Fundraising support for Colchester cancer unit in memory of ‘vibrant’ Vicky Ellis

Vicky Ellis

Vicky Ellis - Credit: Archant

More than £3,500 will be presented to the Colchester hospital chemotherapy unit in memory of a woman who died of cervical cancer aged just 25.

Wacky hair day in memory of Vicky Ellis

Wacky hair day in memory of Vicky Ellis - Credit: Archant

Vicky Ellis, from Alresford, passed away on May 28 this year following an 18-month battle with the disease.

Former work colleagues at the Manheim Colchester car auction, Frating, have held a series of fundraising events in Vicky’s memory.

In total they have raised £1,765 for the Mary Barron Suite at Colchester General Hospital, through activities including a wacky hair day, beat the goalie and a raffle.

Sharon Wingrave, Vicky’s mother, will present the money to hospital staff on Monday.

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A further £1,765 will also be given to the Colchester League of Hospital and Community Friends to donate to the West Bergholt oncology ward, where Vicky was also treated.

Ms Wingrave said: “Before she passed away, Vicky made it clear that she wanted to support the Mary Barron Suite and West Bergholt ward. She was very well looked after by all the staff who were really supportive of the family at this difficult time.”

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Gillian Bowen, human resources advisor at Manheim Colchester, added: “Vicky really flourished in her time at Manheim. Vicky was so vibrant, bright and bubbly and everybody loved her, which is why we wanted to support her chosen charities and do her proud.

“It is fair to say a majority of colleagues joined in, including some of our vendors and customers, which was great to see.”

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