High Holyday Appeal - 2018
Brain Tumour Research
This is a charity which does what it says.
Brain tumours are indiscriminate; they can affect anyone at any age. What’s more, they kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer... yet just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease.
In July last year my son Matthew died from a rare brain cancer Gliomatosis Cerebri. Gliomatosis Cerebri (infiltrative diffuse Astrocytosis) is a rare primary brain tumour. It is commonly characterised by diffuse infiltration of the brain with neoplastic glial cells that affect various areas of the cerebral lobes. These malignancies consist of infiltrative threads that spread quickly and deeply into the surrounding brain tissue, or into multiple parts of the brain simultaneously, making them very difficult to remove with surgery or treat with radiation. Gliomatosis Cerebi behaves like a malignant tumour that is very similar to Glioblastoma. While Gliomatosis Cerebri can occur at any age, it is generally found in the third and fourth decades of life. My son was 1 day short of his 45th birthday.
Please give generously.
Chigwell Riding Trust
Chigwell Riding Trust was the first riding centre for people with special needs in the world and has been established in Chigwell for over fifty years. Riding instruction is given to people of all ages and abilities. The riding centre has approximately 160 riders each week.
As one of the leading specialised riding centres in the country Chigwell Riding Trust not only benefits people with special needs but also the entire community, giving opportunities for volunteering, school participation and practical experience for children and adults working with people and animals. Please give generously.
The Main Goals of Ezrat Avot are to meet the everyday needs of the elderly in order to help them age with dignity in the privacy of their own home and to lighten the burden of their families. To provide a warm and friendly environment for social interaction, offering activities and the ability to make new friends, in order to ward off isolation and loneliness. To provide the necessary support and strength required for seniors to remain independent in their own homes. Seniors will be able to depend on a permanent Health and Life Enrichment Center providing needful information and counsel to help them with all issues that affect their lives. Please give generously.
Frank Godson Honorary Life President