ZOE CERTAINLY BROUGHT IT HOME £100K
On February 20th 2017 at 22:53 Zoes Journey UK smashed through £100,000.00 for the Animal Health Trust to research cancer in dogs, what's more it took only 2 years to do it. Zoe started her chemo in August 2013 immediately on diagnosis of LYMPHOMA by vet Steve Tasker. There was no doubt in my mind I was going to fight it and I had the vet to do it. I didn't know what was going to happen though, It's Cancer, but I had the best on her case. At the time I had 6 dogs and 50% of them had a form of cancer. Hope and Whitnie were babies, just 2 and they were fighting the battle of their lives against HISTIOCYTOSIS. I could have lost 3 of the 6 dogs I had to cancer. I vowed then that I never wanted anyone to feel as alone as I did. I got support from Steve and he became my rock as he saved Zoe's life but not only hers, Hope and Whitnie's too. Zoe was discharged December 2014. We were free to move on. But I couldn't. The memory, fear, hopes, tears stayed with me. How many more out there? I got a mention on Facebook from Maria Magnussen one day, she said she wanted Hooligan to "do a Zoe" he had been diagnosed with Lymphoma. I rang Maria and we spoke, Hoolie was on a chemo drip and was to come home the next day. Maria was on her way to get him, and...Hoolie died.
That night in January was the night that Zoes Journey UK fund was set up via Just Giving. Not for Zoe, or any of my dogs, they had made it, but for all the dogs that are going through and will be diagnosed in the future with cancer. What chance do they have if we don't help them. The next day I asked Steve, who has a dedicated Canine Cancer research unit? The AHT have he said. So I phoned them and spoke to the fundraising department. Marilyn Dickens and I saw we already had a donation in Just Giving so we were off the mark so to speak. I was asked "did I have a target?" A bit taken aback I stumbled I said how about £5,000 in one year? They were amazed and said they would send me a fundraiser pack. I was dreading telling Marilyn as we only had a few hundred pounds. She rang and said "well?" I said £5,000 in one year. "WHAT? How are we going do that?" (she nags me!) Which brings me to now.
A group of people came together with a vision, something in common, the love of their dogs. We came together as friends, some lost their dogs, some lost family members, so many things have happened in this "family" of people over the last 2 years and finally look what happened. But it didn't happen on it's own, it happened because you never gave up believing. You never gave up hope that is now what these dogs have and it's down to you. Thousands of dogs will now have a chance thanks to Zoes Journey UK. So I salute everyone of you who have supported this fund. You have swum, run marathons, cycled hundreds of miles, shaved your head, jumped out of planes, done some of the most crazy things all for the love for your dogs. My thanks to each and every one of you. I would also like to thank all of the companies who have supported us by donating or supplying goods as this has helped us so much. Also it doesn't go without saying, I had the best admin team behind me all the way.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank my vet in a million of which without his treatment and saving Zoe none of this would have happened, WATKINS & TASKER Vet Group. THANK YOU
One Dog, One Woman, One Vet, One Vision, One Amazing Team
THANK YOU TEAM ZOE
ZoesJourneyUK raising funds for AHT researching Canine Cancer
'MAKING A DIFFERENCE'
We are trurly the most fortunate of all animal charities to be the beneficary of everthing you, Zoe and your wonderful team have been through, achieved and stand for. It's a cliche used much too often, 'making a difference', but in the case of ZJUK there couldn't be a truer or better statement to acknowledge the incredible difference ZJUK is making for dogs affected by cancer. They don't know how to say thank you but we do...
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO TEAM ZOE!
Andrew and all at the AHT
Head of Individual Giving & Trusts
WE'VE HAD SOME PRETTY BIG NEWS TODAY
Zoes Journey UK fundrasing campaign has hit their target of raising £100,000 to help us research cancer in dogs! This is INCREDIBLE news and will make a HUGE difference in our work.
Read the full story here: Golden Retriever Inspires £100,000 Donation to help fight canine cancer
JUST £8,000 TO GO AS ZOE BREAKS THROUGH THE £92,000 BARRIER...
Exciting news for Team Zoe as we get nearer to Zoe bringing home 100k.
Please visit our auction page on Facebook 'Zoe Journey UK Auction' to view all the wonderful items that are up for auction to raise funds for canine cancer research at the AHT.
HUGE THANKS TO MARK LABBETT
On behalf of the whole of the Animal Health Trust, the Oncology Unit, the whole of Zoe Journey UK and millions of dogs all over the world, how can we ever thank you for achieving what you just have. Cancer Research in Dogs now takes on a new lease of life thanks to you and the Zoe Journey UK group. Mark, you are a Champion, you are a gentleman, a family man and a great dedicated Daddy to your own golden retriever Baloo. Thank you my friend, from the bottom of our hearts.
ZOE BRINGS IT HOME £100,000 for the AHT
On 23rd August 2016, the campaign was launched at Watkins and Tasker Veterinary Practice in Portishead near Bristol to bring home 100k for the AHT. In the weeks leading up to this "The Chase" was on to reach 68k before Mark Labbett officially launched the campaign. We are happy to announce with overwhelming support we have successfully raised 68k and are now focusing on raising 100k to present at AHT in Newmarket on 19th June 2017, a very special day on what would have been Zoe's 16th birthday. It is also a very important year for the AHT as they will be celebrating their 75th anniversary.
ZJUK would like to extend their appreciation and sincere thanks to Mark and his wife Katie, for lending their time to our cause. Mark said, “I’ve had my Golden Retriever, Baloo, now for the best part of a year and it changes your life. It's really inspiring what Jayne and this team of people have been able to achieve and I’m happy to be here to help, in any way that I can, something that could potentially help improve the quality of life for Baloo as well as other dogs, and their families.”
£75,000 is not too far away. Please help us reach it.
This money has gone to the AHT to help research cancer in dogs
We have a journey ahead.
Please Join Us and Together We Can Get There.
When Zoe was diagnosed with Lymphoma by Steve Tasker of Watkins & Tasker Vet Group back in Aug 2013, I like any other owner broke down. My dog was going to die. But I like so many others have 1000% faith & trust in all the Vets in this incredible practice. The option? Chemotherapy. Or she will die. The story? Thanks to Steve & the team, Zoe made it, after a long course of Chemotherapy. Zoe's quality of life was always the first priority throughout. In fact this picture was taken in the middle of the time with Chemotherapy. See for yourself how she did.
But life may not have changed for Zoe regarding the quality of. It changed for me. My eyes opened to so many dogs who don't make it. So many who do not have the benefit of the care & knowledge Zoe had from this incredible practice on Cancer & the treatment available. Zoe's Journey through Cancer has now changed thousands of dog’s lives for the better. Jan 2015 came. Steve said the Chemo had come to an end......Zoe was free to go. I decided I wanted to help other dogs & owners who were going through the same. I wasn't the only one by far. I rang the Animal Health Trust (AHT) and said I wanted to be a fundraiser to help them with Cancer Research in Dogs. Our target? £5,000 in 1 year!
Zoe's Journey UK was born on the 27th Jan 2015. A dedicated team of people came together with one mission in mind. To help the AHT help dogs with Cancer. Today that target seems a million miles away for all the right reasons. Zoe's Journey UK now stands at just over £900 short of £50,000.00 for the AHT to research Cancer in Dogs. A team really did come together here, a team I am so proud of. To date:- Zoe remains in good health & almost 3 years on is clear of Cancer. All because of this practice & the care she received. Despite this, they don't all make it, that's why we have to continue to raise awareness. Please if you see ANYTHING WRONG no matter how small. Get in touch. 25% of dogs will get Cancer sometime in their life. Please ring and get it checked out. Early diagnosis plays such a great part in treatment. Zoe made it, thanks to Steve & his team, please let there be more like her to follow. The fight continues. Our thanks will always be to Steve, Liz & the team for handing back Zoe's life to her. She will be 15yrs old in June. If you want to help us help the AHT please get in touch.
Every Penny donated goes to the Animal Health Trust to pay for Canine Cancer Research.
* Amount quoted includes £8427.21 in Gift Aid (correct at 05 July 2016).
But it breaks my bloody heart to see this. Yes thanks to Zoe we have this cause, but she is fine, it's about the others now.
Please, Each one of you please visit us on Facebook and join our group. If you have already joined us, try and get just 2 people each to (not just join) but to help out. No matter how small. You don't even have to do it for us. Do it for Toffee, for the ones we have lost, and the ones in the future who will suffer because of these cancers. We need to grow now, we are strong & well known, let's make happen. Just find 1 or 2 new people each to help. After-all, Cancer fears no-one, but let's turn that around so we don't need to fear Cancer. Thank you. Jayne xx
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How Can You Help?
You can help with Zoe’s Journey UK by donating to the fundraising effort. Just text “ZJUK47 £Amount” to 70070, or visit the “Just Giving” page.
There is also an auction site on Facebook where you can purchase numerous items which have been kindly donated by friends of the charity with every penny raised being spent on Canine Cancer Research.
Please visit our Events Pages to see what others have been up to help our cause.
Charity Registration No. 209642
Zoe’s Journey has been set up to raise funds for the Animal Health Trust charity. All funds raised through Zoe’s Journey UK will be used by the Animal Health Trust to further research into canine cancer research. Your kind support in this is greatly appreciated.
Jayne May (Founder of Zoe's Journey UK)