Bluewood support the Kirsty Louise Streek Foundation

Our commitment to supporting charitable ventures in and around our local area remains high on the agenda and this month we were pleased to connect with the Kirsty Louise Streek Foundation and sponsor a table at their very first charity ball held in memory and honour of it’s name sake, Kirsty.

In June 2017, Kirsty was diagnosed with Angio Sarcoma, a rare cancer that develops in the inner lining of blood vessels and lymph vessels. Following a successful operation that July, the cancer returned in January 2022, at which point the diagnosis was considered life limiting. During this time Kirsty was also diagnosed with MS and she sadly passed away in October that year at the age of 32. 

Kirsty was hugely active and hugely loved within the community, giving her time to charitable projects and local groups, as well as working as a paediatric physiotherapist for the NHS. By setting up the Kirsty Louise Streek Foundation, her husband Kent, sister Megan and Mother Sharon hope that they can continue Kirsty’s legacy of “always putting others first’.

The Foundation not only works to raise awareness for this rare condition which, according to Sarcoma UK, effects typically 164 people each year  in England, an incidence of 0.29 cases per 100,000 people, but also to support charities that were close to Kirsty’s heart, where she spent much of her time volunteering and undergoing treatment for her own illness.

All funds raised through events such as charity walks, balls and other sponsored challenges will go towards The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity,  Sarcoma UK, MS Society UK and A Wig That’s Different, (links below), as well as funding various projects which look to support young people with terminal cancer.

To find out more about the charity, how you can donate and how you could get involved head over to https://www.gofundme.com/f/kirsty-streek-charity or on Instagram @kirstylouisestreekfoundation

https://www.royalmarsden.org
https://sarcoma.org.uk
https://www.mssociety.org.uk
@a_wig_thats_different

#bemorekirsty