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collage-bannerEmily was only 5 when following a short time of ill health she was diagnosed with Leukaemia.

After the initial shock Emily’s family prepared themselves for the two and a half years of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, blood tests, hospital stays and worry that lay ahead of them.

Emily’s treatment went well - she returned to school and life began to feel a little normal again. However, 7 months after finishing her treatment the family were devastated to hear the awful news that Emily had relapsed. Her only hope now was a bone marrow transplant. Finding a donor did not come easy and at this time the Emily Ash Trust was formed in order to try to find a bone marrow match. Finally, in November 2002 a donor was found and Emily received her transplant on 9th January 2003.

After several anxious days and then weeks, Emily’s transplant was deemed a success and finally the family returned home to begin the rest of their lives…

…Emily is now 23, she is 15 years post transplant and lives in Australia with her family. She has recently graduated from University and the world is now her oyster. Emily remains closely involved with the trust that bears her name. Recently she took on the awesome challenge of a charity sky dive to raise funds! She remains the inspiration for the Trust and we are hugely proud of her.

What people say

Ruth Larthwell
Wonderful event (Pamper evening) and so special when you are in hospital with a child. Well done Emily Ash xx
Mel Keep
At the hardest and worst time of my life , Emily Ash Trust came to the bedside and offered me time out to have my hair blow dried and a glass of wine. This was a lovely evening as for 2 weeks I hadn't been able to do such a simple thing. If this wasn't enough Emily Ash Trust then offered us to have time out at their caravan. This holiday was just a lovely break from hospital and my son's treatment and time for us all to be together. Thank you for all you did for us.
Vicki Woodall
Thanks for a wonderful evening in 'hotel hospital' last week! We loved meeting all of you from the Emily Ash Trust! Pampering parents in their time of need is an immense idea! Lots of love