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On 4th January 2010, Elise was diagnosed with cancer. It was rare in its presentation of the disease, and caught us completely unaware. Elise battled courageously for 9 months with this dreadful illness and her legacy is this appeal, set up by her, in her name, for the treatment, care and support of others.

We need your help, and have set up this appeal to raise £1m for The Christie hospital.

It’s a fact that 1 in 3 people will be diagnosed with Cancer at some stage in their life. On the basis of those statistics, we will all know someone who has, is, or will be unlucky enough to be that 1. Please help us to raise as much money as we can to enable you, your family, friends or even a complete stranger stand a better chance of being cured, or having the very best care and treatment.

Thank you so much.

Mark, Elise and all the people who will be treated, helped and looked after as a result of your generosity and support.

All monies raised will be for The Christie hospital in Manchester, where Elise was looked after and treated.

Having spoken with The Christie, we would like the funds to be split equally between Melanoma Research, and the new Clinical Trials Unit. Please see our ‘The Facts’ page for more information

Target: £1million
Total so far: £1,175,000.00


  1. Pauline Barker
    Posted September 8, 2012 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    Hi Mark
    I am Pauline Barker eucharistic minister at St Joseph’s church Stockport, a little story about Elise.
    One Saturday evening, before mass she came into the Sacrsty and wispered in my ear that she
    had got married a few weeks earlier, I was so please for her, I said, I let me see the ring, “that’s some ring”, tell Mark I would like one just like it. She laughed, I could see the obvious delight in her face, she was brimming with happiness. Good luck with your fund raising in the future, I will be sending you a cheque shortly!

  2. nicola roberts
    Posted October 4, 2012 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    Well Elise 2 years yesterday since we lost that beautiful person and smiling face and things will never be the same, however I always feel you near and certain things have happended that I know you had a part in. Like the house we bought the next door neighbour was called elise and she is kind and thoughtful just like you. I miss you so much we all do but I know you are watching over us and we will never ever forget you and we will not stop till we reach the million if you saw danny training on his bike for veitnam I know you would laugh that laugh that lit up a room I love you always you are always in my thoughts and heart xxx

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