Anneline Gorman Memorial Fund

Help For Patients

Stephen Gorman went through many trials and tribulations, helping his dear mother from her ovarian cancer diagnoses in 2007 through the final years of her life. He lived with her, laughed with her, they shared good times and bad times and they gave each other strength during the hardest days. Stephen gave her all the love, help and support his mother needed, when she needed it.

Sadly, she was not to survive the disease and in September 2013, six years after her ovarian cancer diagnosis, Anneline Gorman passed away. She was an inspirational person to her friends and family and she helped many people during her life. She worked for many years as a volunteer for Age Concern and she had the desire to help and understood the importance of helping out those in need. She was selfless and giving, and always positive. Even when she knew that the end was coming she refused to give up the fight – determined that she would meet her first grandchild who was born just two weeks before Anneline Gorman died. She remained largely in high spirits until the end and it is in this spirit of giving, and of fighting and of keeping a positive spirit that her son Stephen established this charity.

Stephen is the only son of Anneline Gorman and wishes through the charity to offer his support to patients of ovarian cancer. Everybody needs a listening ear from time to time and Stephen wishes to help patients in any way he can – principles that his mother instilled in him from a very young age.

 Stephen wishes to honour his mother’s memory but is not a counsellor, and does not claim to offer a professional counselling service. He and we strongly advise that a patient seek professional counselling if a patient’s General Practitioner or cancer specialist recommends it.

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.”


“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.”