I am the husband of Gill & brother of Graham both of whom died of Myeloma in 2016.
I am dedicated to supporting Myeloma UK, helping them raise awareness as well as fundraise, so, one day there will be a cure and no one will have to go through what I have been through, nor what Gill & Graham suffered.
The Myeloma UK Garden at this year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show has been designed by John Everiss and Francesca Murrell to raise Myeloma awareness. It includes a large sculpture in the centre which is modelled on my daughter Gemma and has extensive planting. Please look at the short video.
Gill died at the Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted - please click on the photos. It is a wonderful place and provides much more than just palliative care. I would like to raise money to install this unique Garden on the Hospice's extensive grounds after the Show. It would be a permanent home bringing both hope and inspiration to the Hospice users as well as to those who work there including the many dedicated volunteers.
I hope lots of people will give £10 .
Myeloma UK https://www.myeloma.org.uk/information
Myeloma is an incurable blood cancer originating in the bone marrow. It is a complex cancer which can make it difficult for healthcare professionals to recognise and diagnose. Living with a diagnosis of myeloma can place a huge physical and emotional strain on the people it affects.
Myeloma UK is the only organisation in the UK dealing exclusively with myeloma. They understand its complexities, and the impact living with a diagnosis of myeloma can have on patients, families and carers. Myeloma UK receives no Government funding and relies almost entirely on voluntary donations and fundraising to support their work.
There are around 5,700 new myeloma cases in the UK every year, that's 15 every day. Myeloma is the 19th most common cancer in the UK, accounting for 2% of all new cancer cases. Unlike many cancers myeloma does not exist as a lump or tumour and has one of the highest rates of delay in diagnosis.
Raising awareness is therefore a very important issue - as is raising funds for research and clinical trials along with patient and carer support.
The ultimate goal of Myeloma UK is to find a cure.
Chelsea Flower Show Garden to Hospice
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