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Issue 30 – Autumn 2019

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Oakley House, Bromley Common, Bromley BR2 8HA Saturday 30th November 2019 7.00pm - 1.00am Tickets ÂŁ45 includes: 2 course meal, welcome drink, disco, rafFLE & auction In aid of The Chartwell Cancer Trust For more information, contact: Tel: 01959 570322



Published by: C&K Magazine Ltd, Aileen McHugo Building, Westmore Green, Tatsfield, Westerham, Kent TN16 2AG Tel: 01959 570322 Email: Director Matthew Adams Editor Natalie Reilly Features Michael Douglas Barbara Field-Holmes Advertising Michelle Simpson Tel: 07785 281119 Email: Production & Sub-Editing Barbara Field-Holmes Bigg-in Words Ltd Tel: 01959 575031 Email: Design Matt Harding Printed by DG3 Europe Trustees Michael Douglas Bobby Beech Natalie Reilly



utumn has been a busy time for us as momentum gathers on fundraising for our various projects – there is much to report on all fronts since our last issue.

Looking ahead, we enter a busy period over the festive season – much like everyone else at this time of the year and there is a full schedule of exciting activity to share with you. We are proud to announce the opening of a new Chartwell Cancer Trust charity shop close to our offices in Tatsfield, Kent. This shop is the next addition to our portfolio of existing shops which we are very happy to report are all thriving – in Brixton and in Croydon University Hospital. We are looking forward to establishing the Tatsfield shop as another outlet for diverse, highquality second-hand goods but also as a lively hub for the community to come together and find out more about all our appeals and campaigns. In other news, our major projects continue to go from strength to strength as we continue to raise awareness and secure support through a wide variety of activities. Within this issue you can read more about the hugely successful The Great Crystal Palace Positive Path Sponsored 5k Walk which took place on Sunday 29th September. I can speak for the whole Chartwell team when I say how grateful we are to all those walkers who braved unpromising weather conditions to come together in support of the cause. It has also been a busy few weeks for the Lily Pad Appeal – we launched our social media campaign unveiling a series of moving videos with Croydon-born comedian and Appeal ambassador Nish Kumar and young cancer survivor Melissa. Bells Accountants hosted a hugely successful Charity Dinner in honour of the appeal raising a massive £10,000 (further details later in this issue). We also brought together existing supporters and hospital staff for an evening of drinks and delightful canapes at The Store, Croydon to share our heartfelt thanks for all their efforts. Our Christmas festivities start early this year as we host two extra special functions to get everyone into the Christmas spirit. The first – the Lily Pad Appeal Mistletoe Ball will take place at the Hilton Hotel Croydon on Friday 29th November with a 3-course meal, entertainment, a raffle and silent auction. The second is The Great Gatsby Gala at Oakley House, Bromley on Saturday 30th November. Tickets to both events are still available so do get in touch if you are interested.

Group Trustees Laurence Adams David Apps Stacey Brown Paula Cook Barbara Field-Holmes Graham Figg Scott Johnson Kevin Kingshott Dr Anil Lakhani Andrew Snelgrove

This is just some of the fantastic activities that’ll be taking place as 2019 draws to a close. As usual it’s been a year of growth and new challenges for the charity and it remains to say that none of these achievements would be possible without the support of our exceptional staff team and our dedicated supporters – so thank you on behalf of all the hospitals, patients and families whose lives are touched by this vitally important work. Wishing you all a warm and prosperous festive season and new year.


Michael Douglas Founder and Trustee of The Chartwell Cancer Trust

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Contents 6

ews: Summer Garden Party For The CCT, N The James Speller Lodge Annual Ladies Night, Bromley FC get AV1 Robot Demo

8-9 News: Air Smiles Day At Biggin Hill 11 News: Dinner at the House of Commons 13 News: Ciara’s End Of Chemo Party 14 News: The Great Crystal Palace 5k Sponsored Walk – a Huge Success

16 News Feature: Historic Flights Day 18-19 News: The Magic Of AV1: The No Isolation Robot

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ews: The British 10K Run N ews: Skydive N News: Wing-walk Early Warning: Prosecco ‘Jolly’ at

56 57

CCCT Ethan’s Jokes

58 60-64

News: Coded Magic

ews: Annual Bewl Water Dragon Boat N Festival

65 66 67-69 70 71

upporters’ Update: Donations, Legacies, S Supporters of the Year and Ways to Donate Trade Section CCT Supporters’ Profile Healthcare Advice: Hodgkin Lymphoma CCT About Us and Donation Form ews: National Lottery Grant Awarded N to Support The CCT’s Childhood Cancer Support Groups

72-73 Calendar of Events


28-29 30

News: Festival of Flight 2019

Jokes: See pages 12, 32 & 71

ews: Caroline Takes The Thames Bridge N Trek Challenge


Games Page: See page 74, plus solutions to Puzzles from issue 29.

egal Advice: Estate Administration and L Inheritance Tax Planning


ews: St James’s Place Wealth N Management ‘Harvest Moon Ball’, The London Windsor Bike Ride

35 CCT Support: Friends Working Together 36-41 Croydon Update 42 CCT News: Charity Shop News 44-55 CCCT Update: News and Updates,



including Group Meet-Ups, CCCT Donations and CCCT Donation Form and King’s Update We would love to hear from you, so please contact us with your news and views, features and fundraising ideas.

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Summer Garden Party



hank you to Louise Preston for organising a garden party in August for The CCT. Earlier in the year, her best friend of 24 years was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia and received her treatment in the Chartwell Unit. Louise said: “The care by the staff was overwhelming and really helped her friend, family and those who love her to get through the chemo and the toughest of times. After my friend underwent a bone marrow transplant, I decided that I needed to fundraise. I asked her who she would like me to raise the money for, and she immediately replied the Chartwell Unit.” Louise invited friends and neighbours to her garden party. She organised a variety of games and activities including ‘Name the donkey’ (after the consultant who told her friend she was cancer free); a raffle and an auction where her friends donated their time and skills, offering services such as lawn mowing, cooking, cleaning, ironing, car washing, dog walking and babysitting. Unfortunately, her friend, couldn’t attend due to low neutropenic levels. Despite this, the day was great fun and an amazing success. Louise said: “We raised over £700,

The James Speller Lodge ANNUAL LADIES NIGHT


he James Speller Lodge held their annual Ladies Night at Farleigh Golf Club on 21st September and their chosen charity this year was The Chartwell Cancer Trust. They chose to support The CCT as cancer is something that touches so many lives. Rachel Martin, who originally got in touch with us about the Ladies Night said: “A local charity such as this deserves recognition for all the hard work they do as well as the support they provide to patients and their families at a very difficult and emotional time.” Thank you Rachel and to the James Speller Lodge for your wonderful support.

which was a fantastic amount, made possible by all of those who participated and gave so generously, including their time. We hope it will enable the Chartwell Unit to continue helping other people at an immensely difficult time in their lives.”

Bromley FC get AV1 ROBOT DEMO

N Rachel Martin at The James Speller Lodge Annual Ladies Night


eil Smith, Manager of Bromley FC invited CCT’s Michelle Simpson to the Club on Thursday 29th August, where Michelle demonstrated the AV1 No Isolation Robot to the players and management team. They were very impressed to learn about the AV1 ‘No Isolation’ robots and the difference they are making to local children. The Club are helping to raise awareness and funds towards purchasing more robots and we will be at the Bromley FC home game versus Harrogate Town on Saturday 16th November bucket collecting for The CCCT. Thank you to Stephens IT for donating an Ipad for our robot demonstrations!

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AIR SMILES DAY AT BIGGIN HILL On Friday 16th August, aviation charity fly2help hosted a special Air Smiles Day at Biggin Hill Airport for ten families from The CCCT’s Childhood Cancer Support Groups. The order of the day: to have fun, make happy memories and to forget the daily struggle of life for a while.


s expected, it was a typical British Summer’s Day, with continual rain and gusting winds. Unfortunately, the planes were grounded, so no flying. Despite this, fly2help were determined that the families would still have a fantastic time and laid on a feast of ‘ground’ activity including the opportunity to climb on board and explore a luxurious TBM aircraft. The London Fire Brigade had everyone playing with the fire hoses spraying water everywhere. The children got to ride on the fire engines and tried on their uniforms and kit. The Metropolitan Police had vehicles for the children to sit in and play with the equipment. Finger prints and mug shots (photos) were taken so the children could make ‘wanted’ posters. In addition, the police dogs wowed everyone by showing off their special training skills by recovering hidden items.


There was also a fabulous arts and craft table available throughout the day, which proved very popular due to the weather! The families had many special visitors including The Royal Air Force Tucano and RAF Typhoon Display Team, due to the planned Biggin Hill Airshow the following day. The pilots spent time with the families talking about their exciting jobs and how fast they fly! They even joined them for lunch, not something you do every day, lunching with Jet pilots! The Mayor of Bromley, Nicholas Bennett, also popped in to chat and meet the families and Charlie Chartwell made a surprise appearance to the delight of the children.

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Despite the atrocious weather, it was a wonderful day with lots of smiles and happy families. Everyone went home laden with goodie bags and teddies. Thank you to Georgina Godfree from fly2help and her team for organising the whole day. She also made the most amazing chocolate Guinness cake, which not only looked fantastic, but tasted delicious. Thank you also to Fayre Do’s Location and Event Caterers, the fly2help pilots (despite not being able to fly!), Phil for the loan of his aircraft, Annabelle Groombridge and her family for providing and manning the arts and crafts table, the Police, the Fire Brigade, the Air Charter Association, Signature Flight Support, London Biggin Hill Airport, the Lookout Café and the volunteers who gave up their time to help. We were honoured to be the beneficiaries of such a special day.

A delighted Bonnie gives Charlie Chartwell a big hug

The Mayor of Bromley, Nicholas Bennett

Some of the Air Display Pilots!

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As one of the world’s most iconic buildings, no other venue in the country is more steeped in history and instantly recognisable than the Palace of Westminster. This awe-inspiring location with its intricate façade, world-famous tower and breathtaking panorama set the scene for a very special evening for The Chartwell Cancer Trust.


uests including long-standing supporters and new friends and connections made their entrance through the Westminster Hall and central lobby of the palace, along the historic corridors of power and past the statues of kings and dignitaries. This auspicious route led them to the Thames Pavilion for a pre-dinner reception on the Commons Terrace giving guests a chance to drink in the illustrious surroundings and dramatic vistas. Proceedings unfolded as guests took their seats in private Dining Room A with its high-painted ceilings, carved oak panelled walls and classic styling. Senior Trustee Michael Douglas extended a warm welcome to all present and introduced the guest speakers of the evening – Mr Prakash Sinha, Consultant Oncoplastic Breast and Endocrine Surgeon; Bernadette Khan former Mayor of Croydon and Natalie Reilly, Director of The Chartwell Cancer Trust. As the sumptuous dinner concluded with desert and coffee, Michael shared a brief history of The Chartwell Cancer Trust recounting the evolution of the Charity from a standalone initiative to fund an extra Health Care Assistant in the treatment suite of The Princess Royal University Hospital. 14 years later following year on year growth, the Trust now provides a range of support for NHS services in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, Croydon University Hospital, King’s College Hospital, Guy’s Hospital and St Thomas’ Hospital, as well as The PRUH. Following a brief introduction to current appeals and campaigns, Michael handed over to Natalie who shared an update on major fundraising milestones and achievements and gave huge thanks to the multitude of supporters who have given time and funds to help us reach our goals. Michael welcomed the first speaker to the floor – Bernadette Khan, former Mayor of Croydon. Once described as a ‘living legend in local government’, Bernadette has decades of experience in fostering, adoption and child protection and has fostered over 100 children herself. Bernadette gave guests a very compelling insight into the realities for young people in Croydon and the importance of solidarity in helping the borough maintain and improve the local services that the young population need to thrive. With very moving candour, Bernadette shared her own personal experience of cancer having lost her son only last year following his own battle with the disease. Dedicating her tenure to equality, inclusiveness and community empowerment, she chose to support Cancer Research UK during her year in office, with a focus on supporting underfunded medical research to help children with rare forms of cancer.

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Bernadette commended The Chartwell Cancer Trust on its commitment to Croydon University Hospital and to transforming Cancer Services for young patients. Having officially opened the first-ever Great Croydon 5k in aid of the Lily Pad Appeal, Bernadette has gone on to demonstrate her own dedication to this project and planning is underway to co-host a fundraising function in the new year. Michael thanked Bernadette for her engagement with the project and her willingness to lend support as such an influential figure in the Croydon community. He went on to introduce musician and artist Kitty Newnham who provided an impressive musical interlude. Kitty sang two of her own songs and a beautiful rendition of the Bob Dylan hit ‘Make You Feel My Love’. It’s safe to say the audience was deeply moved and entertained. Michael went on to express his delight to be in the company of another dynamic supporter of The Chartwell Cancer Trust – Mr Prakash Sinha – a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast and Endocrine Surgeon at The Princess Royal University Hospital, specialising in breast cancer surgical treatment and surgery of the thyroid gland. Prakash thanked Michael and The CCT team for inviting him to speak and emphasised Michael’s modesty about the amount of support that the Charity had provided over the last 14 years, highlighting some of Michael’s omissions. Prakash went on to give guests a detailed insight into the working practices of a Consultant Surgeon and the operations of the Endoscopy Unit – a very busy, dynamic department which performs around 10,000 endoscopic procedures a year. The unit works seven days a week, 52 weeks a year and plays a vital role in providing diagnostic tests to diagnose Gastrointestinal, Bowel, Lung and pancreas cancers. A major part of the work is to perform procedures in a timely manner to diagnose and treat early cancers and to provide emergency treatment for gastrointestinal bleeding and a variety of other gastrointestinal, liver and lung conditions. With the increase in demand for services, Prakash emphasised the tension between the urgent need to provide a Unit to meet national standards and the restrictions on NHS budgets. Based on this situation, Mr Sinha shared his gratitude towards The Chartwell Cancer Trust who have committed to help raise the £350,000 that is required for this undertaking. Michael closed by thanking Prakash, all of the guests and speakers for their attendance and support, before wishing them a safe journey home and looking forward to seeing them again soon.




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e are so thrilled to report that Ciara Foley celebrated her ‘end of chemo party’ on Saturday 28th September 2019. Ciara had faced a long battle with leukaemia since November 2016, spending several long stays in hospital and enduring some life threatening side effects. She received much of her treatment on Toni & Guy Ward, King’s College Hospital. Ciara’s parents said: “Having a child with cancer and Down Syndrome, is not the end. Children with Down Syndrome (DS) have an approximately 20-fold increased risk of developing acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, and have significantly inferior outcomes due to both higher relapse rates and increased treatment-related mortality.

“The social and support King’s meetups that The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust regularly organises have helped us immensely. We feel less

alone and Ciara has made many friends with children who ‘get it’. She enjoys every treat and outing that the charity provides and talks about them for ages. “We know that Chartwell will continue to be there as we pick up the pieces and try to rebuild our lives. We will still be turning to Chartwell to help keep our spirits up.” Ciara’s parents wanted to Cutter’s Sydenham, Spontaneous celebrate their milestone by giving Productions, Sydenham Family something back to the charity. They Cafe, Ziggly Cafe Sydenham, Pip & organised a raffle at the party in aid of Lil originals, Nandos, Gambados, The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust Shapers women only gym, David which raised over £800. Ciara and her Lloyd Beckenham, Mytime Active parents also took part in the charity’s Leisure centres, Odeon Cinema, 5k Walk at Crystal Palace Park the Sydenham Film Club and Battle Pro very next day topping Wrestling.” their fundraising up to over £1,000, and a further Some of the many donation of lovely prizes £150 from The Michelle Scane Memorial Fund. Ciara’s mum, Deborah said: “Thank you to all our friends and supporters who bought raffle tickets and contributed so many lovely prizes. * Michelle Scane passed away from “There are some who cancer in 2016 leaving her two young need a special highlight; children behind. One son has Down Syndrome. The MSM fund was set Sue Rose (Pilot), up in Michelle’s honour to help ‘any Pauline O’Conner, child with Down Syndrome and a life Petra Hendrikse, Penge Food Hub, threatening illness’ along with other Wellbeing Food, Billings Butcher, Down Syndrome or Cancer causes. Sydenham Flower Studio, Master

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- a huge success!

Over 100 supporters of all ages and abilities signed up to the Crystal Palace Park on Sunday 29th September for ‘The Great Crystal Palace 5k Positive Path Sponsored Walk’ to raise money for The Chartwell Cancer Trust and The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust.


espite, a very wet, chilly and miserable start to the day, our walkers were not deterred! It was fantastic to see so many young participants, their parents, friends and colleagues. Before the walk commenced, Bromley FC football team led the warm up. The walkers were then taken to the start line to meet CCT Trustee Bobby Beech who thanked them for being there and declared the walk officially open!

It was a real pleasure to meet many new faces, welcome friends and to experience how much warmth and support there is for our charities. We are incredibly grateful to you all for taking us into your hearts. The day was a resounding success. Fundraising is still coming in but, to date, we have received around £5,000. The stand at The PRUH promoting the 5k walk

Bromley FC led the warm up

The whole event was extremely well organised thanks to CCT’s Joanne Bennett, Bobby Beech, The CCT Team, volunteers and marshals.


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Historic Flights Day It was a glorious Indian Summer’s Day on Saturday 21st September, perfect for The Chartwell Cancer Trust’s VIP ‘Chartwell’ flying event, courtesy of Shipping and Airlines Ltd.


he CCT was first introduced to Shipping and Airlines Ltd earlier in the year. They were very keen to support us and decided to donate a selection of historic flights for auction at our charity events over the summer. These historic planes up for bidding included: -1 937 de Havilland Dragonfly G-AEDU (The Duchess), the last of the de Havilland series of bi-planes. -1 984 Socata TB20 Trinidad G-OALD, a very popular training and touring aircraft, that became a more powerful, faster and longer in the TB range. -1 936 Miles Falcon Major G-AEEG, the first ever enclosed cabin monoplane and one of two only surviving Miles Falcon Majors in the world. We were delighted that all of the flights were successfully bid on and twelve lucky winners were invited to Biggin Hill Airport to claim their prizes on Saturday 21st September. The day began with a safety briefing and a tour of the Shipping and Airlines’ Hanger, home to their very impressive

private Historic Aircraft Collection. Our auction winners then took to the skies for a 40-minute flight over Biggin Hill towards Westerham, Sevenoaks and Tonbridge, before coming back via Wrotham and Brands Hatch. The experienced pilots gave everyone the opportunity to spot their own houses, pointing out places of interest, for example, the 02 and the Wembley Arch. Due to the clear visibility on such a beautiful day, they could see for miles. Although conditions seemed perfect, there was a strong cross wind, which made landing a little tricky but added to the excitement! Everyone landed safely and to finish off the afternoon, our VIP guests enjoyed a barbeque with Shipping and Airlines’ staff. The 1984 Socata TB20 Trinidad

The 1937 De Havilland Dragonfly known as The Duchess

The 1936 Miles Falcon Major

Brands Hatch from the air

Thank you to Peter Greenyer, Graham Powell, Carl, Tony and all the Shipping and Airlines Ltd team for their support, on what really was a wonderful day, which raised over £2,500.


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THE MAGIC OF AV1: The No Isolation Robot

Pioneering technology keeping young Cancer and Leukaemia patients connected to school life, education, friendship and normality as they undergo treatment.


n estimated 35,000 children in the UK are battling long-term illness and the traumatic upheaval to their lives and inevitable absences from school can be as devastating as the illness itself. For educators and parents, there has been a frustrating lack of solutions to alleviate the isolation and disruption that these children suffer from as a result of their illness - until now

INTRODUCING THE AV1 ROBOT Norwegian company No Isolation have developed an ingeniously simple answer in the form of a compact, portable robot. Equipped with microphone, loudspeaker and camera, the AV1 robot acts as the child’s eyes, ears and voice and livestreams direct to a phone or tablet via an app offering a seamless, interactive connection with school wherever the child is. Its handy portability allows the child to participate in every aspect of school life – all being so important for their wellbeing and social development.

OUR COMMITMENT As part of our ongoing commitment to improving and enhancing cancer care for young people in London and the South East, The Chartwell Cancer Trust are working with No Isolation to expand the use of this technology in the UK and introduce these life-changing robots to hospitals and schools across South London and Kent. To date, we have raised funds and built partnerships to support up to 12 trials with young patients with resoundingly successful outcomes reported by the children, medical staff and teachers alike.

OUR FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE We have a vision – to extend the provision of this transformational technology within our community and eliminate isolation and exclusion amongst our children with long-term illnesses.


With tried and tested results, we are now looking for partners and sponsors to help us raise the funds and realise our ambitions to bring these lifechanging robots to more young people who are desperately in need of a life-line back to their education, peer groups and everyday lives. Grateful thanks to our first ‘Robot Sponsors’ – partners and staff of Messrs. Clarkson Wright & Jakes, Solicitors and VINCI spearheaded by Paulette West. You have just changed a young child’s life. For Orpington teenager Lewis Kelly, one of the young people involved in the trials, the arrival of the AV1 robot has been a game-changing development in his treatment journey. Lewis’ mother Kerri recounts: “Thanks to the robot, Lewis is now able to keep up with his core subjects – it’s incredible to see him tune into class on the move between appointments and immerse himself in his lessons during check-ups and chemotherapy sessions.” With major academic milestones on the horizon such as mock GCSEs, this robot is making all the difference both to Lewis’ daily reality and also to his future. For Lewis and his family, the impact of this technology cannot be overstated, allowing Lewis to reclaim his education, his friendships, his independence and his identity. “Treatment becomes such a massive part of his life, but underneath he’s just a normal 14-year old. So being able to make his friends laugh at the push of a button, to sit next to his best mate in class again – these little details mean the world to my son,” adds Kerri. If you are interested in supporting this pioneering project using technical innovation to change children’s lives, please get in touch to discuss sponsorship opportunities with us. CONTACT: The Chartwell Cancer Trust EMAIL: CALL: 01959 570322

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s part of The CCT’s ongoing commitment to enhance cancer care for young people, the charity is improving the education of young children by equipping schools with new pioneering technology, providing them with a lifeline back to school life, education and normality. It all began over a year ago, when Trustee Michael Douglas was first introduced to the AV1 No Isolation Robot. On seeing how the robots could completely transform the lives of children fighting Cancer and Leukaemia, he decided, there and then, that we must be involved. We are proud to say that we are the first UK charity to fund these lifechanging robots, and together, with the help of support from local businesses, supporters and associations, we have provided 14 robots. The robots have had a massive impact on our young

This traumatic upheaval and inevitable exclusion from all forms of normality can be devastating. They may find themselves completely cut off from the world of school, friendship, structure and routine at such an important time in their lives. The AV1 No Isolation Robot is portable. It sits in the child’s place at school, can be used in the playground, and at lunch-time, or anywhere it can interact with teachers and friends. The child uses a tablet or smartphone to connect with their robot, from wherever they are. Using a special AV1 app which is downloaded onto their tablet, the child can hear, see and speak through the robot. They can control the robot’s movements, where the robot looks, sound and even facial expressions to indicate the child’s mood. However, the battle against cancer continues and we need more robots to meet the growing demand from children, “He loves ‘Wrighty’. This is the first families, teachers time I have seen him smile in ages.” and medical staff. We believe that every child should have the cancer patients, not only providing opportunity to have their own robot a lifeline during treatment, they are while undergoing treatment. keeping them up-to-speed with their Each robot costs around £3,500 plus the education, and helping to maintain their ongoing costs of the service package, friendships. This incredible piece of which is essential. The charity has technology has transformed their lives. been campaigning for VAT relief on the One of the worst things that usually purchase of the robots. We are delighted happen to children undergoing cancer to report that this has now successfully treatment is that they lose touch with been implemented, a saving to us and friends and miss out on their education. our supporters of £700 per unit. Apart from being very unwell, their There is still much to be done and immune system is compromised and it is full steam ahead from here. We they can be confined to an isolated are busy demonstrating the robot to hospital room or their home, often for businesses, communities and schools long periods of time. in our local areas, seeking support and funding for more robots. The following are just a few of the children and their families showing just how grateful they truly are: “The robot is working amazingly well and we cannot thank you enough. My daughter is back in school as much as possible and when she isn’t, she uses the robot for EVERY lesson!!! So between the robot and herself she has 100% attendance even when in hospital or having treatment. The outlook is much brighter for her and us as a family.” The C&K FUNdraising Magazine Issue 30 – 2019

“Thanks to the robot, my son can keep up with his studies, it’s incredible to see him tune into class on the move and between appointments, and immerse himself in his lessons during check-ups and chemotherapy sessions.” “Treatment becomes such a massive part of life but underneath he’s just a normal 14year old. So being able to make his friends laugh at the push of a button, to sit next to his best mate in class again – means the world to my son.” “He is really missing school and his friends already, so this will make all the difference to him, as sadly he has a long journey ahead of him.”

SPONSORS Vinci Facilities Management Clarkson Wright and Jakes Laptops and Lipstick St James’s Place Wealth Management Signature Flight Yorkshire Building Society Valley Primary School Bells Accountants Biggin Hill Social and Sports Club

Thank you to everyone who has supported our Robot Campaign which has enabled us to provide 14 robots and 14 happy children. If you would like to support this pioneering project and help us to change children’s lives, please call 01959 570322 or email info@







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On Sunday 21st July, our wonderful runners united with thousands of others for an unforgettable experience in London this summer as they took part in the 2019 ASICS London 10k Run.




he streets of central London once again played host to the popular LY London 10k Run, with the route ADIL GREEN C C I P taking in some of the capital’s most PARK STATION iconic and historical landmarks. Starting off along Piccadilly by Green Park, the route took runners past Y famous places including Regents Street ILL ST D A and Piccadilly Circus, Pall Mall and C JAMES’S C I START P St James’s Palace, Trafalgar Square, SQUARE The Strand and Victoria Embankment passing the spectacular London Eye on the south side of the River Thames. A quick run over Westminster Bridge and back brought the runners passed Caroline Welch and Gerald Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Owen Temple Lisa Outhwaite Richards from Team Go-Ahead HYDE PARKWestminster Abbey, before turning L MAL CORNER back and heading around Parliament ALL P STATION Square and then off towards the Finish WELLINGTON line at Whitehall. ST JAMES’S GREEN PARK ARCH This year the weather was a little PALACE kinder; it was lovely and sunny and quite warm, but not the sizzling heat TH E CO N that we experienced last summer. S T I T U TI O BUCKINGHAM NH As well as being cheered on by their ILL PALACE own family and friends, our runners GARDENS also benefitted from three ASICS cheer zones, motivational messages Sharon Manwaring and Paul Dwyer Keith Atkinson, Ben Rusby and John Mooney displayed on a big screen at ‘kilometre ST JAMES’S PARK 4’ by Trafalgar Square, and a refreshing ‘Zipcar-Wash’ at ‘kilometre 7’ to help move them through the gears with their Stephens-IT Group ‘Run Smarter’ cheer zone. BUCKINGHAM There was also plenty of entertainment PALACE along the route, with live bands and DJs to help keep the pace going. From drumming sounds to get you moving BI RD C AG E WA and reggae/funk to get you grooving, LK the route offered every encouragement possible. The encouragement certainly worked well. We had 14 runners who completed the run in under the hour! And not only that, our fastest runner StanJAMES’S Hylton ST. this year, Louis Lengthorn from Team from Team Go-Ahead PARK STATION Stephens IT, was 10 minutes faster




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than the fastestCIRCUS runner last STATION year. Louis finished in just 00:45:47, followed closely by Sam Thomas running independently, who finished in 00:45:50. Both Louis and Sam AND were running for The CCT. STR TRAFALGAR In third place, finishing in SQUARE 00:45:55 was Paul Cooper S’S from Team Go-Ahead running ARE for The Lily Pad Appeal, closely followed by Alan Dune Sharene Marshall and from Bromley FC at 00:46:14 CO Donna Maloney Sam Thomas CK in fourth position. SPU RS All of our runners were taking T CHARING part for their own special EMBANKMENT L CROSS L A reasons, some independently and M STATION L L STATION PA some as part of a team. Our teams included:





Team Stephens IT running for FINISH The CCT Everyone made it to the finish line safely. Congratulations and we are very proud of you all. Collectively, they raised £10,500 across The CCT, The CCCT and The CCT Lily DOWNING Pad Appeal. STREET



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If you would like to join our team next year or to find out more, visit or call us on 01959 570322.

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ongratulations to our June and September Skydivers who successfully jumped at the Headcorn Aerodrome in Maidstone. Our tandem teams bravely took to the skies jumping out at 12,000 feet! They were incredibly lucky to have such good weather, blue skies and mild winds, perfect jumping conditions. In June, we had a wonderful team of colleagues from Barclays Bank, Madeline Double, Alex Steeds, Verity Layfield and Luke Ash. Alex jumped in memory of his lovely Grandad, Bazza who bravely fought cancer a few years ago. He was cared for by the Chartwell Unit during his battle. Alex said: “The care and support given to him and our family was incredible, The Chartwell Cancer Trust definitely helped to make a horrible situation easier.” Our fabulous September team were: Amanda Steaman, Rebecca Pryor, CWJ’s Paris Shaw, Laptops and Lipstick’s Josephine Foster, and Michael Cogley from DirectLine. Michael Cogley, was incredibly brave indeed. He said: “I don’t really like heights, have never been in a plane and it scares the life out of me thinking about it, but you only live once, so why not!” He was grateful for the support he received to make the jump and to help cancer patients get the help they need. Rebecca, who also jumped in September said: “I’m always up for a challenge and, if you are going to do one, why not raise money for a good cause at the same time? This year my Nana underwent two operations and radiotherapy at the age of 83. If she can manage this, surely I can manage a sky dive?! A few years ago, I worked with a wonderful girl called Becky who inspired me whilst I was on a University placement. She was so much fun and full of life, but sadly cancer got the better of her in her mid-thirties. She taught me to just go for it and have a go at anything – life is for living. This is for you Becky!” Collectively they raised £7,000, a fantastic achievement and well done for being so brave! Thank you also to Barclays Bank and DirectLine for match-funding their jumpers! Poor 16-year old Jayden Jarivs has had his jump cancelled so many times, but isn’t giving up and does have a new date set! Hopefully we will be able to report a successful and safe landing in the next issue! Jayden may be 17 by then! Good luck to Jayden, fingers crossed this time round.


Amanda Steaman

Amanda Steaman back on ‘terra firma’

Josephine Foster

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hank you to the HR Dept Team for inviting us to their HR seminar on Wednesday 25th September at The Warren. It was a great opportunity to demonstrate the AV1 No Isolation Robot to delegates.


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We have been providing a range of support services in our local areas for over 13 years. We directly support the Chartwell Cancer & Leukaemia Unit and other cancer services in The Princess Royal University Hospital. The unit serves the London Borough of Bromley and surrounding areas.

What we do... We fundraise for additional medical staff, capital projects, equipment and training. We support cancer patients – young and old. Our support for children’s services continues to expand, through our children’s charity ‘The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust’.


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ell done to our wing-walkers who successfully roller-coastered their way around the skies in June and September soaring at the dizzy heights of 50-600 feet and speeds of up to 130mph! Our fabulous three were Norman Clark, Sarah Eastwood and Melanie Cogan. Sarah is no stranger to The Chartwell Cancer Trust and has supported us for some years. Sarah said: “Because I didn’t think that by jumping out of a moving plane in the clouds was enough, I decided that the time had come to do something extraordinary, and push my boundaries of courage and experience by standing on the wing of a plane in the sky. You may well say I’m stupid, perhaps a little crazy, and you would be right to, but this Charity is close to my heart and the way it helps raise important funds is excellent.” Melanie too had her own reason for undertaking this brave challenge. She was diagnosed with Stage 3 Lobular Breast Cancer. She said: “I had no intention of leaving my wonderful boys and pledged to do all I could, in harmony with my medical team, to get rid of the cancer and, hopefully keep it away. “I was treated at The Chartwell Unit and the staff made my time there so much more bearable. The remarkable work they all do and the way they do it with a smile, helped, without a shadow of a doubt, to keep me sane and positive throughout. “I cannot emphasise enough the huge difference the Charity has made in the Chartwell Unit. I am still a patient there; I have finished my chemo, completed a course of radiotherapy and now attend follow-up appointments and treatments, which will continue for the next few years. “I wanted to do more than just say thank you; I wanted to show my deep appreciation another way. For some daft reason I chose to do this being strapped to the top of a flying plane! I don’t like heights at all and am definitely not your typical adrenalin junkie, but I detest cancer more, and wanted to do my part in helping to keep Chartwell going.” Norman Clark also regularly supports the charity He is probably our oldest ‘adrenalin junkie’ at the ripe young age of 79, having previously skydived for The CCT. The age limit for wing-walking is 65, but after, much begging and pleading, he finally got this wish! Well done to the wing-walking team for your amazing and brave efforts and for raising over £7,000! Of course, we have tandem skydives and a wingwalks planned for next year, so, if you think you are brave enough, get in touch!

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he residents of Woodbastwick and Bertie Road in Sydenham gathered for a jolly Prosecco Party on Saturday 5th October. Over 50 people descended on the house of Lucia, Szen and Marco Ong, who were hosting the party in memory of their daughter/sister Annamaria, who died of rhabdomyosarcoma when she was 13 and had been supported by The CCCT while undergoing treatment.

Many bottles of prosecco were cheerfully emptied, while people happily nibbled and snacked away. The guests also brought extra food and drinks, in true neighbourhood spirit. The evening was a great success and there were calls to repeat it next year!

Just some of the partying people having a jolly time!

Many bottles of prosecco were cheerfully emptied.

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Festival of Flight 2019 Report by Barbara Field-Holmes

Despite the absence of the famous Red Arrows, spectators at this year’s Biggin Hill Festival of Flight were well entertained with an impressive line-up of displays, while the Airport paid homage to the WWII pilots and the brave men and women supporting them on the ground, with a Vintage Village at the heart of the festival showground.


he Chartwell Cancer Trust hosted their magnificent VIP Hospitality Marquee once again, on Saturday 17th August. The weather forecast was not good but we prayed for no rain. Our prayers were answered; the day was dry, with more sunshine than expected, enabling our guests to enjoy the day both in the marquee and outside in the private garden area This was the 6th air festival since the air shows at Biggin Hill restarted in 2014, and retained the two-day format introduced in 2017. The first display announced was the Breitling Jet Team, returning to Biggin Hill for the first time since 2006 after their impressive return to the UK skies at Bournemouth in 2018. Mike Ling also returned to Biggin Hill, not as Red 10 but as a pilot for The Blades. Also flying was the Royal Jordanian Falcons flying their four Extra 330LX aircraft. The Royal Jordanian Falcons

The Royal Air Force was very supportive. Some guests were disappointed that the Red Arrows were absent, but the very noisy and equally popular Typhoon was there, along with the Tucano in its final year of service with the RAF before being replaced. Other attractions included the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight with a ‘full set’ with the Lancaster, a Hurricane, a Spitfire and the Dakota all on the flying schedule. Two more Dakotas were also displayed in the 75th Anniversary 28

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year of the Normandy landings in which the type had such an important role. Inside the marquee The CCT VIP guests enjoyed a welcome glass of ‘fizz’ followed by a day of delicious dining, courtesy of Fayre Do’s, who supplied breakfast croissants on arrival, a superb choice of lunch dishes and puddings, and a scrumptious tea of sandwiches and cakes later in the afternoon, all washed down with tea, coffee or soft drinks. A ‘pay bar’ was available for those who wanted something stronger! For the younger guests, there was a special BBQ just outside the marquee. As well as enjoying the air displays and rest of the air show entertainment, VIP guests could participate in The CCT’s Silent Auction and Mobile Phone raffle, and take advantage of the free VIP parking and posh loos! This year the Airport also gave us permission to bucket collect around the show on both days. Thank you to CCT’s Michelle Simpson for coordinating this with a team of amazing volunteers who were up there all day representing and raising additional funds for the charity. Michelle also had the opportunity to talk about The CCT on the main commentary Tannoy on both days. On the day, a total of £12,600 was raised from ticket sales, the Silent Auction and Mobile Phone raffle, and from the CCT stand and bucket collections. Well done everyone! We would like to give a huge Thank You to all our volunteers and The CCT team, who gave up their time to help make the day a big success, and thank you to all those who donated prizes for the Silent Auction – your amazing generosity is greatly appreciated. Special thanks also to: Colin Hitchins and Hannah Gray for allowing us to host our VIP Event Andrew and Elaine Snelgrove, and Rachael Wallis for all her hard work and decorating the tent so superbly Fayre Do’s for the stunning catering Flowers by Georgia for supplying the amazing fishbowl decorations Club Langley for running the ‘pay bar’ and Fizz Reception

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ast year, Caroline Sheehan’s father, David Sheehan, sadly passed away after a three-year battle against cancer. He spent numerous visits in and out of the Chartwell Unit in The PRUH where they cared for him until the end. Caroline said: “I wanted to thank everyone in the Unit for everything they did for him and to help others fight this awful disease.”

Caroline, her brother, his wife, and a couple of friends decided to take on the Thames bridge Trek Challenge, a 25k walk over 16 bridges from Putney Bridge to Tower Bridge. It was a super day and ‘Team Sheehanies’ raised over £3,000 in David’s memory. What a fitting tribute and thank you to Caroline, her family and friends for such an amazing achievement.

‘Team Sheehanies’ raised over £3,000 in David’s memory




n November 2018 the Office of Tax Simplification released its report into how to simplify the inheritance tax (IHT) system. One of its main recommendations was the implementation of a fully integrated digital system for IHT and for changes to be made to the current forms to reduce and simplify the administration of estates. This included a recommendation to introduce very short forms for the simplest estates and updating the conditions that must be met to be able to complete a short IHT form, so as to bring more estates within this short form procedure. The report also noted other areas of complexity, including the Residence Nil Rate Band and the various gift rules and exemptions. Dealing with estates which involve these areas of taxation can be complicated and the associated IHT calculations are far from straightforward. There were some interesting statistics to come out of the report. For example, whilst IHT forms were completed for 275,000 estates in the UK in the 2015 to 2016 tax year, each year fewer than 25,000 estates in the UK actually got paid IHT. This means in more than 90% of cases often lengthy IHT forms are completed even when no IHT is due. Planning your estate and affairs by an experienced solicitor may mean that your estate administration may be removed or simplified. Completing IHT forms can be one of the most time-consuming element of dealing with an estate administration, so the proposal that this form filling process 30

should be removed or simplified for a large number of estates is a welcome one. Seeking independent advice from an experienced solicitor or professional in planning your estate may minimise any inheritance tax due. Where an estate is complex or where there is the potential for family conflict it is advisable to appoint independent executors who have no interest in the estate. This could be a family friend or a trusted work colleague or professional executors such as an accountant or solicitor. We highly recommend that you review your will every 3-5 years to ensure that if there are changes in circumstances (i.e review of tax laws, losing touch or falling out with your executor or change in financial circumstances) your will may be changed to accurately reflect your circumstances. Pishon Gold are proud supporters of The Chartwell Cancer Trust. If you are thinking of leaving a gift to support the work of this charity, we are pleased to offer a 10% discount on our standard will writing service. For more information contact Pishon Gold Solicitors LB of Bromley on 0208 468 1032 or email

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Jokes A burgla r was sent to prison for robbin g a bank but he ref used to tell the police where he had hidden the money. His wife wrote to him in prison and said: “I need to plant the potato e s, but now you’re in prison, there is no one to dig the back garden . I suppos e I’ll have to do it myself.” So the robber wrote back saying : “Don’t touch the back garden that’s where I buried the loot!”. A week later he got anoth er le t ter f rom his wife. It said: “You’ll ne ver belie ve it - ye sterday 30 policemen came round and dug up the back garden !” And the robber wrote back: “Now plant the potato e s!” To keep in shape, I jump queue s. It reduce s my wait. The grass may be greene r on the other side but I imagin e their water bill is higher.

I just thre w some salt over my shoulder for good luck . Ended up smashing a mirror with the salt pot.

I phoned my boss’s mobile. “I’m on the t rain he ading to the south coast now.” “What?” He answered, sounding a bit annoyed. “It’s five o’clock in the morning! What are you doing on a t rain?” “You tell me,” I replied. “You’re the one who told me to be in Brighton e arly this morning.” My wife has been suf fering f rom terrib le he adach e s lately. ..any way, enough about her, back to my drum practi ce.

I got at tacke d by a group of clow ns, but I mana ged to fend them of f… I went for the juggle r.

Thought I’d t re at the girlf riend and take her out for an af ternoon of Te a and Biscuits. All she did was moan. I said: ‘’Ple ase don’t be miserable, just think of all those potential li ve s you have saved by gi ving blood.’’ I’m more than comfortable to be a passenger when my wife wants to dri ve. To show her how happy I am, I e ven wave to her f rom the bus stop.


Whe n our son Kar l li ved at home with us, we got thro ugh 10 was hing mac hine s in five ye ars. In the five ye ars sinc e he lef t, we’v e had just one. That just goe s to show that was hing mac hine s re ally do last long er with Kar l gone .

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Mistletoe Ball Friday 29 th November Hilton Hotel, Waddon Way, Croydon, CR9 4HH

From 7.30pm until 1am

Tickets £65

Includes a three course festive meal and a half bottle of wine

Raffle & Silent Auction Dress Code: Black Tie CARRIAGES AT 1AM

In aid of The Chartwell Cancer Trust Lily Pad Appeal Fundraising for the refurbishment of the New Children’s Oncology Dept, Croydon University Hospital For more information contact Rachel Rogan E: M: 07714 507605

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The Chartwell Cancer Trust, Aileen McHugo Building, Westmore Green, Tatsfield, Kent TN16 2AG




‘HARVEST MOON BALL’ M ichelle Simpson and Trustee Bobby Beech, were delighted to be invited to the St James’s Place Wealth Management ‘Harvest Moon Ball’ at The Grand Hotel in Brighton. We were one of three charities invited along as VIP guests, to highlight examples of charities that have benefited from the St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation. It was a fabulous ‘007’ themed evening, with an incredibly inspiring speech by guest speaker Paralympic champion and Panathlon Ambassador, Liz Johnson followed by dancing until the early hours with an Adele tribute and disco. We would like to thank our hosts and good friends of The CCT, Alison Wright and Michelle Germain for inviting us, and also our fellow guests on the Solitaire table for a truly wonderful evening.

The Solitaire table guests with CCT’s Michelle Simpson and Trustee Bobby Beech

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“Team Unfit Fitties” Hannah, with her nephew and work colleagues


hank you to Hannah McKeown for taking part in the London to Windsor Bike Ride on Sunday 8th September. Hannah chose to take on this challenge as she had lost family and friends to cancer, most recently a lovely lady, Tracey, who she had worked with for many years, who had been cared for in the Chartwell Unit. For Hannah herself, it aided her own recovery. She had tried for a baby for many years through IVF. Finally, after falling pregnant, she sadly had an Ectopic pregnancy in the Spring. Hannah said: “So not to dwell on what I couldn’t have, I focussed on what is good and that I have my health. I signed up to the bike ride and focused on riding in the summer to get me ready.” Her work colleagues joined her and they had a great day and raised almost £1,400 in her friend, Tracy’s memory.

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The Chartwell Cancer Trust is working in collaboration with The Friends of The Princess Royal University Hospital (The PRUH) to help improve the lives of patients and staff within the hospital.

WORKING TOGETHER T he Friends of The PRUH’s aim is to help improve everyday life of patients and staff in The Princess Royal University Hospital. The Charity responds to a wide range of requests, large and small, from medical, nursing and administrative staff, to the purchase of much needed medical equipment to supplement that provided by the NHS. The Friends also provide extra facilities for wards and departments, plus small gifts for patients and staff in the hospital over Christmas and on special occasions.

Recent purchases have included a Bladder Scanner for use in the Discharge Lounge, four new chairs for the Outpatients’ Consulting Rooms, and the refurbishment of staffrooms and patient dayrooms. They also fund courtesy packs for patients returning home on their own and for unplanned admissions, and provide money for afternoon teas for patients with dementia on the Darwin Unit. Over recent months, The Friends of The PRUH have been concentrating on four main projects:

The Friends and the Community Paediatric Team also operate an ‘Oncology Travel Scheme’, similar to that funded by The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust for oncology children when they urgently need to travel to cancer specialist hospitals if an ambulance is not required. The Charity raises funds through events including regular sales of books, toys and gifts, Charity Evenings at the Bromley Little Theatre, and Charity Meals. It also receives generous donations and legacies.

The Friends of The PRUH are always grateful to staff and visitors who support them and are happy to receive donations of good quality books and items for their sales tables. Offers of help would be most welcome too!

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•R efurbishment of a High Dependency Cubicle on the Children’s Ward, partly funded by a generous donation •S onosite Ultrasound Scanner for use in the Anaesthetics Department •R efurbishment of a waiting room and viewing room in the Mortuary, assisted by contributions from three local Funeral Directors •P roviding much needed seating in the X-ray department in conjunction with The Chartwell Cancer Trust




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e are delighted to report that design work on the Paediatric Village is progressing well. Building work is expected to commence early January. Phase One will be the building of the inpatient ward and short stay area, Phase Two will be Oncology and High Dependency, and Phase Three Paediatric Recovery (following surgery). The architects have also incorporated a big internal courtyard into the design which is really exciting as it will create some outside space, and more importantly, will bring light into the new unit, which was not part of the originals plans. With the amazing support and community spirit from Croydonians, we have raised over

£250,000 towards our goal to reach £750,000 to create the new state-of-the-art Oncology Unit, as part of the redevelopment project.

Croydon has an amazing community spirit and real people power which we need to harness to realise our vision for the borough.

There is still much more to be done to reach our goal and we need your help to get there! We are reaching out to all corners of Croydon – from residents, local councillors, businesses, schools and faith groups to famous faces like star comedian Nish Kumar, our Appeal Ambassador (see page 39).



combination of great weather, great food, and a great game led to Day Lewis raising record funds for the Lily Pad Appeal during our annual Golf day on 28th June 2019. The day took place at Bletchingley Golf Club, Surrey, and over 80 players participated.


The golfing event was followed up with a mouth-watering Indian BBQ, paving the way for an auction with a few flagship prizes, such as a short stay in a Villa in St Tropez, and a signed Rugby ball.

support we would not have been able to host the event and collect over £9600 for the charity. The donations were matched pound for pound by the Day Lewis Family, giving a grand total of over £19,000.

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Two Fantastic Fundraising Efforts from Supportive Local Team of Accountants


ur friends at local accountancy firm Bells Accountants in Chislehurst have pulled out all the stops over the last few weeks. They not only took part in The Great Positive Path 5K Sponsored Walk around Crystal Palace Park on 29th September 2019 (which really was not a walk in the park for business owner, Joanne Bell who was 7 months pregnant at the time), they also hosted a fantastic Charity Dinner with Bailey Ahmad Business Recovery, to raise money for The Lily Pad appeal, specifically the refurbishment of the new Children’s oncology department at Croydon University Hospital.

The black tie dinner was held on Thursday 10th October 2019 at the Hallmark Hotel London Croydon Aerodrome and was enjoyed by a great turnout of guests. Everyone was looking glamorous, in good spirits and they all enjoyed the three course meal, endless supply of drinks, raffle auction and live entertainment. Joanna Bell adds: “We had an absolutely fantastic night and were overwhelmed by the support we received. Thank you to everyone who came to the event or supported the cause in some way. We raised a whopping £10,000 for an amazing charity. You have all made a big difference to the children and local families affected by cancer.”



hank you to Dean Smith for taking part in the Action Challenge 100k South Coast Challenge on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September for the Lily Pad Appeal. Unfortunately, he was unable to complete the entire 100km due to large blisters on the balls of his feed and he was advised not to continue. He managed to complete half of the challenge and received a ‘Half Challenge Medal’. He also raised over an amazing £1710 which he presented to Rachel Rogan outside our charity shop within Croydon University Hospital. Well done Dean, it was still a major achievement! We are very proud of you!

Dean Smith presents Rachel Rogan wth a cheque


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Star Comedian Nish Kumar, Appeal Ambassador for The Lily Pad Appeal


roydon-born and bred, TV personality Nish Kumar is on a mission to transform cancer care facilities for Croydon’s young people by throwing his support behind the Lily Pad Appeal. As a celebrated stand-up comic and broadcaster increasingly in the spotlight, Nish recently took time out from his busy TV and touring schedule to collaborate with brave young cancer survivor Melissa to spread the word through a series

of moving campaign videos, driven by their shared commitment to the borough they both love and call home. “I’m getting behind this appeal because Croydon University Hospital is a really important part of people’s lives in Croydon and I believe that we should do everything we can to support it,” explained Nish. Melissa was a natural in the interviewer’s chair and got the low-

down from Nish on everything from growing up in Croydon, his misspent youth, to getting him to spill the beans on ‘The Best Ever joke in the history of Western Civilisation’ (mmm... we are not so sure…). You can find the Nish and Melissa’s campaign videos at star-comedian-nish-kumar-getsbehind-the-lily-pad-appeal/



hank you to Anthea Thorpe for organising a garden party for Trefoil Guild in August in aid of the Lily Pad Appeal. Trefoil Guild, is part of a girl guide movement for adults (female and male). It was a lovely sunny, warm afternoon and extremely well attended by Trefoil Members. Trefoil have invited us to talk to the whole Group next year which we very much look forward to. Andrea also donated glasses, mobile phone cases and hats to our charity pop up shop in Croydon University Hospital, which has been very well received.

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hroughout October, The Shutter Studio in Beckenham donated £10 from every Plantation Shutter, Made to Measure Blind and Carpentry purchase to the Lily Pad appeal. In addition to this, they fundraised amongst their team to hit their target of £1500. Thank you so much for choosing to support us.


hank you Jo Bodley for making these wonderful crocheted cuddly frogs for the charity shop in CUH which have proved extremely popular and are ‘leaping’ out of the shop!




hen we visited the Fellows Court Residential Home in Morland Road in August we were delighted to receive these lovely hand-made knitted blankets, donated by the knitting group for the charity shop in CUH. Thank you!


hank you to all customers of the Co-op who frequented their stores in Addiscombe Road, Selhurst, Croydon, South Croydon and Thornton Heath for supporting the Lily Pad Appeal in 2019 through the Co-op Local Community Fund Scheme. With their amazing generosity around £10,200 was raised, a fantastic achievement.



ur pop up charity shop located in the main reception of Croydon University Hospital is thriving and has a real community feel. The shop not only sells second hand items but plants, marmalade, quilts, and knitted items that have been made and donated. The shop holds regular cakes sales and raffles.

In the run up to the festive season, do something special this Christmas and show Croydon you mean business! Join our Lily Pad Christmas Appeal • Hold your own fundraiser event like a Christmas Jumper Day. • Join The Lily Pad Appeal Christmas Draw – Grand prize £500! • Make a donation

This project will transform Children’s Cancer Care for Croydon. Don’t just take our word for it...


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LILY PAD APPEAL POEM You’d walk through hot coals for your child if you could. No ifs or buts or maybe, no might or perhaps, but would. Life’s not fair it seems when cancer’s dealt out a card. Its’ bad enough for an adult but to your child, it’s so hard. To see your children suffer, for a parent it’s bad enough. But your child is all that matters, and that is really tough. To visit them in hospital, to see them day by day by day. Going through their treatment, as you have to look away. The tears you shed and try to help, to make them understand. The pain they’re going through as you hold their tiny hand. There are times you cannot look, you feel their aches and pains. They cannot understand what makes them frail; the strain. Give some comfort on the ward, make their stay a better one. With a life-changing illness such as cancer – this battle should be won.

So, to help a child, the Lily Pad Appeal reaches out to me and you. To make things better for little ones, and their parents too. Make a pledge, offer help, big or small, financial of some kind. Give back a little bit and ease their parent’s worried minds. It seems a lot – but £750,000 is what Croydon University Hospital need to find…. Written by an Instagram Supporter of The CCT Lily Pad Appeal



Thank you to:

Well done to Andreas Kerschbaumer and his son for taking on the Three Peaks Challenge in July. They hiked up Ben Nevis, Scaffel Pike and Snowdon all in one day! Thank you for choosing the Lily Pad Appeal and for raising almost £2,000. Carry on Camping Tina Rose from Chartwell Travel who are supporting the Lily Pad Appeal for the year – roughed it out for two nights in a no-frills tent in the wild fields of Dorset. She had no access to mobiles or emails and most importantly no luxuries! It was a fantastic challenge and she raised over a wonderful £3500. Well done and thank you so much for your support. Waitrose Community Matters Programme, East Croydon WELLINGTON REY The Irving Memorial Trust Grant Award Mikhil, Joshua, Bernadette Nirmal for organising a Book Sale at Barclays Bank Whitgift Library In memory of Jean Allen Sally O’Connell and her ERS team for selling plants at CUH Oasis Coulsdon Sweet Sale



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e are delighted that our pop up Chartwell Charity Shop in Brixton, Acre Lane will be open for another year. The Charity Shop has grown since it first opened in December 2017. The shop, is run and managed by The CCT with the help of from wonderful team of volunteers. The shop hosts an array of good quality second hand items and is very popular among the local community.


n collaboration with the charity shop, the House of Hygge coffee lounge and event space next door is now firmly established. HOH prides itself on offering fantastic coffee as well as a selection of beverages, snacks, yoga and events. This experiential pop up store aims to create a relaxing, collaborative and inspiring environment, a one-stop shop for a mind and body MOT. HOH also hosts The CCT’s King’s Childhood Cancer Support Meet-ups, workshops and even weddings!


he CCT’s newest charity shop opened in September in Tatsfield. The shop is currently open every Saturday selling a range of high quality donated items, gifts and merchandise. There are plans to open the shop during the week and we are looking for volunteers to join our friendly team.


he charity shop in Croydon University Hospital, supporting the Lily Pad Appeal is thriving and has been a fantastic success thanks to CCT’s Rachel Rogan and her amazing volunteer team. The shop also runs coffee mornings, cakes sales and raffles. It is a very busy, bustling shop and is incredibly popular with everyone who frequents the hospital. The Lily Pad Appeal is running a special Christmas Grand Draw raffle this year, and raffle tickets are available from the shop. The Draw is taking place during the Christmas Carol Concert on Wednesday 11th December in the main hospital reception by the shop. The 1st prize is £500, 2nd prize is £250 and 3rd prize is £100 plus bonus prizes. Tickets are £1 and are also available from the office.


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trip to Cineworld on Sunday 28th July to watch Toy Story 4 was a real hit with the Tiger Ward Group! The group were treated to their own private viewing and goodies to boot! Many of the children even brought their own Toy Story toys along with them! Isaac, Orlagh and Emilia were so excited to be going to the cinema (right). This was Orlagh’s first trip out since she became sick, due to risk of infection. The meet ups really do make such a difference.


ver in Bromley, also on Sunday 28th July, we hosted ‘Chartwell’s Got Talent’ in the Playzone at Bromley Football Club. Our very talented children were keen to impress with their variety of acts, which included singing, dancing and even a violin solo. It was a great show and there was not a dry eye in the house. This was followed by a grand finale from The Greatest Showman featuring all of the children. Everyone got involved, and those who did not want to be on stage, helped behind the scenes! Whilst deciding the winner, everyone enjoyed a delicious party tea. It proved an impossible task, as in our eyes, they are all champions. Instead, everyone took it in turns to wear the special ‘CGT’ crown, had their paparazzi pictures taken, and chose a prize. The afternoon finished with some traditional party games and the ‘Hokey Cokey’, a firm favourite! It was lots of fun and one of the children told Michelle that this was the best meet up ever! Thank you to Bromley FC for being wonderful hosts and for always making us so welcome. We also welcomed our newest members to the group, ‘Three dads and their babies’.


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n Wednesday 28th August, The Frog Group went on a swash buckling adventure with Pirate Dan. The children and adults had an amazing time following a map to find the hidden treasure. They spent the day sailing the seas hunting for the treasure that nobody else could find. They also walked through swamps, crept past sleeping crocodiles, and after much digging in the sand, found the treasure at last! Everyone had a wonderful, but thoroughly exhausting time!


n Sunday 1st September, the Tiger Ward Group children met at Pizza Express in Bexleyheath to make pizzas and play games. It was a great opportunity for the families to get together, to not only offer support to each other, but to enjoy very tasty pizzas! The chef also had the children throwing dough across the table, which, the children absolutely loved!

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LOOKING FOR A CHARITY TO SUPPORT THIS CHRISTMAS? Get behind a local cause that will change young lives forever. The Lily Pad Appeal is raising £750,000 to build a new state-of-the-art Oncology Unit as part of the full redevelopment of Paediatric Services in Croydon University Hospital. Round up friends, family and colleagues and feel the warm glow of some festive fundraising!





Make the Lily Pad Appeal the cause you commit to this Christmas as an individual, a family, a group of friends or as a company.

Any amount large or small, a single or regular donation will help make long-lasting change for young people in our community.

Christmas Jumper days, parties, bake-offs… There are endless ways to raise money and have fun while you’re at it!

Promote #LilyPadAppeal through your networks and pages. Spread the word and help our campaign snowball this Christmas.

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n Wednesday 21st September, our budding sea-farers donned their life jackets for an immersive and interactive journey across the Ocean at the ‘You, Me & the Sea’ interactive experience in The Glades, Bromley. The children explored the history of nautical travel, learnt about famous explorers, and even took a trip to the depths of the seabed in The Glades’ Submarine. Everyone had a great time and really enjoyed taking part. Thank you to The Glades for inviting us along to our own private session.

There are currently four Chartwell Cancer Trust Childhood Cancer Support Groups. The Tiger Ward Childhood Cancer Support Group for oncology children being treated in the Tiger Ward, Queen Elizabeth Hospital up until six months’ post treatment.

The Bromley Childhood Cancer Support Group – for children receiving oncology treatment and post treatment who reside in Bromley and the local surrounding areas.

The Frog Childhood Cancer Support Group – for children receiving oncology treatment for up to six months’ post treatment, Croydon University Hospital.

The King’s Childhood Cancer Support Group – for children receiving oncology treatment at King’s College Hospital and post treatment.


01959 570322 *The groups have their own Facebook pages where members can find further information on group activities and future meet-ups.

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On the 1st March 2019, Louise and Jim Lysandrou Meehan heard the worst

onnie’s news any parents could ever hear, their little princess Bonnie-Louisa, who is mum, just four years old, has ALL (Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia). Bonnie is now Louise, said: undergoing chemotherapy for the next 2.5 years and is being treated on “We never Tiger Ward, Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QE). thought that, as a family, we would be in the position where Superhero Bonnie you need charities for support, but it proves the point that cancer really doesn’t care who you are, or what age you are. We feel it is time to give something back. We have always helped to contribute in the past, but now it’s real and personal, and life for us is a ‘new normal’.” Louise and Jim, and their family and friends are on a mission to raise £10,000. Louise added: “We would like to raise as much money as possible for all the support, kindness and empathy we have been shown. It is a truly amazing hospital. They put on activities for the children to help make their journey that little bit easier, and they need our help and support to continue to do this.” Bonnie’s family started a fundraising campaign in August. The generosity and support from family and friends has been overwhelming. All of the children in the family have got involved and took part in a 5k run in September. Santander in Clapham Junction organised a fantastic ‘Carnival’ on Wednesday 16th October with traditional activities and games displayed all over the branch. Their local beefeater has put a charity box on the bar on a permanent basis and has donated wine and meals as auction prizes. The main event was ‘Bonnie’s Ball’ on the 19th Bonnie and October at The Boathouse in Danson Park mum, Louise organised by Louise and Jim, with the help of their good friend Jackie Daley. Over 130 people attended including the nurses and care assistants from the QE. Louise and Jim opened the evening with a lovely heartfelt speech followed by Bonnie who sang ‘A Million Dreams’ from The Greatest Showman. Jackie said: “Bonnie brought the house down.” There was not a dry eye in the room. There was also live music, a DJ, raffle and Thank you so much auction with over 50 raffle prizes. Lead to Louise and Jim, Paediatric Oncology Nurse Specialist from her family, friends and Tiger Ward, Cat Wilde, won the best raffle colleagues for this truly prize of the night, a well-deserved spa amazing support. They weekend. The event raised an amazing have totally smashed £7,000. their fundraising which Louise and Jim have other fundraising Bonnie sings ‘A Million Dreams’ has reached an incredible activities planned leading up to from The Greatest Showman £14,500 so far. Christmas and for next year.

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oger Cruttenden and Phil Draper from The Society of Kent Golf Captains presented Trustee Michael Douglas with a cheque for £2,000 for The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust on Wednesday 18th September at The CCT’s Tatsfield Office. The Kent Captains were introduced to the charity by Patrick Donaghey. Pat is the current captain of the West Kent Golf Club, who are currently supporting The Chartwell Cancer Trust. The Society of Kent Golf Captains organises a series of golf days and matches throughout the year, and at these, they collect donations to be distributed to worthy children’s causes. We were delighted to have been selected. It was a pleasure to meet Roger and Phil in September, and we gratefully thank Kent Golf Captain for their wonderful support.


Cat Wilde, Lead Macmillan Paediatric Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist on Tiger Ward


Trustee Michael Douglas and The CCT Team presented with a cheque from Society of Kent Captains

at Wilde, Lead Macmillan Paediatric Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist on Tiger Ward attended a training course ‘Progressing Your Paediatric Oncology Unit’ in Birmingham on Friday 11th October. The event was run by the Lead Oncology Team and designed to support oncology shared-care units. Cat Wilde said: “The day was extremely beneficial and it will allow me to further enhance our services on Tiger Ward, which we are aiming to do over the next few months when administering infusional day case chemotherapy. I am very grateful to The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust for funding my attendance as it allows very important networking and learning to better serve our patients.”


hank you to SmartKidStore for donating this stunning country estate kitchen to the Tiger Ward, QEH complete with all the parts illustrated in the picture! This has been warmly received by our young cancer patients.



ophie Powell was passionate about raising money for Tiger Ward having spent a lot of time undergoing treatment there. Sophie is the inspiration for Sophie’s Wish, the holiday home available for our childhood oncology families. Sophie’s family organised another Charity Disco in her memory on Friday, 4th October at Falconwood Community Centre. Ticket sales, a raffle and auction, together with a tombola and hot dog sales raised just over an Karen & Nikki at the Charity Disco incredible £4,000.

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The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust is raising funds through the AmazonSmile fundraising scheme. The scheme, operated by Amazon, allows you to purchase the same selection of products. Through AmazonSmile, 0.5% of the purchases are donated to charity. Simply log into with your existing Amazon account to sign up and select The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust as your supported charity. You can do all your shopping through AmazonSmile. All donations will be sent to us automatically. At the moment there is no AmazonSmile App but you can still shop by phone by creating a short cut to the website.


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ince 2016, each year supporters Betty and Dave Croft have been planting over three thousand seeds to sell plants outside their home in Grove Park for The CCCT. Their plants are incredibly popular with repeat and new customers year on year. They both must have very green fingers as their feedback has been excellent! Their daughter, Joanna, also helps to sell the plants by taking orders and doing the deliveries. She also set up a Facebook page to boost sales, which has been a great success. This year, they raised £1,500 bringing their overall fundraising total to over £5,000. Betty and Dave have already begun planting seeds ready for next year. Thank you so much for your fantastic support, which is so greatly appreciated by The CCCT Team and our young cancer patients.

Betty, Dave and their daughter Joanna



charity called Chemoduck makes toy ducks that produce central lines and bandanas to help young cancer patients who are struggling with their line and the procedures they have to go through. We have recently provided 20 of these extremely valuable ‘Chemoducks’ on our oncology units to help our young patients during treatment.

Thank you to Shooters Hill co-op shoppers


hank you to all of Co-op shoppers who frequented their stores in Shooters Hill and Kidbrooke Park for supporting The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust Childhood Cancer Support Groups in 2019 through the Co-op Local Community Fund Scheme. With their amazing generosity around £5,700 was raised, a fantastic achievement.


Summer and her mum, Louise raised money for the Treasure Basket



hen the children go into the Tiger Ward, they can choose a small gift from the treasure basket. This helps to take their mind off the treatment they are having. Thanks to our supporters, The CCCT continues to top up and replenish the Treasure Basket whenever it’s needed. A wonderful example of this, is Summer and her mum Louise, who noticed that sometimes there isn’t always a great selection in the Treasure Box on Tiger Ward. They therefore organised a coffee morning and, with the money that was raised, went out and purchased lots of wonderful treats for the children who have to undergo procedures or treatment.

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The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust Supporting oncology children and families in your area Toni & Guy Ward – King’s College Hospital – We are working with the medical team to help enhance and upgrade the Ward including the refurbishment of the cubicles. We have put in a coffee machine for the medical staff, and we replenish the neutropenic cupboard with books, games and toys when it is needed. Frog/Lily Pad Appeal – Croydon University Hospital – We support the oncology medical team by providing medical equipment, nurse training, taxis for patients and top up the treasure chest with toys on a regular basis. We are raising £750,000 to create a stateof-the-art Children’s Oncology Unit, Part of the New Integrated Village at Croydon University Hospital. And there is more… • We are also improving the education of our children by equipping schools with ‘No Isolation’ Robots, giving seriously ill children,

live, interactive connections to their classroom, teachers and peers. • We have a lovely holiday home for oncology families on the Isle of Wight equipped to cater for neutropenic children. On the island, there is a Paediatric Oncology Unit so that oncology families can spend family time away safe in the knowledge that it is close by. We rely on our supporters to help make all of this happen through donations and fundraising events.

How you can help: Be a patron / Make a Donation / Join one of our events / Nominate us as your chosen charity / Host an Early Warning Coffee Morning or Prosecco Soirée / Attend one of our charity gala evenings / dinners / theatre nights. MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO CANCER CARE DONATE TODAY


or over 13 years, The Chartwell Cancer Trust has been supporting local cancer and leukaemia services to improve cancer care for children and adults. Through our fundraising, we provide a range of support services for capital projects, equipment, training and additional medical staff. Our support enables ongoing enhancements to facilities and equipment and the life-line of Patient and Family Support Groups and financial assistance packages. We are committed to raising funds for our local Paediatric Oncology Shared Care Units (POSCU). We also fund four childhood cancer support groups offering valuable support to oncology children and their families. Tiger Ward – Queen Elizabeth Hospital – We have helped to fund a new kitchen, sensory equipment and a magic floor, a Health Care Assistant and specialist medical equipment including custom built blood pressure machines. We have put in a coffee machine on the Ward and we top up the children’s treasure chest on a regular basis.


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The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust, Barclays Bank, Bromley Branch (You can cancel your standing order at any time you wish – there are no fixed tie-ins.) Sort Code: 20-12-26, Account No.: 13631710 Signature: .......................................................................... Date: .................................................. The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust, Aileen McHugo Building, Westmore Green,Tatsfield, Kent TN16 2AG T: 01959 570322 E:

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Our support for Children’s services continues to expand. To reflect this expansion of our activities the children’s arm of The CCT will now be known as The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust.

What we do... Through our fundraising, we provide a range of support services for children and their families, raising funds for capital projects, equipment, training and additional medical staff in our local areas, and funding local childhood cancer support groups in Bromley, Croydon and South London.

Every donation we receive gets seriously ill children being treated in all of our hospitals closer to the facilities they deserve.


How... • • • • •

Our ambition is to provide the same level of support for our children that is found in the large London hospitals.

We rely solely on donations from supporters, patrons, sponsors and fundraisers.

Make a one-off or regular donations • Take part in a fundraising challenge • Attend or sponsor one of our events Organise your own fundraiser Nominate us as your charity of the year

Partner with us Host an event

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS We are urgently seeking volunteers to spare some time to help us in all areas. If you would like to be a volunteer, please contact us for more details. Contact: 01959 570322 Email Visit:

The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust, Room 3, Aileen McHugo Building Westmore Green, Tatsfield, Kent TN16 2AG

“Supporting oncology wards in hospitals throughout our area.”


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he Swan Pub in West Wickham continue to support The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust. Their latest venture was a charity football ‘Neil vs Ben’ match at West Wickham playing fields on Sunday 13th October. Although the weather was not on their side, both teams enthusiastically threw themselves into the game, with many goals on both sides – probably too many to count! All in all, a great afternoon! Thank you so much to The Swan and their teams for such an amazing effort. Next on the agenda is the Spooky Halloween Kids charity disco on the 31st October. They have also put up a Christmas Tree and have invited local businesses and customers to donate presents to their Christmas Gift Appeal for our Childhood Cancer Support Groups.


packs are a big hit


hank you to a very special young lady, Annabelle Groombridge, for the amazing S.T.E.A.M learning packs she has created for our children’s oncology wards. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. They are similar to STEM learning packs but Annabelle wanted to add in the Art Element. Each STEAM Pack contains a mixture of fun items to aid learning that have either been donated or she has purchased with her own pocket money. Annabelle knows first-hand what it is like to stay in hospital, often

for several days at a time with nothing to do, as she suffers with a very rare painful bone condition. She has learnt to live with the pain and adapt to what she can cope with on a daily basis. Focusing her energies on making the STEAM Packs, and knowing that her efforts are helping other children in similar situations, gets her through her own difficult times. If this wasn’t enough, Annabelle has



e are delighted to announce that Trinity School in Croydon have chosen The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust as their charity for the next academic school year. Thank you to Emma Pyott, from Laptops & Lipstick, and Nicola Scott from The Athena Network for nominating us to the school. We were invited to attend their AGM on 7th October where CCT’s Michelle Simpson was given the opportunity to talk about our charity work and to demonstrate the AV1 ‘No Isolation’ Robot to parents and staff. We look forward to working with Trinity School over the coming year.

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‘Gummy’ who was hatched by one of our children, from a dinosaur egg in the STEAM pack

also donated lovely teddies and butterfly catchers for our childhood cancer support groups. Annabelle is truly inspirational and we are so grateful to her for giving up her time to make these exceptional packs for our oncology children.

CCCT Supporters of the Year Laptops and Lipstick Pettswood Lynwood TG – extended to another year Trinity Thank you Warboar Games & Café, Bromley for their recent donation and continued support.

Grant Awards We were delighted to receive an award from The National Lottery Community Fund which reflects the quality of the work we are doing for our childhood cancer support groups. We also received an award from The Morrisons Foundation that supports charities for making a positive difference in our local community.



Welcome to Ethan’s jokes page... Send Ethan your favourite joke and we will put it in our next issue. You may also include a photo of yourself if you want to. Ethan Douglas-Johnson, Children’s Joke Editor.

Wh y didn’t the ske leto n go to sch ool? His hea rt wa sn’t in it.

What mon ster plays trick s on Hallo wee n? Pran k-en stein !

Wh at kin d of mus ic do mummie s love? Wrap mus ic.

Wh at do ghos ts was h thei r hair with? Shambo o!

What’s a witch’s favori te subjec t in school ? Spelling.

What is a mon ster ’s favo urite dess ert? I scre am!

Wh at fru it do sca rec rows love the mo st? Straw-be rrie s.

What does a witch use to do her hair? Scarespray !

Wh at happen s wh en a gho st get s lost in the fog? He is mis t.

What room does a ghos t not need? A living room .

What do you call t wo witche s living togeth er? Broommates . Wh at pos itio n doe s a gho st play in hoc key? Gho ulie .

What happ ens whe n a vam pire goes in the snow ? Fros t bite!

Wh at do you call a witc h who goes to the beac h? A sand-wit ch.

Wh at do you give a vam pire wh en he’s sick? Coffin- dro ps.

What did the little boy say when she had to choose bet ween a tricyc le and candy? Trike or Treat!

What is a vampire’s favorite fruit? A blood orange.

Wh ere do baby gho sts go dur ing the day? Daysca re cen tre s!

Why didn’t the skeleton go to the dan ce? Because he had no “bod y” to dan ce with . Are any Hallo wee n mon sters good at mat hs? Only Coun t Drac ula!

Wh ere do gho sts like to travel on vac atio n? The Dead Sea !

Whe n is it bad luck to be follo wed by a blac k cat? If you are a mouse.

Wh at’s big, sca ry and has three wh eels? A mo nster ridi ng a tricycle !

Wh y did the zom bie skip sch ool? He felt rot ten .

What do birds say on Halloween? Trick or Tweet !


How do you fix a cracke d pum pki n? A pum pki n patch.

Wh at does the ghos t call his true love? My ghou l-friend.

Wh at kin d of dog doe s Dracula have? A bloo d hou nd.

How do vam pire s sta rt the ir letters? “Tom b it may con cer n…”

What kind s of trousers do ghos ts wea r? Boo-jean s. What inst rument does a skeleton play? The trom bone . What is a ghos t’s nose full of? Booo ooog ies!

How do you get inside a locked cemetery at night? Use a Skeleton Key to unlock the gates!

Wh y are ske leto ns so calm? Bec aus e not hing get s under the ir skin !

Why don’t vampires have more friends? Because they are a pain in the neck.

What do you call a mon ster with no neck? The Lost Neck Mon ster.

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Annual Bewl Water Dragon Boat Festival


n Saturday 7th September, our Dragon Boat crew competed in the Annual Bewl Water Dragon Boat Festival. Once again, we had three boats entered: ‘Dad’s Navy’, ‘Laptops and Lipstick’ and ‘Beach Babes’. Thank you to Group Trustee and Captain Paula Cook, for organising the crew throughout the day and for attempting to steer them to victory! Congratulations for successfully completing all three of your heats, fit and well, albeit a little wet around the gills. Fundraising is still swimming in and there will be a full report on how our teams got on in the next issue.

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Laptops and Lipstick

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CODED MAGIC Nelson’s Pride, the Bromley branch of the Foresters Friendly Society, have again been busy raising funds for The Chartwell Cancer Trust and proudly presented Group Trustee, Barbara Field-Holmes, with a cheque for £600.


agic and coded mystery were the order of the day at the recent Magic Show, held on Sunday 1st September at The Bromley Court Hotel. It was hosted by Nelson’s Pride, the Bromley branch of the Foresters Friendly Society. Mike the magician, (past Chairman of the Foresters Friendly Society and branch Secretary), kept the

“As part of its ongoing mission to support local cancer services across the Bromley Borough, South London and Kent, the Charity is raising £350,000 towards the upgrade and refurbishment of the Endoscopy Cancer Unit in The Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough, Kent,” explained Barbara. “The Unit needs this vital upgrade to cope with the increase in demand for endoscopic services, crucial in the early diagnosis of most common cancers. “In addition, the Charity is fundraising to improve the Magic Mike!

members and guests entertained with his intriguing ‘Da Vinci Code’ magic act as based on the book written by Dan Brown. With much audience participation, including that of the Foresters’ High Chief Ranger Michael Charlton-Hubble, who also attended the event, Mike kept everyone wondering just how he managed to come up with the right answers.

education of very unwell young children by equipping schools with a new pioneering technology – the AV1 No Isolation Robot. These life-changing robots are the gateway between keeping young cancer and leukaemia patients connected to school life, education, friendship and normality as they undergo treatment. “The money raised throughout the year will go towards these and other projects. The CCT thanks you for your continued support.”

Mike and High Chief Ranger Michael

Following the show, Avril proudly presented Group Trustee, Barbara Field-Holmes, with a cheque for £600, money raised at various social events held throughout the year. Barbara thanked everyone for their kind support and spoke about some of the projects that The CCT is raising money for.


Mike, Barbara and Avril with a cheque for money raised through various social events held throughout the year

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e are delighted to report that CWJ are really on course with their fundraising campaign to purchase three AV1 No Isolation Robots. ‘Clarky’ and ‘Wrighty’ (see page 19 ) are in full swing and currently assisting two of our young cancer patients in the Bromley Borough. This is thanks to CWJ staff and clients including Alis Ahemodova, Odette Gordon, and most recently, Paris Shaw, who took part in our tandem team skydives. CWJ’s most recent fundraiser was a dog walk in September. Their annual Christmas shopping event is planned for Wednesday 27th November open to anyone who would like to drop in and grab some fantastic presents for Christmas. Thank you for your support and we are sure ‘Jakey’ will be making an appearance soon.



s part of their ongoing support to The Chartwell Cancer Trust, The JAG’s are hosting their annual Christmas Party on Saturday 7th December at their own club venue in Biggin Hill. As well as Jaguar Members, the party has been extended to everyone who would like to support The CCT. There will be a delicious three course meal, mince pies, and lots of fun and live entertainment. ‘Swing’ is the theme and you are invited to adorn 194050s attire! Tickets are £35.00 per person. If you would like more information, contact the office on 01959 570322 or email

Saturday 7th December Step back in time for this year’s Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club Christmas Dinner Party at our own club venue in Biggin Hill. A delicious 3 course meal + coffee and mince pies served with lots of fun & live entertainment from “The Sweetheart Swing Sisters” who will take you back to the swinging sounds of the 40s and 50s with a few more modern sounds mixed in. You’ll even get the chance to learn to Lindy-hop. These girls really know how to swing!



e were honoured to be invited by Chairperson Councillor Mary Cooke to attend and speak at the Bromley Borough’s Health Scrutiny Committee Meeting in the Council Chambers at the Bromley Civic Centre on Tuesday 8th October 2019. Michelle Simpson gave a 20-minute presentation on the work of The Chartwell Cancer Trust to Committee Members and guests. There was a lot of interest in the room and, as a result, Michelle has been invited back to update the Committee at their next meeting in 6 months’ time. Councillor Mary Cooke thanked Michelle for her very interesting and informative presentation and we very much look forward to exploring ways of working together in the months’ to come.


Everyone welcome but please book a.s.a.p. as numbers are limited.

£35 per person. All profits to go to The Chartwell Cancer Trust. Welcome drinks at 7 for dinner at 7.30. Dress: 1940-50s or Smart Casual Special prize for “Lairiest Shirt/Top”

Tickets & further details from The Chartwell Cancer Trust. Email:

Tel: 01959 570322

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nnual Supporters Valley Primary School held their grand finale fundraising event for The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust on Saturday 21st September. It was a magnificent concert with the London Welsh Male Voice Choir at St Peter and St Pauls’ Bromley Parish Church. Valley School’s Head Teacher, Stephen Jackson, also sings in the choir. This was a real treat. The Welsh Male Voice Choir are in constant demand and boast performances in some of the world’s most famous concert venues. The concert in the Bromley Parish Church, was no exception. It was a truly fantastic evening of music with the internationally renowned choir singing songs to satisfy every musical taste. Men of Harlech, Myfanwy, Bring Him Home and There is Nothing Like a Dame were all on the programme. The choir was conducted by Musical Director, Dr Edward-Rhys Harry. Their stunning voices, amplified, by the fabulous acoustics in the church, moved the audience to tears and shouts of joy. The bigger the acoustic, the longer the echo, the better the experience and the closer it brought the audience to musical heaven. The evening was enhanced with the choir’s very own accompanist, Annabel Thwaite who is recognised as one of the most versatile and charismatic pianists. The solo spots were taken by; Matthew Jones, playing the violin and viola; ex-Valley pupil and upcoming star Michael Hews on trombone and Jacob Collins on the organ. Special thanks to Stephen Jackson for making this event happen, to the Valley PTA for their hard work behind the scenes and to everyone who attended. Valley School’s goal was to raise enough money to purchase AV1 ‘No Isolation’ Robots, which they have now successfully done.

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The CCT’s Michelle Simpson giving her speach


Michael Hews on trombone

Jacob Collins played the organ

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upporters Valley Primary School have had a fantastic year of fundraising. Overall, they raised around £6,000 for The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust. The funds will be used to purchase AV1 No Isolation Robots. Throughout the school year, they organised own clothes day, Let’s Go Green events, Christmas and Summer fairs. The grand finale event was their ‘London Welsh Male Voice Choir Concert’ on Saturday 21st September. Let’s also not forget their Guinness World Record attempt for the longest line of pom-poms! To thank all of the children for their hard work and dedication, Charlie Chartwell, paid the children a surprise visit in one of their assemblies, to their delight! The children were so excited that Charlie joined them on the playground at break time. He was very well behaved! Thank you to Valley Primary School, the children, parents and teachers for their amazing support.


nnual supporters Laptops and Lipstick have been busy fundraising since their summer drinks event in July. The ladies networking group has been supporting us for over two years. Now in their third year, they kick-started their fundraising by entering a boat into the Charity’s Dragon Boat Race on Saturday 7th September. That very same month, Laptops member, Josie Foster, bravely jumped out of a plane at our team tandem skydive (see page 22). Fantastic job, thank you to you all and keep up the good work ladies.


Charity Christmas Shopping Evening Fundraising £350k for the refurbishment and upgrade of the New Endoscopy Cancer Unit at The Princess Royal University Hospital There are around 10,000 endoscopic procedures a year, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. With the increase in demand for these services, the Unit is required to meet national standards but is unable to do so. The new upgrade will ensure and maintain the Unit‛s vital role in providing diagnostic tests to diagnose Gastrointestinal, Bowel, Lung and Pancreatic cancers.

WAYS TO HELP Make a single or regular donation to The Chartwell Cancer Trust 

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Wednesday 27th November 2019 5.30pm – 8.00pm at CWJ - Valiant House 12 Knoll Rise Orpington Kent BR6 0PG We will have a fabulous collection of stalls selling great Christmas gift ideas including: • Christmas decorations • handbags and scarves • home furnishings • jewellery • local produce Don’t miss out on our • stocking fillers charity raffle!!

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We continue to receive wonderful donations from supporters in our local community, and of all ages! Thank you to 11 year-old Jessica for organising a charity car wash to raise money for The CCT. Her nan was a patient in the Chartwell Unit and she thought that because the nurses were so kind and lovely during her nan’s treatment, she wanted to do her bit to help. Thank you so much Jessica! Thank you also to the 13th Bromley Boys Bridge who organised an afternoon tea in August and to Mike Chaplin who took on the Nation Three Peaks Challenge in September. Special thanks also to: Tina and her staff from O’Neills in Bromley who raised an amazing £1600 presented to CCT’s Michelle Simpson in August. Coolings, Green and Pleasant for donations received from their ‘Tree of Memories’. Joe and Jan Hovey for celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on 6th September and donating £500 RBS Bowls Club – through a raffle and lunch by club members AK Theatre Group Petts Wood Ladies Club Bromley Branch NHS Retirement Fellowship Signature Flight Airport Donations via the Chartwell Unit Everyone from Stag Board Games Hayes Village Fair 2019 Benhill Social Club Fairlight Group Lauretta Wright and family

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Ways to donate There are a number of ways to make a one-off donation. By post: Either send your donation to us at the address below (cheques made payable to The Chartwell Cancer Trust) using the donation form on page 70, or go online to To ensure we can claim the Gift Aid on all our donations, please complete the downloadable form on our website and send to: The Chartwell Cancer Trust, Room 1, Aileen McHugo Building, Westmore Green, Tatsfield TN16 2AG. By text: You can send your donation by texting the amount you wish to donate to 70070, for example, key in CHRT01£5 in your message box, and then send to 70070. It’s as simple as that! Be a patron: Please contact The CCT office for further information, on 01959 570322 or email: Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust: If you would like to make a donation to CCCT, please go to page 53.

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What does a Travel Counsellor do? I offer a personal concierge style travel service, tailor-making holidays to destinations all over the world based on your individual requirements. As well as booking your flights, transfers and hotels, I can also book your travel insurance, airport car parking and airport lounge to get your holiday off to a stress-free start! I am also able to arrange your car hire abroad and organise day trips in resort that offer authentic experiences to make your trip truly memorable. Just think of me as your personal travel concierge!

How did you get into travel? For as long as I can remember, I have always had a passion for travel. I grew up in Biggin Hill before going off to university to study Management & Tourism. After graduating, I set about exploring the world and ventured to Australia then South East Asia with a couple of friends, where we spent 18 months discovering and exploring new places. Upon my return, I was passionate Personal travel concierge: about sharing my experiences and Kate Matthews of Travel Counsellors What type of holidays ended up working for a high street travel do you offer? agent in the West End, which I loved. It enabled me to pass on my love of travel to my clients whilst I can arrange all types of breaks. You name it and I speaking about my own personal experiences. I also got to can make it happen: luxury holidays, wellness retreats, travel further on educational trips. weddings and honeymoons, city breaks, sea and river cruises, ski vacations, Santa breaks, family holidays, villas, safari, great rail journeys, sporting holidays, even private For every holiday booked through Kate, jets all over the world! she will donate 10% of her commission Staycations are possible too - I can organise UK-based to The Chartwell Cancer Trust. holidays including cottages and lodges. Why should I book through you as opposed to booking myself online? Because with me, it’s personal. I take the time to get to know you so I can tailor your perfect holiday and I provide a service that you just don’t get online. I’m available to meet in person to discuss your holiday or over the phone at a time that suits you. I always go the extra mile and ensure all your requirements are handled professionally and efficiently with lots of personal touches thrown in along the way. I provide destination guides, pre-book your airline seats, input all your details to the airline and even write your luggage labels. If you’re local, I can also hand deliver your tickets! I’ll arrange for special added treats if you’re celebrating a special occasion. The whole package is taken care of and I am there for you when you need me, even when you are abroad.


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Lymphoma Hodgkin lymphoma is an uncommon cancer that develops in the lymphatic system, which is a network of vessels and glands spread throughout your body.


he lymphatic system is part of your immune system. Clear fluid called lymph flows through the lymphatic vessels and contains infection-fighting white blood cells, known as lymphocytes. In Hodgkin lymphoma, B-lymphocytes (a particular type of lymphocyte) start to multiply in an abnormal way and begin to collect in certain parts of the lymphatic system, such as the lymph nodes (glands). The affected lymphocytes lose their infection-fighting properties, making you more vulnerable to infection.

When to seek medical advice See your GP if you have any of the above symptoms, particularly if you have persistently swollen glands with no other signs of infection. While the symptoms are unlikely to be caused by Hodgkin lymphoma, it is best to get them checked out.

Who is affected?

Symptoms The most common symptom of Hodgkin lymphoma is a painless swelling in a lymph node, usually in the neck, armpit or groin. The swelling is usually painless, although some people find that it aches. The swelling is caused by an excess of affected- lymphocytes (white blood cells) collecting in a lymph node (also called lymph glands). Lymph nodes are pea-sized lumps of tissue found throughout the body. They contain white blood cells that help to fight infection. However, it’s highly unlikely that you have Hodgkin lymphoma if you have swollen lymph notes, as these glands often swell as a response to infection. Some people with Hodgkin lymphoma also have other more general symptoms. These can include: • Night sweats • Unintentional weight loss • A high temperature (fever) • A persistent cough or feeling of breathlessness • Persistent itching of the skin all over the body Other symptoms will depend on where in the body the enlarged lymph glands are. For example, if the abdomen (tummy) is affected, you may have abdominal pain or indigestion. A few people with lymphoma have abnormal cells in their bone marrow when they are diagnosed. This may lead to: • Persistent tiredness or fatigue • An increased risk of infections • Excessive bleeding – such as nosebleeds, heavy periods and spots of blood under the skin The C&K FUNdraising Magazine Issue 30 – 2019

In some cases, people with Hodgkin lymphoma experience pain in their lymph glands when they drink alcohol.

Hodgkin lymphoma can develop at any age, but it mostly affects young adults in their early 20s and older adults over the age of 70. Slightly more men than women are affected. Around 2,100 people are diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in the UK each year.

Causes Hodgkin lymphoma is caused by a change (mutation) in the DNA of a type of white blood cell called B-lymphocytes, although the exact reason why this happens isn’t known. The DNA gives the cells a basic set of instructions, such as when to grow and reproduce. The mutation in the DNA changes these instructions so the cells keep growing, causing them to multiply uncontrollably. The abnormal lymphocytes usually begin to multiply in one or more lymph nodes in a particular area of the body, such as your neck or groin. Over time, it’s possible for the abnormal lymphocytes to spread into other parts of your body, such as your: • Bone marrow • Spleen • Liver • Skin • Lungs

Who is most at risk? While the cause of the initial mutation that triggers Hodgkin lymphoma is unknown, a number of factors can increase your risk of developing the condition. These include: • You have a medical condition that weakens your immune system, such as HIV


HEALTHCARE ADVICE • You have a medical treatment that weakens your immune system, for example, taking medication to suppress your immune system (immunosuppressant medication) after an organ transplant • You’ve previously been exposed to a common virus called the Epstein-Bar virus – which causes glandular fever • You have previously had non-Hodgkin lymphoma, possibly because of treatment with chemotherapy or radiotherapy • You are very overweight (obese) – this may be more of a risk factor in women than men Hodgkin lymphoma isn’t infectious and isn’t thought to run in families. Although your risk is increased if a first-degree relative (parent, sibling or child) has had lymphoma, it’s not clear if this is because of an inherited generic fault or lifestyle factors. Hodgkin lymphoma can occur at any age, although most cases are diagnosed in people in their early 20s or 70s. The condition is slightly more common in men than women.

• Bone marrow sample – another biopsy may be carried out to see if the cancer has spread to your bone marrow; this involves using a long needle to remove a sample of bone marrow from your pelvis and can be done using a local anaesthetic • Chest X-ray – this can check whether the cancer has spread to your chest or lungs • Computerised tomography (CT) scan – this scan takes a series of X-rays that build up a 3D picture of the inside of the body to check the spread of cancer • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan – this scan uses strong magnetic fields to build up a detailed picture of areas of your body, to check the spread of the cancer • Position emission tomography (PET) scan – this scan measures the activity of cells in different parts of the body and can check the spread of the cancer and the impact of treatment; it’s usually taken at the same time as a CT scan to show precisely how the tissues of different sites of the body are working

Stages of Hodgkin lymphoma

Diagnosis If you see your GP because you’re concerned about symptoms of Hodgkin lymphoma, they’ll ask about your health and carry out a simple physical examination. If necessary, your GP will refer you to hospital for further tests. In 2015, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published guidelines to help GP’s recognize the signs and symptoms of Hodgkin lymphoma and refer people for the right tests faster. If you are referred to hospital, a biopsy will usually be carried out, as this is the only way to confirm a diagnosis of Hodgkin lymphoma.

Biopsy A biopsy involves removing some or all of an affected lymph node, which is then studied in a laboratory. Biopsies are small operations that can often be carried out under a local anaesthetic (where the area is numbed). In some cases, the affected lymph node isn’t easily accessible and a general anaesthetic (where you’re asleep) may be required. A pathologist (an expert in the study of diseased tissue) will then check the tissue sample for the presence of cancerous cells. If they find cancerous cells, they can also identify exactly which type of Hodgkin lymphoma you have, which is an important factor in planning your treatment.

When testing is complete, it should be possible to determine the stage of your lymphoma. “Staging” means scoring the cancer by how far it has spread. The main stages of Hodgkin lymphoma are: • Stage 1 – the cancer is limited to 1 group of lymph nodes, such as your neck or groin nodes either above or below your diaphragm (the sheet of muscle underneath the lungs) • Stage 2 – 2 or more lymph node groups are affected, either above or below the diaphragm • Stage 3 – the cancer has spread to lymph node groups above and below the diaphragm • Stage 4 – the cancer has spread through the lymphatic system and is now present in organs or bone marrow

Further testing If a biopsy confirms a diagnosis of Hodgkin lymphoma, further testing will be needed to check how far the lymphoma has spread. This allows a doctor to diagnose the stage of your lymphoma. Further tests may include: • Blood test – samples of blood will be taken throughout your diagnosis and treatment to check your general health, the levels of red and white cells and platelets in your blood, and how well organs such as your liver and kidneys are working


Health professionals also add the letters “A” or “B” to your stage, to indicate whether or not you have certain symptoms. “A” is put after your stage if you have no additional symptoms other than swollen lymph nodes. “B” is put after your stage if you have additional symptoms of weight loss, fever or night sweats.

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HEALTHCARE ADVICE Treatment Hodgkin lymphoma can usually be treated successfully with chemotherapy alone, or chemotherapy followed by radiotherapy. In a few cases, chemotherapy may be combined with steroid medication. Surgery isn’t generally used to treat the condition, except for the biopsy used to diagnose it. Your specific treatment plan will depend on our general health and your age, as many of the treatments can put a tremendous strain on the body. How far the cancer has spread is also an important factor in determining the best treatment. Discussions about your treatment plan will usually take place with several doctors and other health professionals who specialise in different aspects of treating lymphoma. This is known as a multidisciplinary team (MDT) Your MDT will recommend the best treatment options for you. However, you shouldn’t be rushed into making a decision about your treatment plan. Before deciding, you may wish to talk to friends, family and your partner. Overall, treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma is highly effective and most people with the condition are eventually cured.

HODGKIN LYMPHOMA part 2 Complications of Hodgkin lymphoma Some people treated for Hodgkin lymphoma experience long-term problems, even if they’ve been cured. Some of the main complications of Hodgkin lymphoma are described below:

Weakened immune system Having a weakened immune system is a common complication of Hodgkin lymphoma and it can become more severe while you’re being treated. If you have a weak immune system, you’re more vulnerable to infections and there’s an increased risk of developing serious complications from infections. In some cases, you may be advised to take regular doses of antibiotics to prevent infections. It’s also important to report any symptoms of an infection to your GP or care team immediately, as prompt treatment may be needed to prevent serious complications. • Symptoms of infection include: • A high temperature (fever) • Headache

• Aching muscles • Diarrhea • Tiredness

Vaccination You should make sure that all of your vaccinations are up-todate. However, it’s important to speak to your GP or care team about this, as it may not be safe for you to have “live” vaccines (vaccines containing a weakened form of the virus or organism being vaccinated against) until several months after your treatment finishes. Examples of live vaccines include the: • Shingles vaccine • BCG vaccine (against tuberculosis) • MMR vaccine (against measles, mumps and rubella)

Infertility Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma can cause infertility. This is sometimes temporary, but can be permanent. Your care team will estimate the risk of infertility in your specific circumstances and let you know your options. In some cases, it may be possible for men to store samples of their sperm and for women to store their eggs before treatment, so these can be used to try for a baby afterwards.

Second cancers People who have had Hodgkin lymphoma are more likely to get lymphoma, leukaemia or other cancers in the future. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy further increase this risk. “Second cancers”, such as breast cancer or lung cancer, usually develop more than 10 years after you’re treated for Hodgkin lymphoma. In rare cases, other types of cancer, such as leukaemia or other lymphomas, develop after only a few years. You can help to reduce your risk of a second cancer by adopting a healthy lifestyle through not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight with a balanced diet, and getting regular exercise. You should report any symptoms that might suggest another cancer to your GP at an early stage and attend any cancer screening appointments you’re invited to.

Other health problems The risk of developing other health conditions in the future, such as cardiovascular disease and lung disease, is also higher in people who have had Hodgkin lymphoma. You should report unexpected symptoms, such as increasing shortness of breath, to your GP for further advice.

Please visit for further details about the treatment options for Hodgkin lymphoma and complications.

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The Chartwell Cancer Trust Supporting The Princess Royal University Hospital


he Chartwell Cancer Trust supports the Chartwell Unit at The Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough that serves patients from the Bromley Borough, Lambeth, Southwark and beyond in South East London and Kent. Our first fundraising in 2005 was to cover the cost of an extra Health Care Assistant in the Unit. We have since grown into a charity providing a range of support for NHS Services not only in The PRUH, but the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, Croydon University Hospital, King’s College Hospital, Guy’s Hospital and St Thomas’ Hospital. Support at The PRUH includes funding for additional medical staff, capital projects, equipment and training specifically for the Chartwell Unit.

We have raised money for:

• T he total refurbishment of the Treatment Suite and air-conditioning. “virtual Conferencing” facility for a cancer •A Multi-Disciplinary Meeting Room to host meetings where important decisions are made about the care and treatment of patients

diagnosed with cancer. The upgrade has greatly benefitted all patients diagnosed with cancer within the community that we serve. •C omputers and laptops for The PRUH’s Virtual Cancer Clinics and the Chartwell Unit. • Specialist wheelchairs, medical pumps and nursing equipment for the community nursing teams. • T he continuation of brain research on Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma research led by Consultant Haematologist, Dr Shireen Kassam. • In 2016, we were also instrumental in succeeding to overturn the management decision to close the inpatient Unit, an achievement which we are extremely proud of. •A new high performance scanner for the Breast Cancer Team. This state of the art ultrasound machine will allow enhanced precision imaging, more effective diagnosis and monitoring, and increased capacity and efficiency providing a definite improvement to patient care.

NEW AND ONGOING PROJECTS We are raising funds for a new Endoscopy Unit

in The PRUH and an additional Acute Nurse Specialist. Our support for Children’s services continues to expand, enabling ongoing enhancements to facilities and equipment in the Paediatric Oncology Units that we support along with the life-line of Patient and Family Support Groups and financial assistance packages. To reflect the expansion of our activities the children’s arm of our charity is now known as The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust. The money that you help us raise will be allocated to the hospitals and appeals we are supporting according to preference.

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Jokes Wome n will ne ver t ruly be equal as long as they’re smart er than men.

My mate’s daughter ’s hors e will only come out whe n it gets dark , it’s becoming a nigh t mare. Cle arly you are a person with an open mind. I can feel the breeze f rom here.

If time is money, then how come someone like me, who has all the time in the world, is still broke? You know it’s time to cle an the f ridg e whe n some thin g close s the door f rom the inside.

I try not to think of it as a bad idea. I think of it as practice for a future good idea.

I have to e xercise e arly in the morning before my brain figure s out what I’m doing. Is the Isle of Dogs the Isle of Man’s be st f rien d?

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St rang ely, my wife was n’t happy at all whe n I gave her a ring on our wedding day. Perh aps I shou ld have te xted her inst e ad.



he Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust was delighted to receive an award from The National Lottery Community Fund. The £9,560 ‘National Lottery Awards for All’ grant was awarded to support the Charity’s work and activities with the Childhood Cancer Support Groups. The monies granted will go towards the funding activities of the groups, in particular, around the Christmas period, including pantomime tickets, travel bursaries, trip expenses and Christmas Parties. Talking on behalf of The CCT, Lucy Bramley, who submitted the application, commented: “We were so delighted that our

application had been successful. This money will greatly help with the planned activities with the Childhood Cancer Support Groups. It will support the delivery of four groups over a 12-month period, including a dedicated group coordinator with sufficient capacity to focus on the longer-term fundraising opportunities to sustain the work going forward. “Thank You to all those who play the National Lottery for without their continued support, The National Lottery would not be able to support local good causes and charities like ours.” Commenting on behalf of The National Lottery

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Community Fund, Head of Funding Julie Galano said: “Receiving this award is a mark of quality of the work you are doing in your community.”



Calendar of Events Dear Supporter, The Christmas festivities are fast approaching and its time to glamour up and put on those dancing shoes! Our popular gala evenings are an excellent opportunity to celebrate with loved ones, family, friends and colleagues, knowing your good times are helping others.

The Lily Pad Mistletoe Ball – Hilton Hotel, Waddon Way, Croydon – Friday 29th November. Start the festive season with a fantastic night all in aid of the The CCT Lily Pad Appeal. Enjoy a delicious three course meal with wine, music and dancing all night until 1 am. Tickets are £65. To book tickets and for more information visit www.

The Great Gatsby Gala – Oakley House, Bromley Common, Bromley – Saturday 30th November. It’s all style and Gatsby glamour and an evening full of entertainment, music, and dancing in aid of The Chartwell Cancer and Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust. Try your luck with The Crooked Croupier, Nick Stein. Tickets are £45 which includes fizz reception and a fabulous two course meal. For more information and to book tickets visit https://

House of Commons Charity Christmas Dinner – Friday 13th December Tickets are available for our House of Commons Charity Dinner. Enjoy the splendour of the House of Commons and dine with us during the festive season. Enjoy pre-drinks on the famous Terrace balcony overlooking the Thames before fine dining in one of the most historic dining rooms you will ever experience. Call us on 01959 570322 or email for more information.


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Calendar of Events CHRISTMAS CONCERTS THE GLADES, BROMLEY – 11am, Sunday 8th December. Featuring The Kentones Bromley Barbershop Harmony Club and The Valley School Choir

CROYDON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL – 5pm, Wednesday 11th December Featuring The John Fisher School Choir

CHRISTMAS EMPORIUM Ritherdon Road, London SW17 8QD – 11am-5pm, Sunday 24th November. A Christmas Emporium with over 20 market stalls selling all kinds of gifts, food and drinks. A great family event with music and a raffle. In aid of The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust.

BOOKINGS FOR 2020 EVENTS NOW BEING TAKEN We have bookings for our exhilarating challenges for next year including: ‘Climbing the O2’, Tandem Skydives, Wing-walking, 5K Walks, 10k Runs and the ‘Dragon Boat Race’. Email or call 01959 570322 for more information

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GAMES PAGE, NUMBER 30 Solution to puzzles, No. 29


Crossword Solution, No. 29

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S Tricky Solution

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CLUES ACROSS 1 Martial art: kendo usually no good for unqualified beginners (4,2) 4 Like the whole point – take it for granted (6) 9 Ancient city held by party reject (4) 10 Annoy old Cleopatra›s killer with English tariff (10) 11 Fired Steiger without purpose (6) 12 No Lancastrians kiss Tory bum (8) 13 Don›t worry: Kelly keeps a higher breed than Bevan›s Tory Party! (5,4) 15 First class of French assistant (4) 16 See 24 17 Holbein eats in for convenience (9) 21 Concern Home ruler during trial (8) 22 Open tin lid to get a penny for a pound (6) 24, 16 Dotty and her charades: such money doesn›t grow on trees (4-6, 4) 25 Head off Vietnamese capital in return for Scottish island (4) 26 Standard article on Wisdom (6) 27 The legendary King Henry wants primitive art in the first place (6)

CLUES DOWN 1 Opener›s opening (7) 2 Wants pressmen on Tyneside (5) 3 Liberty cap off reformed revolutionary (7) 5 Smashing up public transport with traveller aboard (6) 6 Air in UK affected an inhabitant of Lviv, perhaps (9) 7 Allow in French championship (7) 8 Royal 15 from Wigan in t›daily press (4-2-7) 14 Cockney character: ‹e ‹as to look after ‹er! (4,5) 16 Hold on: time to crack Abel›s assassin (7) 18 Ablaze then frozen over? The result depends on it (7) 19 ...and he would get his pound of flesh from the Beast of Bolsover? (7) 20 Tebaldi out of turn: what a nerve! (6) 23 Sounds like no sound of a horse (5)





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