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Jonathan Jenkyn

Supporting the team that helped me beat cancer

I am raising money for Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity because the team went above and beyond to support me

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  • Event: an "All Clear" result from my PET scan

Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity

We help make a difference to local patients & their familes

Charity Registration No. 1048827

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Donations to this fundraising effort will be specifically given to the Ipswich Radiotherapy Department at Ipswich Hospital (Charity Number 82113)

On the 1st August 2019 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeLeEpB1HXA) I was diagnosed with metastatic oropharyngeal carcinoma (Cancer of the Tonsils). I went on to have 6 weeks of daily radiotherapy and weekly chemotherapy at Ipswich Hospital during September and October, ultimately resulting in my admission to a ward for 4 weeks.

On the 2nd January 2020 I had a PET scan to determine if the cancer had been eradicated from my body, or if it had moved elsewhere. Today (7th January 2020) we got the result that all trace of cancer had disappeared and that I was "All Clear".

To celebrate this result and recognise the truly amazing work the Radiotherapy Team at Ipswich Hospital do, I will be donating some cash through this portal to support improvements to their services and ensure that future patients to the Radiotherapy department get the best possible care.

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The Colchester and Ipswich Hospitals Charity raises money to improve facilities, fund new equipment, provide additional services, support staff development and initiate local medical research and innovative projects at The East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust. We always ensure that your kind gifts and donations benefit the area of the hospital or community service that you choose. Every donation is greatly appreciated and makes a real and positive difference to the experience of being in hospital.

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