Canterbury RFC Club Secretary Alison Williams spent nearly five months in London’s University College Hospital fighting, successfully, a rare form of cancer. When she finally left the hospital in October last year she was determined to help the people who did do so much to aid her recovery and make life a little easier for other patients.
In May this year Alison, in her own inimitable style, organised a ‘Kick Cancer Up the Bum’ party at the club to raise funds to buy equipment for the two hospital wards where she received her treatment. Thanks to terrific support from members, players and sponsors she raised over £4,000. That money has been used to purchase a whole range of equipment for the two wards, from fridges and folding beds for patients families to thermometers, hand cream for nurses and basic needs like clocks and kettles.
The aim was to help the wards make a difference for their patients and their staff. Thanks to Alison’s drive and initiative the club has helped her achieve all her aims.