Hi, my name is Helen Lambert, I have played table tennis since I was 7, first played for England when I was 12 ... and was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in May 2010 at the age of 36. It has been a long 18 months, filled with many hurdles: a double mastectomy in June 2010, followed by chemotherapy and the loss of my hair, radiotherapy and horrific third-degree burns, a laparoscopy, consultations and appointments, CT scans, MRI scans, bone scans, numerous blood tests and hopefully, will end with my reconstructive surgery in November 2011.
Myself and my family would like to thank everyone for their support over the last few years. With our Pink Pong Charity, raising money for such a worthwhile cause, if we can make just one persons’ journey through breast cancer that little bit easier, then I know we have all achieved something great.
Pink Pong’s First Anniversary
Pink Pong recently celebrated its first year anniversary with a coaching and fun day at Okehampton Table Tennis Club. The venue hosted the first ever event in 2010 and will be a regular host to the charity for what Pink Pong hopes to be many more years to come.
In 2010 Okehampton raised over £850 through the event itself and merchandise sales and it’s still the venue to beat. Despite a lower turnout this year the Pink Pong team are always keen to continue as every little helps!!
The day still raised £146.80. Mike Hugh Okehampton’s regular coach becomes the new Champion beating Sam Rose in this year final. Jack Lambert had a great day, beating Jordan Bone in the plate final. A fitting way to celebrate the year as Jack does a huge amount to help at different events and his hard work doesn’t go unnoticed.
Liz May posted on Facebook prior to the event, “I would like to say a big big thank you to all those who have and continue to support pink pong, we have had a fantastic year!! I guess my humour is good sometimes hey?? I along with the girls am looking forward to the longevity of our charity and I can't wait to see what the future holds!! Thank you again, love and good health, Liz May x x x”
Pink Pong is really proud to be a year old, it’s achieved so much in a year and in October it will register as a charity in its own right - a fitting way to contribute to “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”.