A Chester accountancy practice has raised £400 from a charity golf day in support of thousands of cancer patients.
The donation, from Ellis & Co Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers, means that 4,000 leaflets will now be published by not-for-profit organisation entitled My Name Is Not Cancer (MNINC).
The leaflet is distributed to hospitals across the North West, in other parts of the UK and overseas, providing cancer patients and their families, friends and carers with helpful advice on how to cope with the illness.
The MNINC Publication, which is available to view on www.mynameisnotcancer.com , contains poetry and literature and was written and inspired by Megan Fletcher who died of Refractory Hodgkins Lymphoma, aged just 21.
Megan’s mum Fiona established MNINC in memory of her daughter and the organisation has since grown from strength to strength with recent plans emerging for a shared partnership with NHS Realshare, a social network for young people with cancer aged 16-25 who live in the South West.
Fiona said: “We’re truly grateful for the ongoing support provided by Ellis & Co over the years which has given me the confidence to keep growing the organisation and touch so many lives.
“It is particularly poignant to be teaming up with NHS Realshare as Megan would have been 27 this year and had she survived she would have needed ongoing support.”
Megan was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma aged 20 while studying human biosciences at Plymouth University. She wrote the leaflet after a fruitless search for any kind of support that would encourage her to be herself.
Fiona later discovered her daughter’s work and published it so it would go on to help others.
She now runs the organisation from her Wrexham home and MNINC has an active online presence on social media, as well as being available in a number of medical organisations throughout the UK and Middle East.
The donation from Ellis and Co will directly benefit people across the North West.