William's story

 We have some very sad news to share with all of you. After a lengthy, courageous and very valiant battle against cancer, William Yeoward passed away peacefully on Tuesday 18th June.

William was a designer living and working in London. As many do today he was living with cancer and had been for a while. He found his experience to be a test of his inner self. His resolve was to make a difference where he could.

After diagnosis and two surgeries William left hospital with many emotions, mainly confusion and a dose of fear... and unsure of what exactly was going to happen next. Life without a map! I was sent home with information that was not clear. It's not that anyone wasn’t helpful, informative or without care. It was simply that he was muddled and vital information seemed to be everywhere but not in one place.

He felt that there needed to be an App where you could store all the key information specific to you, uploaded to your phone on departure from hospital. This would replace confusion with clarity. To him it was important that patients be given the tools to find the way through their own particular maze. Understanding helps to bring peace and positivity and will enable patients to feel peaceful and positive. That's what puts you in a good place and that is Screw Cancer.

This was his motivation, his vision and the purpose of his charity Screw Cancer.

The world has lost an inspiring and very special human being. William leaves behind a legacy that only he could have built, and a vital part of that legacy is Screw Cancer. No words can adequately express our sadness at William's death. We will honour his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he started. We celebrate a life lived well and to the full. We celebrate a life of great achievement and success. We celebrate a man, whose kindness, generosity and indomitable positivity are an example to us all. Now at peace and forever in our hearts and memories.