Our daughter, Ruby, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer in spring 2010 when she was just 8 years old. In the 16 months that followed, she underwent several bouts of surgery, intensive radiotherapy and many cycles of chemotherapy. Throughout all of this, she displayed unshakeable courage and an unfailing sense of humour. Her ability to face difficulties head-on with such strength and grace taught us many things.
Ruby was very creative and would spend many hours with her cousins making up stories and drawing pictures of characters they had invented.
Fat Cow was a favourite and was guaranteed to trigger peels of laughter and giggles that would last for days.
Ruby died in the Summer of 2011. Although this is devastating for us, we believe positive things must come from even the worst of situations and it was with this in mind that we decided to establish Ruby's Fat Cow Fund.
The aim of Ruby's Fat Cow Fund is to raise as much money as possible and to divide it equally between four charities which we feel offer tremendous support to families in our situation and who make extremely difficult times more bearable. We hope to raise the profile of these amazing charities while at the same time keeping Ruby's memory alive.
To read more about the charities we support click here
Thank you for your support.
Annette, Tim, Jemima and Eva