Message from David Taylor
Our beautiful eldest daughter Sue Blasotta phoned us on the 26th November 2010 from the Royal Free Hospital to tell us that she had a scan which showed three lesions on her brain and that they were going to operate. Six weeks later on the 8th January 2011 she died at the age of 42 leaving 2 young children Sasha aged 12 and Daniel aged 10. At the time of her death there were 2 other young people from our parish of St Monica’s Palmers Green, Anthony Bourke and Jackie McGovern who both subsequently died from Brain Tumours, all three from Irish families.
When I started to investigate the disease I found that more young people aged under 40 died from this form of Cancer than any other type, yet less than 1% of research funding went into this area of research.
Our Sue was passionate about fundraising for Cancer Research as we had lost a number of family members and friends from this terrible disease. She had completed 5 Race foe Life’s and a Sky Dive and I decided that a good way to keep her memory alive was to continue her work and give her lovely children a legacy of the love shown to their mother’s memory.
I set up In Sue’s name in 2014 as a registered charity and we hed 3 Annual Golf Days in 3 years raising £35k. In February 2017 we launched the charity officially at the Blizard Institute in Whitechapel where we donate our money for Research. In March, we held our first major event a Greek Night at the Penridge Suite in Arnos grove and the Greek Community were so supportive and we raised £21.5k in one night thanks to our amazing Committee.
Since then we have held a number of events and so far we have raised £170k to wards our target of £1 million pounds by 2027.
We are holding our second Greek Night at the Penridge Suite on Friday 1st March with dancing to Cleopatra band and display of Greek Dancing from the Elite School of Dance. With wonderful Greek food provided by John Pitselis who is on our Committee, we will also have a Charity Auction and Raffle.
We are looking for companies to sponsor tables, also looking for Auction and Raffle prizes, please call me David Taylor on 07940 877486 or to book tickets online the link is www.bookwhen.com/InSuesName1