‘She’s got a way about her‘. The words of this song by Billy Joel could have been written to say exactly how I have always felt about my beautiful wife Charley and always will.
With incredible sadness I must share the news that Charley finally lost her brave battle with cancer on Friday evening.
In recent weeks her health took a turn for the worse and began to deteriorate. She took great comfort from spending quality time with immediate family who were by her side until her final breath and who are understandably heartbroken.
Thank you all so much for the immense support and encouragement that has come our way in the past ten months since Cure4Charley was set up, the love that we have received from all around the world has given us unimaginable strength.
As of this announcement it will no longer be possible to donate to the Cure4Charley fund and the fund is now frozen.
Unfortunately since the founder of The Rarer Cancer Foundation passed away, it is no longer operating as a charitable foundation. Charley’s wishes were that the funds raised in her name are to be distributed to help fund research and support others also fighting such an impossible battle.
In the coming months the family will provide an update as to how the funds will be distributed but everyone can rest assured that the funds will be distributed in their entirety, to charitable causes which help others in their battle with rare cancers.
Further details of Charley’s funeral will follow shortly. This will take place in Sheffield on Friday 28th April and those people who want to attend will be very welcome.