We are holding a fundraising night at the Vincent Hotel on 9th May 2012 for the Lynsey Wright Appeal.
Lynsey is a 33 year old lady from Southport. She is the mother of 3 children aged 14, 9 and 5. In January 2011 she was diagnosed with cervical cancer and listed for a hysterectomy. She was given a diagnostic laparoscopy before her open surgery and was advised that her ovaries also ‘looked suspicious’. She therefore asked for them to be removed during her hysterectomy.
The operation took place in March 2011. She was told that they decided not to remove her ovaries due to her age. She was given the all-clear from cancer in April 2011.
Lynsey continued to suffer with a lot of pain and requested another scan. In July 2011 a scan was taken which showed a mass on her ovary. She had further surgery at the end of that month and was told that her left ovary was cancerous and the tumour had strangulated her ureter and vital organs meaning they could no longer remove it. She was given 12 months to live.
Lynsey and I are starting a campaign about choice. Did you know that in the UK you cannot request a cervical smear if your last test was in the last 3 years? You cannot request a smear if you are under 25. Lynsey’s last smear test was undertaken less than 3 years prior to her diagnosis. We believe that if such tests were recommended every one or two years many lives would be saved. Shocking new research shows that 92% of women diagnosed with cervical cancer through a smear test were able to be cured, compared to just 66% of those who were found to have it after developing symptoms.
Lynsey has a wish list of things she would like to do with her family whilst she is still well enough to do so. She wants to create happy memories for her children and family before she leaves them. They are humble requests, such as a weekend at Alton Towers with the children, a night at the theatre and a day out at Cadbury’s world. We would like to raise some money to help Lynsey and her family enjoy this time together.
We have organised a 3 course dinner at The Vincent with a glass of fizz on arrival. Entertainment is being provided by David Marshall, a tenor who will start his show with some well known West End songs and will finish on some modern pop and rock. There will be an auction (prizes include a 4 ball at Hillside Golf Club worth 400, Golf for 2 at Royal Birkdale with a local celebrity, a night at The Vincent and many more). There will also be a raffle and disco.
Your support will be very much appreciated.