Sisters support the Cancer Centre for Dad

07.06.16 Categories: Cancer Centre Appeal, Patient stories, Supporter stories,

Above (left-right): Rosh, their dad and her sister Kirstie


Rosh Mulvany completed the Cancer Centre Abseil on Saturday 5 June, raising money for Guy's Cancer Centre. She, along with others, abseiled down the Cancer Centre. 

She's done incredibly well with her fundraising and raised over £450, so smashing her target of £300. 

Rosh has been a long-time supporter of the Cancer Centre after her Dad was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2014. He has been receiving treatment at Guy's and St Thomas'. 

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Rosh and her family also took part in this year's Guy's Urban Challenge to fundraise for the Cancer Centre. Well done! 

Their story

Kirstie and her sister Rosh fundraised for the Cancer Centre at Guy's by encouraging people to 'snap their dad' on Father's Day: posting a selfie with their dad on social media along with the text donate number to encourage others to donate. She was inspired to fundraise as her dad is currently being treated at Guy's for small cell lung cancer. The condition is not curable but is treatable, and Kirstie's dad has had chemotherapy and radiotherapy to manage the condition.

'Our dad means everything to us'

‘We decided to fundraise for Guy's Cancer Centre Appeal as the staff at Guy's have been fantastic,' says Kirstie.

'They deal with cancer, and those it affects, day in and day out and yet are not blasé about it. They show true compassion and treat their patients and their families like people, not hospital numbers and take on board any concerns they have. They know their patient; they know their name, they know their history and most of all they listen.

'Dad has openly discussed the future: wills, financial matters and his wishes, which has been incredibly hard for all of us. He has told us that he doesn't want any flowers at his funeral, but instead would like donations to the new Cancer Centre at Guy's where he has been having the majority of his treatment. We think it's fitting that we show our thanks for his care now, whilst he can participate, and so #SnapYourDad was born. 

'Our dad means everything to us. Why? Because he is ours. He's the one that chased us round the park as we learned to ride a bike without stabilisers. The one that taught us right from wrong. The one who taught us that you have to work for what you want. The one who was not impressed if you let slip the cricket/rugby/F1 result before he had watched it on Sky+!!  He's a great dad and a grandad and he has so much still to see.’

You can also support Guy's Cancer Centre by organising a fundraising activity. Find out more.