Charlton Athletic FC have kindly agreed to help us raise funds for Maxine alcorn -Weller and her family. We are hoping to raise enough money to send Max and her family to Disneyland Paris and also to buy a decent car to enable Max to get to her treatment. Maxine has been a member of Staff at Ashford since was 16 and also a personal friend of mine since she was 9. In Jan 2008 she was diagnosed with Fluid on the Brain and underwent an operation at Kings College to have a shunt put in to drain the fluid away.
At this time she was also told that she had small tumours on the Brain but they were slow growing and not aggressive.
But over the last 2 and a half years, Max has undergone many operations to keep the shunt working, the tumours however have grown at an alarming rate and have become more aggressive over time. She had a course of Radiotherapy in Jan 2010 to try and halt the growth, but this did not work, Max has now started a course of Chemotherapy.
Because of where the Tumours are – right behind her eyes, Max is unable to have her illness diagnosed by a Bi-opsy, it is simply far too dangerous, she would either end up being blind or not come through the bi-opsy at all. This has meant that Max has been unable to claim for many benefits available to Cancer Patients, and Simon, her husband has had to give up work to become her full time carer.
Therefore I hope that as many of you as possible will be able to join us at The Homelands on Monday 21st Feb in our effort to raise funds for a very deserving young lady.
Entrance Fee £6.00 Adults, £3.00 Concessions, Kick off will be 7.30pm and the gates will be open at 6pm.
Charlton players will be in the main hall after the game to sign autographs.
On a personal note I would like to thank Paul Bowden-Brown and Tony Betteridge for their help & support in this.
ASHFORD TOWN legend Mark Stanton has sadly been diagnosed with motor neurone disease.
Stanton is idolised at the club and is most renowned for his equalising FA Cup goal against Fulham for the Neil Cugley-managed Ashford side of the early 90s.
Mark was a keen sportsman and as well as being a quality footballer, he was equally adept on the table tennis table or golf course.
Mark is married with two young children and although he is still working, the Folkestone Table Tennis League which he used to play in have offered their support.
They are hosting a quiz night to raise money for Stanno at the Lanterns Club in Folkestone on Friday, February 18.