Stansted Hilton to host black tie ball in memory of Lee Borman
Lee Borham was diagnosed with Sarcoma – a rare form of cancer – shortly after he married his wife Sharlene in 2007. Despite the efforts of medical staff at University College London Hospital (UCLH), and his never-ending optimism,
he lost fight for life in January 2010 at the age of 36.
Lee, from Takeley in Essex, was an inspiration to all who knew him. Nicola Smith and Jane Amott, who had been friends of his since childhood, hope to raise £20,000 for the Sarcoma Cancer unit at the UCLH, which is one of the largest in Europe.
All the money they raise will go directly to the Unit to:
- help fund clinical trials
- research ways to reduce chemotherapy side effects in patients
- understand the biology of Sarcoma and
- improve both the treatment responses and outcomes for young people with Sarcoma.
"We can't think of a better way to help others like Lee" said Nicola. "We are dedicating our time and some money to plan a charity evening ball in Lee's Memory, with a three-course dinner, entertainment and a disco and with an auction to raise more money. We’ve even got a Mini!"
And we have to thank all of Lee’s friends who have helped us with the organisation, without whom we wouldn’t have managed to get the event off the ground."
What is Sarcoma?