Sadly, a fellow patient passed away at the Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital this week. The lady in question, Bobby, was a ‘comper’ – someone who likes to enter online voting competitions. She was also part of an online comper community which has come together to turn this sad passing into a force for good.
Some of her friends have set up a Facebook event to encourage their fellow compers to vote for Pseudomyxoma Survivor in this month’s Direct Debit ‘Big Break for Charities’ competition with the winning charity being awarded £2000.
We are humbled by this amazing example of how online communities can change the lives of cancer patients as £2000 is a lot of money for a very small charity like us and will enable us to continue to help those affected by pseudomyxoma peritonei. The votes for the charity have increased from 140 to over 1000 in just over 48 hours. There’s still a way to go but Pseudomyxoma Survivor is in with a good chance with support such as this.
Bobby’s story has been featured by both her local paper and by the Liberal Democrats for whom she was planning to stand this year. To show your support, please visit the campaign on Facebook or go here – http://j.mp/1hBBBpz – directly to vote. Terms and conditions apply.
Rest in Peace, Bobby.