I first got involved with the “Malcom Whales Foundation” in 2008. My youngest son, then aged 14, asked if he could go on a sponsored charity walk in Dorset with other students and staff of Ely College, led by Damien who was Head of Sport. I went along to the very first parents meeting, the rest is history.
I am a Chef by trade and have been the ‘Camp Cook’ every year since. It is so satisfying to see the walkers return exhausted and hungry tucking in to a hot, hearty and healthy meal.
I was treated for cancer fifteen years ago, fortunately I was one of the lucky ones as it was diagnosed early. To be involved as a Trustee of The Foundation means I am able to help raise funds and assist young people less fortunate than myself.
It is incredible how the Charity has evolved over ten years. We now use the funds to help young cancer sufferers with anything that can bring some comfort and happiness into their lives. By doing this in our own communities we hope to encourage local Business’ to join us with sponsorship and get us through another ten years.