Donations Gallery

Listed below are the very generous donations we have received – including personal gifts and memorials. For Fundraising Events, please look at our calendarThanks everyone for the continued support to MDS UK.

In memory of my wife Elaine

In memory of my wife Elaine

When my wife of 54 years sadly passed away on 8 April 2021 after a short but devastating illness, she had chosen the MDS Patients Support Group as her nominated charity for donations primarily to support the group that had helped me over many years. Donations following her funeral have reached almost £1,800 to date, […]

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In memory of Carlos Ballester Fernandez

In memory of Carlos Ballester Fernandez

Carlos Ballester Fernandez went too soon on 7th March 2021. He is desperately missed by Catherine after 52 years of love and happiness, by his beautiful sons Xavier and Julian who gave him such joys as well by their lovely Olivias, by his grandson Jack and by all his family and friends which he cherished. […]

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In memory of Guy Rouquette

In memory of Guy Rouquette

Guy, my husband, was diagnosed with MDS over 10 years ago at the age of 64. He also had a kidney removed around the same time. He died on December 31st 2019. I am very pleased to be invited to tell his story. Guy was well until about 2 years ago when his health began to […]

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Ron Holder’s “Twice a Refugee”: My last day at school

Ron Holder’s “Twice a Refugee”: My last day at school

This book was originally destined for family and close friends, but the reaction has been such that it might find a wider readership. To this end, together with my wife Lin, I decided to print a further number of copies to be sold as a donation to the MDS UK Patient Support Group as my […]

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“Twice A Refugee” by Ron Holder

“Twice A Refugee” by Ron Holder

This book was originally destined for family and close friends, but the reaction has been such that it might find a wider readership. To this end, together with my wife Lin, I decided to print a further number of copies to be sold as a donation to the MDS UK Patient Support Group as my […]

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In memory of Caroline Wright

In memory of Caroline Wright

Some of you will know of Caroline Wright, one of our family and a strong supporter of our charity. It is with some sadness that we let you know that Caroline passed away on 14th November, after relapse of her illness earlier this year. Despite a difficult programme of treatment which she met head-on, and a […]

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In memory of Bev Nye

In memory of Bev Nye

We are very saddened to hear about the passing of our dear member Bev Nye. Bev and his wife Janet were active volunteers and contributed enormously to the wellbeing of other MDS patients by starting the Derbyshire Local MDS Group. We will miss him badly. Bev and Janet shared their story with us for our […]

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Anglia MDS Support Group

Anglia MDS Support Group

Thank you so much to the members of the Anglia MDS UK Local Support Group, and to their outgoing coordinator John Heywood and their treasurer Michael Turner. The group raised money for MDS UK by handing around their collection tin at meetings, and we are very appreciative of the organisation that went into this, and […]

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In memory of Brian Hallisey

In memory of Brian Hallisey

MDS UK Patient Support Group has received a Memorial Donation for £365, in memory of Brian Hallisey. Brian passed away on Friday 1st of March 2019, aged 75, surrounded by family, after a short illness. A beloved husband to Norma for 52 years, a devoted father to Amy Laura, her husband Ben, and an adoring […]

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