I grew up knowing Emily Ash and her family, which is how I first became affected by cancer. Witnessing such a gruelling treatment plan and seeing first hand the effects this has not only on a child but the family unit as a whole is terrifying. It was from this one change in our lives, with one little girl’s fight that the Emily Ash Trust was born.
Whilst Emily’s story is one of happiness and success, not every child we have met along the way has been so lucky. The work the trust does touches on the here and now, the social element of human interaction and the need for support, help and comfort to those who are going through the scariest times in their lives.
I think my part in the Trust is small in comparison to some of my fellow committee members, but my professional skills in graphic design and marketing have meant that all the Trust’s design and marketing needs have been met by myself.
I have also been involved in some of the largest fundraising challenges and in the past 5 years alone I have kayaked the Amazon river, cycled across Asia and climbed Mount Everest to raise money so that the Trust’s fantastic work can continue.