To date we have raised over £12,000
SO WHAT IS THE KELLY ROSS TRIBUTE?
May you rest in peace
11/09/1982 - 04/07/2015
Kelly was such a bright, warm hearted, caring girl. Nothing was ever too much trouble and she would gladly make time for us all. Kelly's life centered around family, friends and being a fantastic mother to two wonderful children. She gave her whole working life to hairdressing where she built up a fantastic loyal client base who will greatly miss her skill.
Kelly fell unwell in 2014, then in April of 2015 came the devastating cancer diagnosis. It was non curable, and Kelly was to undergo chemotherapy treatment at the Bath Royal United Hospital. In this time of care, Kelly built up a relationship with all the fantastic staff who gave their best possible care to her. She spoke highly of all the staff, and we heard how quickly the staff fell for her calm, warm and friendly nature.
Unfortunately all this fantastic care could not cure Kelly, andin July 2015 with the greatest sadness came Kelly's passing.
Raising funds in someone's name will sadly not bring them back, but what it will do is inspire each and every one of us to do something amazing to honour those we have lost and make a difference for the future.
The Kelly Ross tribute fund has been set up to commemorate and pay tribute to Kelly's life and give each of us the chance to have an involvement in shaping the future of cancer care.
All proceeds from Kelly's tribute fund will go direct to the Forever Friends appeal.
The Forever Friends Appeal
The Forever Friends appeal is the charity for the Royal United hospitals. They fund projects that make a difference to the lives of thousands of patients cared for by the Royal United hospitals each year as well as the friends and family who visit them. All fundraisers and donors make it possible to help pay for additional equipment, research and innovations, as well as finishing touches and ‘extras’ that complement the existing high quality care at the Hospitals.
Changing the shape of cancer patients’ futures comes at a price – The Forever Friends Appeal is therefore raising £8.5m towards the cost of the Bath RUH Cancer Centre (total cost estimated at c£23.5 million).
The new unit, believed to be the best cancer centre for a district general hospital in the UK, will be a state of the art building, taking a holistic approach that is designed to produce a highly beneficial healing environment for patients and their families. It is planned for the Cancer Centre to be fully operational by 2018, but significant elements will be commissioned and completed in advance of this date.