A message from Ian McStay
As you all know, TTCC and Cricket has been a major part of my life since John Foulkes wrote to me aged 11, encouraging the young “Dobbin” to join TTCC.
Having Played every season for the next 43 Years, I am extremely proud of my commitment to the club and equally extremely proud of everyone associated with the club.
As you know, this summer hasn’t been the kindest to me and I would very much like to pay back something to an amazing charity which helped me psychologically and emotionally – Maggies Centre in Oxford.
In early May, after collapsing at home and spending time in hospital, I was diagnosed with Stomach Cancer. The words no one wishes to hear. Dealing with such devastating news is psychologically extremely difficult, and difficult for friends and family to find the right words.
The clinical Treatment I received was magnificent, my heartfelt gratitude goes out to the Surgeons, Doctors, nurses, and all the amazing NHS staff who looked after me for many weeks. However, emotionally you feel very alone, and you are at the mercy of your mind wandering into dark places. It takes a strong person to be at ease with all that is going on.
Early after my Diagnosis, I was encouraged to visit Maggie’s centre in Oxford, a Cancer Charity set up to offer a sanctuary to all diagnosed with this dreadful disease. It was here that I received the most amazing psychological and emotional support.
As a Charity, Maggie’s needs financial support to continue to run. The centre in Oxford alone costs £2,400 per day to run and unashamedly I wish to ask for your financial support. Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could support them for 1 week! (Goal set)
Please show your support and donate here:
My deepest gratitude to you all.
PS: I am now well on the road to physical recovery having been told I am Cancer free!