Our current website
The current website was built as a donation by Graham Haddock. Updated in 2013 and converted into a html 5 site.
Past web sites
The original website was designed free of charge by Ian Trenfield.
Ian was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease, a cancer of the lymphatic system, in June 2001, after his second year at university. For the rest of the year, he received Chemotherapy at the Haematology clinic at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.
In early 2002, Ian's cancer returned and he received more chemotherapy, followed by a Stem Cell transplant at Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Birmingham in May. After recovery, he underwent four weeks of radiotherapy in Shrewsbury. One month after finishing this treatment, he returned to the University of Birmingham to complete his degree in Software Engineering and achieved a first class honours degree.
Throughout his treatment, Ian has seen first hand the desperate need for improved cancer facilities at the hospital. Ian says:
"My treatment from Dr O'Connor and his team in the Haematology clinic and ward has been second to none. The clinic desperately needs improved facilities and more space so that they can continue to provide such wonderful care. For the benefit of cancer patients, past, present and future, it is imperative that this new cancer centre appeal is successful, and this can only be achieved through the help of local people."
Ian has also seen the work of the charity during his treatment:
"Without the remarkable achievements of the Lingen Davies Cancer Relief Fund, I would have received much of my treatment in Wolverhampton or Bimingham, which would have meant many frustrating and depressing hours spent travelling back and forth on a daily basis. Thanks to the charity, I was able to receive my treatment just a few miles from home."