Together we are stronger...
Agility Against Cancer (AAC) was founded by Lotta Bowers after she saw the enormous outpouring of support the agility community gave to Tracey Flower on the 24th July, Pink Sunday. Lotta's aim was to build a long lasting fundraising group that could offer help and support to agility people suffering from cancer. She explains how it works.
Yvonne Goode RIP
It is with great sadness that I have been asked to inform you all that Yvonne has been admitted to Primrose Hospice. Therefore we will not be collecting any further donations for her treatment in Germany. Any amounts collected from now for calendar sales or any other donations anyone would like to make will either go to Primrose Hospice or to a charity of Yvonne's choosing.
The family has asked for privacy at this very difficult time. If you would like an update, please feel free to message me, but please do not message Yvonne directly. Please do not tag Yvonne either as she needs rest, and doesn't not need her phone notifications going off.
AAC 2017 Calendar
The 2017 Agility Against Cancer Calendar is now available to order. All calendars will be sent 1st class as soon as they have been delivered. £10 per calendar including postage. There is only a limited number of calendars so reserve yours today!
You can pre-order by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Agility Against Cancer is very simple concept.
The Dog Agility Community is a great family and families always try to help each other. Seeing all agility people gather together to celebrate the life of Tracey Flower, one of our top agility competitors, and also hearing the sad news about Yvonne Goode gave me the idea to make fundraising easy but also a way to bring our beautiful community together. Most of us have been affected in one way or another by cancer and together we can make a difference.
Agility Against Cancer was born and my vision is to create a sustainable fundraising platform to help anyone from our community. All profits will go directly to help fund treatment for agility friends suffering from cancer. The financial strain when you are ill can be very stressful and we aim to lift that burden in any way that we can.
Our first mission was to fundraise as much as we could to support Yvonne Goode who needs important immunotherapy treatment in Germany. From donations made directly to the AAC account, £12 802.74 has been donated to support Yvonne’s treatment. During the last few months there have also been individual fundraising going on where the AAC logo and name has been utilised - with our permission - and the funds raised have been directly paid to Yvonne.
In order to be recognised as a charity, the AAC needed some trustees for I ask for interested people to contact me. The applications were very good and the decision to choose the right candidate took quite a while but, after long consideration, I have appointed Christine Short and Nikki Martin as the new trustees. I wish to say a huge thank you to all applicants as all of you were very suitable.
We have had many smaller and larger donations to AAC and I want to reach out to all of you with my thanks. Together we are stronger.
We will aim to support you however we can.
If you know anyone currently going through a difficult time due to their cancer, please don't hesitate to get in touch to ask for our help!
What you can do?
Agility Against Cancer Show
Please do get in touch - we love hearing from you, even if it's only to tell us that one of the pages has gone wrong!