What we have funded

Teenage Cancer Trust

£100,000
Purchase of fully furnished room for teenagers at SGH to live in with family whilst receiving treatment.

Piam Brown Ward

£55,000
For the provision of ultrasound probe, chemotherapy chair and upgrade to Day Ward.

The Youth Cancer Trust

£1,000

Starlight Children's Foundation

£1,000

Child Bereavement Charity

£1,000

Scat

£30,000
Osteosarcoma Genome Project.

Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust

£1,000

Bone Cancer Research Trust

£30,000
Bone tumour research projects.

And more..

In addition to these donations we have supported local families with individual grants to cover travelling costs to and from hospital and provided medical, educational and recreational equipment.

The Three Ells Trust

Who we are..

The Three Ells Trust was formed in 2000 by David and Helen Naerger following the loss of their son, Lewis, aged 16 years from an Osteosarcoma (Primary Bone Tumour). In September 2014, their son, Lloyd, came on-board. He became a trustee shortly after, following the sad loss of David after a short battle with Renal Cell Carcinoma. Helen and Lloyd, along with support from his brother Liam, have continued the fantastic work that David was so passionate about.

The charity was set-up to make a difference to the lives of children, and their families, who have cancer or other life-limiting or life-threatening illnesses.

We work closely with the Teenage Cancer Trust at Southampton General Hospital as well as the Kingfisher Ward at Dorset County Hospital. We provide recreational and educational equipment at these hospitals and to families at home. We also assist with the often overlooked financial impact of travel and accommodation costs involved in the care or treatment of a loved-one.

Since 2011, we fully funded Mairead Farrell in the post of Paediatric Palliative Care nurse at Kingfisher Ward Dorset County Hospital. Mairead was awarded the Chairman's Award at the GEM Awards, an annual presentation to recognise those who have made an outstanding contribution to the hospital. In December 2016, Mairead moved on to pastures new. The Three Ells Trust will always be grateful for her enthusiasm, dedication and development of the post, more than we could have ever hoped for in the early days. We now welcome Emma Davies who has recently been appointed to the post and we look forward to working closely with Emma and continue to provide families with the much needed support.

We have funded research into Primary Bone Tumours through the Bone Cancer Research Trust and also to the Skeletal Cancer Action Trust attached to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Stanmore. We have recently supported the Teenage Cancer Trust's Youth Empowerment Programme in Southampton and the South. This donation will make a fundamental different to the work they are able to do giving young people with Cancer the vital non-clinical care they are desperately in need of. This is to understand and cope with their diagnosis and reduce their isolation.

The Three Peaks Challenge for the Three Ells Trust

What an experience! A great bunch of lads of different ages and fitness, all with one thing in common; to complete the 3 Peaks in 24 hours.

Drive from Weymouth to Snowdon. We started at the base of Snowdon at 13:50 on Friday 6th of July with great weather. Everyone was fit and raring to go. We took off and conquered the first peak with high spirits.

Drive from Snowdon to Scafell Pike. This peak at night was the most challenging. It was far more difficult than expected but we all completed it, some much quicker than others!

Drive from Scafell Pike to Ben Nevis. Arriving at Ben Nevis, again with great weather, we set off knowing the time left to complete the task at hand. This was going to be different as we all wanted to complete the challenge as a team, but with people getting very tired we had to split up. With the encouragement we got from each other, we all reached the peak one way or another. We had time for a team photo and look at the magnificent view before the final descent. It was left up to each member to ensure they completed the descent within the remaining time. This was achieved successfully by all, completing the challenge before the deadline of 13:50 on Saturday 7th of July.

This was a great challenge for all of us and we could not have done this without our fantastic drivers Dave and Kev.

A huge thank you to each and every person who sponsored us for such a great cause.

24 Hour 5-a-side is a Marathon Hit

A GROUP of brave individuals took part in a marathon 24-hour five-a-side football match at Redlands to raise money for the Three Ells Trust.

Starting at midday on Saturday the 21st of May 2016, the players battled exhaustion, injuries, and a lack of rest to eventually hobble towards the final whistle, scoring a combined 921 goals at midday the following day.

With the sides battling throughout the night, the Reds managed to pull in front of the Blues at around 3am and never looked back, eventually winning 484 to the Blues 437.

Rich Narramore of the Blue team finished with 95 goals to his name, which put him top of the scoring charts despite the loss.

The initial goal for the event was to raise £500, but the overall amount raised totalled nearly £5500!

A spokesperson for the event said: "The Three Ells Trust does fantastic work in the county and has consistently helped to make a difference to lives of Children suffering from cancer, leukaemia or other life-limiting illnesses."

Lloyd Naerger of the Three Ells Trust, who organised and participated in the event, would like to thank all of those who came down to support across the two days.

He said: "I would also like to thank WowzOnCanvas for printing all of the shirts, all of the players who gave everything they had over the 24 hours and to all of those who have donated so far to make the event such a success.

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