Last month, Network Group (NG) proudly announced our support for Target Ovarian Cancer (TOC) at our annual Exhibition, Gala & Awards.
We went to the Membership to request nominations for this year’s charity partner, with Sean Jones stepping forward to nominate TOC in memory of his late wife Mandy.
Sean bravely shared his story with his peers, describing his beloved Mandy as ‘kind as an angel, patient, and sharp as a knife’. Heartbreakingly, Mandy’s life was taken too soon by ovarian cancer. Aptly described by Sean as ‘a silent killer’, with many women, including Mandy, not being diagnosed until stage four. As a result, the treatment is often palliative.
We’re truly humbled by Sean’s vulnerability and openness with the Group, and we’re thrilled to share we raised £15,657 for TOC on the night. This money will go towards helping achieve early diagnosis, investment in research, and support for families.
Sean himself kicked off the fundraising, donating €1000 directly to TOC, followed by NG Member Steven Lightfoot putting his Heads & Tails prize back up for auction, won by our Chairman Perry Ashby for an additional £500.
Prizes up for grabs included:
A round of Golf at Bowood’s PGA 18-hole championship course donated by MSP Finance Team
Terra 1460Q Notebook donated by Terra Computer
Two tickets in the South Stand for Tottenham Hotspurs including exclusive access to the 1882 club donated by Inforcer
Arsenal Club Level tickets donated by David Tulip
British Master Preview Golf Day, Fourball at the Belfry resort donated by Gamma
Spider-Man Memorabilia signed by Tom Holland donated by Dominic Holland
FH06 HD Home Cinema Projector donated by Epson
Ryze Tello Drone donated by Mesh
Zuma Waterproof earbuds donated by ConnectWise
Sony WH-XB910N Headphones donated by Egnyte
£100 Amazon voucher donated by Clear Insurance Management
Rally Driving Experience donated by Uptime Solutions
Bose Wireless Headphones donated by OpenText
Nespresso Creatista Plus donated by CyberQP (formerly Quickpass Cybersecurity)
Terra Beer Keg donated by Terra Computer
£500 Red Letter Days voucher donated by ThreatLocker
Neil Jensen’s Favourite Wine Choices donated by Neil Jensen
Tecware Gaming Bundle donated by i3i Distribution
Fire Tab HD8 donated by SCG
3 course lunch for two at the 5* luxury Shangri-la Hotel at The Shard donated by Giganet
Premium Hospitality at the Tulip Club Saracens home game donated by Pax8
1 week stay at Spey Bey with Classic Car driving experience donated by Mark Dunscombe
We’d like to thank our Members and Partners for their incredibly generous donations to the raffle and auction, buying raffle tickets, bidding, and donating directly to TOC. This is a life-changing, and lifesaving, amount of money.