CEO of Ant Marketing, Anthony Hinchliffe, announced as Weston Park Cancer Charity’s newest Patron.
It’s our great pleasure to name Anthony Hinchliffe as a Patron of Weston Park Cancer Charity.
“I’ve met some incredible people at Weston Park,” said Anthony.
Anthony is a Sheffield-born philanthropic entrepreneur, whom you may largely recognise from successful telemarketing company Ant Marketing. He has worked closely with us for many years; and joins fellow Weston Park Patrons such as Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill CBE, ex-English cricketer Darren Gough, Celebrity Chef Tim Bilton, and Sheffield United’s Stadium Announcer Gary Sinclair.
His continued support started back in 2016, prior to a bowel cancer diagnosis. Thankfully, Anthony was given the all-clear after five weeks of radiotherapy treatment each weekday, plus a six-hour operation, in 2017.
Anthony Hinchliffe says,
“Being diagnosed with bowel cancer was a very worrying time. Two weeks into my tests, the word ‘tumour’ was used. I looked my consultant straight between the eyes and thought: ‘I’m a cancer patient now’.
I was very conscious that I had to tell my children - They’re two very bright people, in their twenties, and I didn’t want to cover up what the situation was. On the other hand, there was no point panicking – we needed to get through it as best we could.
After my operation, which was a big one, I said to my consultant there ‘sir, you have saved my life’ and he said ‘no, Weston Park saved your life’. It was so powerful, and that’s the reason for my support. Weston Park is Sheffield at its best!”
For Anthony’s first official act of patronage, Ant Marketing is sponsoring this year’s Weston Park Charity Race Evening at Doncaster Racecourse on June 2nd, 2023. As part of this, he is generously donating 100 tickets to the staff at Weston Park Hospital.
Since the charity horse racing takeover began in 2016, Ant Marketing has raised over £41,000 towards cancer services, advice, therapies, and support in the South Yorkshire region.
Emma Clarke, CEO OF Weston Park Cancer Charity says:
“Ant Marketing have been an enormous supporter of ours for many years now, the support they have given is amazing. Anthony himself is an incredible example of someone who has given back so much to the charity and is so deserving of his patronage.
We are so lucky to have people like Anthony standing shoulder to shoulder with us and giving us their unwavering dedication. It’s because of our wonderful supporters and patrons that we are able to continuing supporting the one in two of us impacted by cancer and we simply couldn’t do it without them.”
We can’t wait to grow our relationship further with Anthony in supporting those living with and affected by cancer. If you would like to help us to support the one in two people facing cancer, you can make a donation by clicking below.
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