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Family and friends club together to make a difference

The Goacher family will be hosting a charity golf day in memory of their courageous daughter who sadly lost her battle against ovarian cancer. 
L-R Tina, her daughter Megan, husband Bob and daughter Amy - resized

Amy Goacher, 21, was cared for at Saint Francis Hospice before she passed away in 2012 and on Friday, August 26 the golf day, sponsored by Telford Homes, will be held at Wanstead Golf Course to raise money for the hospice and to fund research into the disease.    

This is the fourth year Amy's Dad, Bob, Mum Tina and sister, Megan have organised the event, which is known as Amy's Day.

A day of golf is then followed by a BBQ, along with an evening of entertainment including an auction, a raffle with lots of exciting prizes and finishing with DJ Vinyl Ritchie getting the dance floor going!   Amy Goacher - resized

"We cannot put into words how grateful we are for the constant support and generosity of those who have helped us through some very difficult times and a huge thank you to Saint Francis Hospice for all their amazing work," said Tina.    

Amy, from South Woodford, was just 19-years-old and in the first year of a psychology degree at Bournemouth University when she was diagnosed with cancer.    

                                                                                           L-R Tina, Megan, Bob and Amy

Despite having to come to terms with her illness, the brave young woman was determined to ensure other people benefited from the care and support services she received at the hospice in Havering-atte-Bower.    

And she left a fundraising legacy which has inspired friends and family to raise more than £26, 646 for the hospice, along with £44,000 to fund research into ovarian cancer by her former Consultant Ian McNeish, who is currently Professor of Gynaecological Oncology at the Institute of Cancer Sciences at the University of Glasgow.    

The final donation of the money raised goes towards SUDEP (Suden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy) in memory of Amy's best friend, Ellie Davis who sadly passed away in February 2010. 

Amy Goacher - resized

Amy Goacher