that I don’t like making other
There are several ways I try to        and I tell                                 people miserable, but I also know
make sure I don’t slip or fall. They   myself                                     that my mood can affect the
don’t always work but they work        that if I                                  outlook of others, which may in
more often than not.                   could get                                  turn make me more pessimistic.
                                       through                                    If I’m able to emphasise the
I actively seek out the positive.      that, then I                               positive, they will find it easier to
It’s not just a matter of being a      can certainly hack whatever the            boost me when I’m down. It’s not
positive character. I have to work     latest problem might be. I seek            about fooling myself or others, just
on it when things are grim. I look     out my heroes – people who have            recognising the importance of
for any one thing that I can build     overcome far greater obstacles             mutual support.


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                                                                  Forthcoming events
Here are some of the fundraising events in months ahead.                     Dates for your diary


           Vintage Fayre
                                                                             Here are just a few of the
                                                                             fundraising events coming up
                                                                             over the next few months
                                                                             Until 23 June:
                  We are holding our third annual                2012        Exhibition of Bill Orchard’s ‘60s
              Vintage Fayre at Cressing Temple Barns                         and ‘70s celebrity photos at
                    near Braintree CM77 8PD                                  Hayletts Gallery, Maldon, Essex.
             on Sunday 17 June from 10.30am to 5pm.                          Call the gallery - 01621 851669
 It promises to be a great family day out. There will be stalls selling      Sunday 17 June:
 clothes, jewellery, gifts, flowers and home ware as well as a wide           Vintage Fayre
 range of tasty food. Visitors can admire a collection of Harley-
 Davidson motorbikes and will be entertained by a rock and roll band         Saturday 23 June:
 plus a DJ playing records from the 50’s throughout the day. There will      Springfield Summer Fete at our
 also be donkey rides and face painting for the children.                    Essex Centre, Chelmsford. Call
                                                                             Clare Chaplin – 07879 865912
 Admission will be £5 for adults, £2.50 for children under 16 and free
 for children less than 5 years old. A family ticket for 2 adults and 2      Tuesday 3 July:
 children will be £12.                                                       Film Night showing the ‘Best
                                                                             Exotic Marigold Hotel’ at the
                                                                             Village Hall, Hatfield Peverel.

 ‘Back to Black’                                                             Call Lindsey Glasman - 01245
                                                                             380682

  art exhibition                                                             Sunday 8 July:
                                                                             Charity Golf Day at Fairlop
 Artist James Wilkinson is staging                                           Waters Golf Club, Barkingside -
 an exhibition of his work at The                                            0208 500 9911
 Bar in Chelmsford on Thursday
 12 July. James - who is the                                                 Thursday 12 July:
 artist in residence at Hylands                                               ‘Back to Black’ art exhibition
 Park, Chelmsford - specialises in
                                                                             Friday 13 July:
 painting portraits including rock and pop stars like Amy Winehouse,
                                                                             Charity Golf Day at Colne
 Paul Weller and John Lennon.
                                                                             Valley Golf Club, Colchester.
 Doors open at 7pm and there will be six bands playing throughout            Enter a team of 4 or sponsor a
 the evening. Tickets are only £5 and are available through James’           hole. Call John Ames - 01206
 website - www.paintpop.com                                                  210571
                                                                             Wednesday 25 July:
 Curry Lunch                                                                  Curry Lunch

 Our London Centre at the North Middlesex University Hospital,               Sunday 29 July:
 Edmonton is holding a Curry Lunch on Wednesday 25 July for                  Ice cream run from Boreham
 patients, their family and staff.                                           to Clacton, Essex with the Essex
                                                                             Chapter of Harley Davidson.
 There will be a selection of tasty rice, noodles and curry including        Call Rosemary - 08456 80 20 47
 vegetarian dishes which will be served as a buffet or takeaway from
 12.30–2.30pm.                                                               Saturday 18 August:
                                                                             Fishathon at the lakes at
 Tickets for the lunch cost £8 and are available until Friday 13 July        Nounsley, Essex. Open to
 from our centre. Contact Centre Co-ordinator Rebecca Brainerd for           people with fishing experience.
 more information on 020 8887 2408.                                          Call Keith on 07999 597981 or
                                                                             Mark on 07771 513666.
Promoting your events
If you are organising an event for the charity and would like us to put it   For the latest news on our
on the Events List on our website, please contact our fundraising team       fundraising events, please look
with full details: 08456 80 20 47 (calls charged at local rate)              at the Events List on our website
enquiries@helenrollason.org.uk                                               www.helenrollason.org.uk



                              …for Helen’s Grand Prize Draw                                                15
 Update on Yvonne Stewart House

Making progress at Yvonne Stewart House
In the previous                                                                                            Keith’s garden for the
edition of Moment we                                                                                       flowerbeds.
announced, following                                                                                       On 2 April, our
the successful ‘Go for                                                                                     fundraising team moved
Gold’ campaign, our                                                                                        into the offices at
plans to work alongside                                                                                    Yvonne Stewart House.
the YJS Charitable Trust                                                                                   For many years, they
to open a new cancer                                                                                       have been based in
support centre called                                                                                      a portacabin in the
Yvonne Stewart House                                                                                       grounds of Broomfield
in Hatfield Peverel,                                                                                       Hospital. We are very
Essex.                                                                                                     grateful to the hospital
                                                                                                           for supporting us for
We chose Yvonne                                                                                            so long but we are
Stewart House because                                                                                      delighted that our
it is large and in a great
                                                                                                           fundraisers now have a
location with excellent
                              Our friends from RBS                                                         permanent home.
transport links and a
big car park. However,                       broken up parts of the driveway.              None of this would have been
it does require a complete refit                                                           possible without the fantastic
before the centre can open.                  It has been replaced with a new
                                                                                           support that we have received
                                             fence that now lets more light into
                                             that side of the building. Tarmac             from the local community and
The building had been empty for                                                            we want to thank the many
a while, so it was important that it         has been laid on the driveway
                                             and the car park – which had                  volunteers and all of the local
was occupied as soon as possible.
                                             been cleared by the Hatfield                  businesses who have kindly
It will take time to get the design
                                             Peverel Allotment Association –               worked so tirelessly to help Helen
and development of the cancer
                                             has been covered with shingle.                Rollason Cancer Charity. Thank
support centre right, so we began
                                                                                           you also to the Hatfield Peverel
by refurbishing the first floor offices
                                          Thank you also to the family of                  Fundraising Group which has
and the car park.
                                          Keith Turner, who sadly died                     raised over £1,350 for the charity
Upstairs has now been modernised          earlier this year. Keith had been                so far.
and completely transformed: the           supporting us for many years
                                          by growing plants to sell at our                 We look forward to updating you
walls have been stripped and
                                          charity shops which have raised                  on how we are progressing with
                      painted
                                          thousands of pounds. His family                  our plans for the new cancer
                      and the old
                      carpet tiles        kindly donated plants from                       support centre in our next edition.
                      have been
                      taken up.
                      The Risk
                      Department
                      at RBS
                      Bishopsgate
   Roger Moore        has
   from Altro
                      generously
paid for new flooring as well as
window blinds and the installation
of a small kitchen with appliances.
The safety flooring experts at Altro
have also been a great help,
donating and fitting slip-resistant
flooring on the main stairs and in
the kitchen and toilets.

Outside, the roots from the thick
hedge alongside the building had          Helen Rollason staff held a thank you reception for volunteers



 16                Donate £5 to Helen Rollason Cancer Charity…
                                                                                   Thank you
Helen Rollason Cancer Charity is very grateful to all of the people and organisations who give their time and
resources to support our work. Over the following pages are just some of our many fantastic fundraisers –
thank you to you all!

 Charity of the Year                  Supporters Groups                    Sporting
 Many thanks to the following         Our Supporters Groups work           Su Yianni, Pam Vandal, Gail
 organisations and people who         tirelessly to raise money for the    Valentine and Suzanne Stubbs
 have made us their Charity of        charity. Here are some of the        raised £800 on a sponsored
 the Year.                            things that they have been up        walk around Richmond Park.
                                      to…
 Benton Hall Golf Club
 Broadstone Ltd, Chelmsford           Burnham-on-Crouch
                                      Their quiz night raised almost
 Budgens, Sawbridgeworth
                                      £300. Thanks to the Reverend
 Chelmsford Soroptimists              Lionel Webber whose Lent Day
 David John, Chelmsford               Book raised nearly £800.
 Fairlop Golf Club
 Harley Davidson, Essex               Braintree
 Janet C Davies                       The group held a quiz night,
 Marinestore - Maldon,                raising £523.
 Burnham, West Mersea &
 Walton                               Chelmsford HR
 Navestock Village Society            They also held a quiz night
                                      which raised £305.
 Networking Club
 Premier Moves                        Hatfield Peverel
 Queens Head, Chelmsford              The group has raised over
 Six Bells. Boreham                   £1,350 so far, including £620
 UPS, Chelmsford                      from two Tea for Helen tea
                                      parties.
 Village Voice Magazine                                                    Alan Matthews cycled from
 Warren Golf Club                                                          London to Paris, raising £2,977.

 Corporate Supporters                                                      Elaine Oddie ran the Beirut
 A very special thank you to our                                           Marathon, raising £2,440.
 corporate supporters.
                                                                           Emily Bentley and Hannah
 Eat Natural                                                               Humphreys each did a
 RBS, Bishopsgate                                                          fundraising skydive. Emily raised
 Sainsbury's, Halstead                                                     £165 so far and Hannah raised
 UPS, Chelmsford                      Springfield                          £208.
 Wilkin and Sons Limited, Tiptree     They held a quiz night in March
                                      which raised £709.                   David Morris organised the
                                                                           Chelmsford Charity Rugby 7s
 Collection tins                                                           tournament which raised £640
 One of the easiest                   Takely
                                      The group held a Tea for Helen       so far.
 ways to raise money!
 If your customers and                tea party, raising £280.
 colleagues put their
 loose change in a tin,                Follow us on Facebook
 those coins will soon                 and Twitter
 add up. In 2011, our
 tins raised £14,580.                  Facebook:
                                       Helen Rollason Cancer
 If you would like a collection        Charity - HRCC
 tin, please contact Rosemary
 Jensen: 08456 80 20 47 -              Twitter:
 rosemary.jensen@helenrollason.        @HelenRollasonCC
 org.uk



                …by texting ‘HRCC465’ to 70070 – thank you                                               17
Thank you

Three of our supporters           General                          Helen and Colin Philpott held
abseiled down the Church                                           a Joint 130th birthday party
                                  The Pink and Blue Charity
Langley water tower. Clare                                         which raised over £760.
                                  Ball organised by Jacqueline
Chaplin raised £410, Ann Hooks
                                  Quickenden-Parker and Craig
raised £205 and Jo Jacobs
                                  Laurence raised a grand total
raised £2,040.
                                  of £5,130.




                                                                   Carol Hine raised £106 by
                                                                   having her head shaved.




                                  The Waitrose store in Enfield
                                  held a collection throughout
                                  December, raising £314.


 Clare Chaplin




                                                                   Thanks to the staff and
                                                                   customers at Jones of
                                                                   Chelmsford who raised over
                                                                   £190 by raffling a chocolate
                                                                   bunny.
                                  David and Polly Buckle
                                  organised a brass band
                                                                   Maureen Patient Saunders
                                  concert with the Enfield Brass
                                                                   raised £600 by organising a
                                  Band, Dedicated Divas and
                                                                   barn dance.
                                  Ken Lodge raising £1,200.
 Jo Jacobs


Thanks to all of our runners in
the London marathon: Laura
Portway, Mark West and Sally
Thomson (pictured) plus Ling
Fung, James Ovel, Christopher
Randall, Naomi Verghese, Chris
Norman, Rachel Papworth,
Andrea Davey, Sharon                                               Thanks to Glen Berry and all
Bannister, Pam Miller and                                          of the staff and customers
Dale Reeve. They have raised      Marion and Peter Condon          that joined the Coopers of
£26,000 so far.                   raised £615 at their Golden      Chelmsford Mini run to Brighton
                                  Wedding Anniversary Party.       raising £350.




18                        Hold a Tea for Helen tea party…
                                                                              Thank you

Singer Austin James organised       Tea for Helen                     Thank you to everyone else
the ‘Get Here’ concert at                                             who has held a Tea for Helen
                                    Marilyn Sadler held a tea party
Bishop’s Stortford which raised                                       tea party for us.
                                    for 35 people including the
£1,600. He was accompanied
                                    Mayor of Brentwood, Joan          Newholme House - £78
by his daughters, Sophie Austin
                                    Holmes, raising £301. Thanks
and Esther Richards, and Philip                                       King Edmund School - £155
                                    to the shops in Shenfield who
Leader played keyboards.
                                    gave raffle prizes.               Margaret Garrood and Dengie
                                                                      Craft Group - £360
                                                                      Jan Keeble and Laura Watson-
                                                                      £321
                                                                      BBC Essex - £52
                                                                      Jacqui Shadrake - £287
                                                                      Pauline Goldsmith - £27

Karen Fisk held a Give and                                            Scrutton Bland - £250
Gain Charity night. Friends                                           Linda Bowler - £87
and family donated new and
nearly new quality items raising    Liz Davis at the Aubrey Art       Sandi Jenkinson - £205
£500.                               Gallery had a tea party that      Witham Lionesses - £81
                                    raised £162.
Thanks to Sadie Nine and the
rest of Essex on Tour who held a
Variety night, raising over £500.                                     Donations in memory
                                                                      Albert Bailey

                                                                      Michala Branchflower

                                                                      Mrs Brown

                                                                      Debbie Bumstead
                                    Bev Lewis’ Tea for Helen party
                                    raised £1,377.                    Dorothy Crease
Susie Robinson held a plant
sale that raised £300.                                                Barbara Dettmar

Greg Camburn organised                                                Veronica Dieu de Bellefontaine
a night at The Napier Arms,
Woodford with his band
                                                                      Pearla Everett
‘THE BUSINESS’ and also a
                                                                      Josie Everett
backgammon day raising a
total of £250.                                                        Teresa Lee
The Sixth Form Community            Bocking School raised £283 at     Irene Martin
Team at Leventhorpe School          their Tea for Helen party.
organised a Charity Week of                                           Keith Preedy
fundraising events for the pupils
raising £1,472.                                                       Joan Rayner
If you have photos of your
                                                                      Barry Tate
fundraising activities that we
could publish in future editions                                      Claude Ventimiglia
of Moment magazine and
use for publicity, please email                                       Edward Winter
them to us – heather.baldwin@
helenrollason.org.uk                                                  Irene Yarrow


                     …for your family, friends and colleagues                                     19
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                                                                                             about the charity. To assist us with this process, please complete the form below (it is entirely optional) to ensure
                                                                                             we communicate with you in the most appropriate and cost effective way.

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