Ellen Timney Foundation
We are a small, locally run charity supporting sick and underprivileged children in our area, The foundation is totally run be volunteers and without their help we would not succeed.
Ellen Timney was just an ordinary mam who did everything for her family and friends. She was first diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer while I was pregnant with my second child. At that time doctors thought it a ‘waste of time’ giving her chemotherapy. Mam wanted to fight all the way and demanded that she had treatment. She fought back and had chemo and radiotherapy at the same time. This was an extremely tough time for her but she was desperate to keep going to meet her new grandchild.
Mam loved her life and her family and friends. She helped people, without realising the effect she had on their lives. Mam always said ‘It costs nothing to give your time and to enjoy each moment for what it is.’ When I was growing up there always seemed to be someone knocking on our door just to ‘chat to Ellen’.
Mam had about six good years before the cancer returned, this time in her brain, spine, chest, bones and lungs. After mam had been diagnosed terminally ill with only months left, Ron Darby, a close family friend approached us regarding a foundation in mam's name. He said that mam had helped through a difficult time in his life and this was his way of keeping mam’s name alive. Little did we know at the time how the foundation would grow. It was mam's wish that any money raised would support sick and underprivileged children primarily in our area.
After our first fundraising event people thought we would struggle to continue to raise money as there are so many charities out there. How wrong they were! It is difficult to continuously raise funds but as the charity continues to grow so do our volunteers. We have a few main volunteers that give their time freely and as word spreads about the children we have supported, so does our volunteers!
I don't know what mam would think about the support we have had from complete strangers regarding the foundation, but good news spreads and because of this the foundation is growing continuously.
Jane Morgan (Ellen’s daughter and trustee)
Ellen Timney Foundation
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|Event Date||29-05-2016 9:30 am|
|Event End Date||29-05-2016 6:00 pm|
|Cut off date||27-05-2016 6:00 pm|
Route Plan - 14 March 2016.pdf
Route in Middlesbrough - Sheet 1 - 14 March 2016.pdf
Route in Middlesbrough - Sheet 2 - 14 March 2016.pdf
SPONSOR FORM 2 NEAL.pdf