We offer assistance where it's most needed. We have organised our own Events or supported others to organise Events to raise funds. To date we have organised or supported the following charity events:
From the funds raised Polly's Angels are able to provide donations to individuals who are having investigations into or have been diagnosed with life changing illness as follows:
We believe it is important to get an early diagnosis to improve your chances of survival. We also believe that quality of life is extremely important. Some of the things that we are aiming to help fund are as follows:
The list is not endless.
One of the people we have helped, and who was the inspiration for our Charity, is a lady called Polly Haydock. Polly was diagnosed with cancer in October 2015 and in July 2016 was told the cancer was terminal. Polly researched immunotherapy treatment which can improve prognosis. In November 2016 we started to hold events to raise funds and we decided that we would form a fundraising group called Polly's Angels. We have since decided to develop this into a Charitable Organisation. This means that we have the ability to continue raising funds and broaden our scope to assist others who wish to be involved either as Beneficiary, Fundraiser/Donor or Member. With help from Polly's Angels her treatment fund stood at over £200k. It is with great sadness that Polly died on 8th August 2017. She fought to the very end.
Trustees have also spent time on telephone calls and emails to individuals. We have provided a listening ear and offered advice on how to organise the events that we have held to date. It doesn't provide a cure, but it does provide hope and encourage positivity. This in itself can help the body feel better. A Positive Mental Attitude, Happiness and many other states of mind can help.
Meet one of the people that impacted on us on our journey to help. Kate Jane Colgan is a lady that was at the Hallwang Clinic in May 2017 when Polly arrived. Polly's Angels spent time with Kate and her family. We talked about ways to raise funds, although Kate was doing an absolutely fabulous job of this herself. It is with sad regret that despite al the efforts, Janet, Kate's mu passed away. Having said this she was able to spend time with her granddaughter and also be present at her daughters wedding because of the treatment she had in Germany. This is what Polly's Angels is about.
Meet the volunteers and just a few of the people that helped raise funds for our worthy cause.