The first Ovacome Gala in loving memory of Debbie Baldwin.

Debbie passed away on the 9th September in Holland. Debbie had a huge heart and freely provided support, friendship, strength and love to family, friends and even people she meet for the first time. Her warmth on all occasions was evident and her smile would light up the room - as mentioned "once met never forgotten".

She continually raised awareness and supported charities throughout her life with sponsored walks, runs and also climbing Kilimanjaro in 2017.

In March 2020, to mark Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Debbie shared her story with the public in a blog article. Here she spoke of the support she received following her diagnosis of Clear Cell ovarian cancer, from her colleagues and encouraged women to be aware of the symptoms of ovarian cancer and if they experience any of the symptoms to seek medical help from their doctor.

In this blog post, Debbie said:

“The great support from family, friends and colleagues, and a positive attitude, have helped me deal with many of the challenges on this journey.

“I hope that promoting greater awareness about ovarian cancer will help other women and ultimately, save more lives.”

Debbie and her dad also did a charity walk earlier this year to raise funds for ovarian cancer. Debbie completed 26.2 miles even though she was in the middle of a drug trial treatment which had an adverse impact on her health but she still battled through the pain to complete the walk.

Debbie had the vision to set up a gala event even though she wasn’t sure she would be able to attend. Please join us to celebrate Debbie’s life and also raise money for Ovacome, the UK’s national ovarian cancer support charity. Ovacome have been providing personalised support and information to those diagnosed with ovarian cancer and their loved ones since 1996.

Taking place on The Tereza Joanna Boat on King George V Dock, London. We will gather for a welcome reception, sit down dinner, auction, raffle, live music and dancing.

Auction

There will be a live auction held on the night and there will be an option to bid by phone if you are not attending the live event. Please click below to browse items or make a bid.

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Pravin Naicker