Nether Heyford British Legion – Poppy Appeal 2020 – Update

On behalf of the Royal British Legion, Nether Heyford Women’s Section, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks for the generous donations given through the Justgiving site set up by Jez Wilson to help with the Poppy Appeal.

Thank you Jez for your participation in setting this up and for your earlier note in The Prattler.

Thank you to all for the generous donations given, through the site and through donations given personally to members of the RBL. Your donations have exceeded the expectation of the original £80 to purchase the wreaths. I can confirm that I have paid the sum for the wreaths and once all monies are collected, I will let The Prattler know and put the totals in the next edition.

Once again, thank you all. This means so much to keep the RBL helping our veterans.

Kind regards

Caroline Elliott – Treasurer – December 2020

The Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion, is a British charity providing financial, social and emotional support to members and veterans of the British Armed Forces, their families and dependants.

Poppy Appeal 2020 – with amazing speed and generosity £310 was quickly raised – combining that with some cash and cheque donations sent through the post, a grand total of £425 was raised for the local village British Legion branch helping towards remembrance day 2020 and beyond.

Many thanks for all those that donated which included :

Gary Richmond | Aly & Rich | Joan & Alex | Trev Clarkey | Marie Hanlon | Sarah Hawkins | Birkett family | Jadine | Simon & Debbie | Heyford Athletic FC | Brian and Maxine Edgington | Stu and Emma | Sue Boutle | Jez Wilson | Gary McMahon | Lesely Faulkner | Jill Garratt | The Gilkes Family | The Wray’s | Lynn Adey | Mark, Sally and Emily Stroman

& many more donors who chose to remain anonymous

Jez Wilson – November 2020

Letters: ‘Walk of Hope’ fundraiser for the charity Brain Tumour Research

Janet Haynes, Emily and Sally Stroman

On Saturday 26 September 2020, my mother, Janet Haynes, my daughter, Emily Stroman and I took part in the Virtual Walk of Hope raising valuable funds for Brain Tumour Research.

I was inspired to take part after my Mum and her two sisters were all diagnosed with brain tumours and tragically in May this year my Auntie Lesley (Bushell) passed away.

At the time of writing, we have raised £1,270 surpassing our target. We would like to thank everyone who kindly donated to this very worthwhile cause and if you would like to make a donation please go to: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sally-stroman

Thank you.

Sally Stroman, 11 Winston Close, Nether Heyford

‘Walk of Hope’ for the charity Brain Tumour Research – Saturday 26th September

Three Northamptonshire sisters all diagnosed with brain tumours inspire Walk of Hope

A woman from Nether Heyford is organising a Walk of Hope to raise funds to help find a cure for the disease which has affected her mother and two aunts.

Sisters pictured left to right: Lesley Bushell, Janet Haynes and Diana Holland.

Sally Stroman, 51, a town planner in Northampton, has organised a charity walk after her aunt Lesley passed away in May this year with a brain tumour.

Sally will take on the challenge with her mum Janet Haynes, 81, and her daughter Emily, 16, a student at Campion School in Bugbrooke.

Like Janet, her two other sisters, Lesley and Diana, were also diagnosed as adults with meningioma brain tumours.

Janet Haynes, Emily and Sally Stroman

Lesley, who lived in Northampton and was diagnosed in 2017 at 69 years old, suffered a stroke during an operation to remove her tumour but in May this year Lesley passed away with pneumonia and infection due to the tumour.

Sally said: “Mum was the first of the sisters to be diagnosed with a meningioma brain tumour back in January 2008, aged 68. A GP thought she was starting to suffer with dementia because she was doing things like leaving the gas on and letting a saucepan boil dry. Eventually she was sent for an MRI scan and we were all shocked to learn she had a brain tumour.

“Since then mum has had three operations because of regrowth. She has a scan each year and every time she does we cross our fingers the brain tumour remains stable. Mum is one in a million. She is so caring, strong and has such an amazing sense of humour – I am sure it’s that which keeps her going, along with dad.

“With losing Lesley, and my auntie Diana also having a meningioma and knowing that so little funding goes into research of the disease, made us decide it would be a lovely idea to do a Walk of Hope.”

The walk on Saturday, 26 September, is one of dozens of similar events taking place across the UK for the charity Brain Tumour Research.

The trio will walk from Nether Heyford, where they all live, to Weedon where Janet grew up, along with her two sisters, and back.

Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer, yet historically just 1 per cent of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease.

Charlie Allsebrook, community development manager at Brain Tumour Research, said: “We are very grateful to Sally and Janet and all the family for their support and wish them all the very best for their Walk of Hope.”

Brain Tumour Research funds sustainable research at dedicated centres in the UK. It also campaigns for the Government and the larger cancer charities to invest more in research into brain tumours in order to speed up new treatments for patients and, ultimately, to find a cure.

The charity is calling for a national annual spend of £35 million in order to improve survival rates and patient outcomes in line with other cancers such as breast cancer and leukaemia and is also campaigning for greater repurposing of drugs.

To donate online via JustGiving visit:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sally-stroman

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Source: https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/lifestyle/family/three-northamptonshire-sisters-all-diagnosed-brain-tumours-inspire-walk-hope-2978888

Charity Website: https://www.braintumourresearch.org/fundraise/walks-of-hope

Nether Heyford British Legion – Poppy Appeal 2020

The Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion, is a British charity providing financial, social and emotional support to members and veterans of the British Armed Forces, their families and dependants.

Nether Heyford British Legion

The Nether Heyford British Legion are not able to order poppies this year from the British Legion (individual branches cannot order them this year). Poppies are normally sold door to door throughout the village and in the village pubs and shops to raise funds for the Nether Heyford branch of The British Legion.

A coffee morning is also usually held to raise funds but is not possible this year either.

The funds raised in the village go directly to the local village branch and helps to pay for the wreaths that are laid on the war memorial on Remembrance Day in November.

Upon hearing about this situation in early September, a crowdfunding page was set up on the JustGiving website:

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/netherheyfordbritishlegion

to simply raise £80 to order some wreaths for November.

With amazing speed and generosity £310 was quickly raised – combining that with some cash and cheque donations sent through the post, a grand total of £425 was raised for the local village British Legion branch helping towards remembrance day 2020 and beyond.

Many thanks for all those that donated which included :

Gary Richmond | Aly & Rich | Joan & Alex | Trev Clarkey | Marie Hanlon | Sarah Hawkins | Birkett family | Jadine | Simon & Debbie | Heyford Athletic FC | Brian and Maxine Edgington | Stu and Emma | Sue Boutle | Jez Wilson | Gary McMahon | Lesely Faulkner | Jill Garratt | The Gilkes Family | The Wray’s | Lynn Adey | Mark, Sally and Emily Stroman

& many more donors who chose to remain anonymous

Jez Wilson – September 2020