Les Mis V Phantom is back and this year it is our aim to make it bigger and better and raise even more money for charity.
As many of you will know, our inspiration for starting this event, Melanie Oakley-Dow, sadly lost her battle with cancer at the end of last year. She is extremely missed by her family and all who knew her and Les Misérables is not the same without her. We will be playing this years match in her memory, hence our goal in making this years match the best one yet!
As well as raising money for Cardiac Risk in the Young, we will also be donating some proceeds from the day to Mel's charities, Macmillan Cancer Research and EllenorLions Hospices. Read more about the three charitites below.
Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) is a humanitarian charitable organization helping to raise awareness of cardiac risk, Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD), Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS, SADS). Established in May 1995 by Alison Cox (MBE) and based in the United Kingdom.
The organisation initially promotes the heart screening of young people through ECG Testing Programmes and contributes to medical research. CRY holds ECG screening clinics for those aged 14 to 35 at three locations in the UK. The charity also offers support to those who have suffered a loss through a network of affected families & counselling groups, heart screening, ECG testing, sponsors medical research, donates medical equipment to surgeries and hospitals, funds the CRY Centre for Sports Cardiology at the Olympic Medical Institute and the CRY Centre for Cardiac Pathology.
Visit CRY's Website for more information
Macmillan Cancer Research is one of the largest British charities and provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer.
As well as helping with the medical needs of people affected by cancer, Macmillan also looks at the social, emotional and practical impact cancer can have, and campaigns for better cancer care. Macmillan Cancer Support's goal is to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer in the UK.
The charity supports local information and support centres, cancer support groups, benefits advisers and cancer support specialists, and can help with practical, medical, financial and emotional support.
The very first Les Mis V Phantom match, held in East Grinstead, was in aid of Macmillan Cancer Research, where we raised over £13,500.
Visit Macmillan's Website for more information
EllenorLions Hospices provide all encompassing hospice care and a seamless service for adults living in Dartford, Gravesham, Swanley and surrounding villages; whilst their children and young people’s service – ‘chYps’ – extends further afield into Bexley and Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells.
The Ellenor Foundation was founded in 1985 by Graham Perolls following the death of his mother and father – Ellen and Norman. The Lions Hospice was built following the receipt in 1983 of an anonymous donation of £200,000 and with additional funds raised by local Lions clubs.
After many years of working together the two organisations merged in November 2007.
Every week, EllenorLions provides hospice care in the family home for 300 adults and 100 children; and each year 250 people receive in-hospice care.
This means that, in the course of a year, they are in contact with more than 2500 people.
Their services cost over £6 million a year but are free of charge to our patients. The vast majority of the money is raised by the local community. They are very dependent on donations, legacies, gifts and fundraising activities to enable them to provide the level of care they do.
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Cardiac Risk In The Young Registered Charity No. 1050845
Ellenor Lions Hospice Registered Charity No. 1121561
Macmillan Cancer Support Registered Charity No. 261017
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