"Some Club members may already know that our younger daughter, Eleanor, has been very ill over the last year with a very rare form of ovarian cancer. All treatments and operations have failed. We learned on 17th August that another tumour has formed and that has brought forward a 'novel', last ditch, treatment involving immunotherapy which you might have read about in the papers recently. It hopefully switches on the immune system to attack the cancer that has been pretending to be benign or a 'friend' so the immune system can battle it. Unfortunately it can turn on its own body as well, so it's a high risk strategy. Equally unfortunately it is not available on the NHS as it's experimental. It costs £70,000 for 3 months. (One infusion every three weeks.)"
"Elly's oncologist is in touch with a charity which will fund the treatment, which will start in a few days. What the charity would like in return is that her family and friends raise as much money for the next person as possible. They don't expect the lot. If you feel you are able to help out please go to Virgin Money Giving and search for Eleanor Sheard or Kenneth Sheard and it will take you to Pass It On, Cancer Funds page. We also have a postal address available. Thank-you"
"Ken joined the club in the late 60's and played in every team until retiring to the Vanguards and then as our most regular 1st Team supporter -home and away. When the club needed someone to organize the voluntary gate team, Ken immediately did this, even last year with Elly sometimes critically ill. I hope the club will support Ken and family in this difficult time."
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