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My son Ben was diagnosed with cancer when he was only 9 years old, just a few days before his 10th birthday. Our whole world fell apart! Cancer is something that happens to old people isn't it? Don't you believe it! Seeing the number of small children receiving painful chemotherapy, watching their hair fall out, being sick, crying - its heart breaking. Then you go back to hospital again and some of them aren't there anymore...

But with the right treatment and support lymphoma in children is treatable. Ben's been in remission for a while now, his hair has come back (a bit too thick if you ask me) and so its time for us to give something back for all the charitable support we've received. The doctors are amazing but its also the background support for the family that people don't see. Liverpool FC were great too, while Ben was being treated we were taken to Anfield in a VIP box and met Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle while we watched the derby, Liverpool V Everton.

Please donate as much as you can - I'm gonna scare myself to death on 1st September in the hope that you will!

Thanks everyone, Ben and myself appreciate your generosity.

Updates 3

Well I did it! That was the scariest thing I've ever done in my life by a long way! 15,000 feet freefall - the highest in the country. I'm still buzzing a day later

02/09/12 12:40

Guys thanks so much for your donations so far. Unfortunately I don't have contact details for some of you so please accept this posting as a big thank you!

20/06/12 09:46

Hi everyone as promised here's my page for donating to my skydive. Now its gone live it feels all too real. Please offer your support, it will make such a difference to a lot of people. Thanks

10/06/12 14:26

Raising money for

The Lymphoma Association

The Lymphoma Association

Charity Registration No. 1068395

Every 40 minutes another person learns they have lymphatic cancer. For most it’s the first time they've heard of it. We are the only charity in the UK dedicated to supporting them. With your help people can get the vital information and support they need to help manage their illness.

Donations 58

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Well done Martin x

Donation by Yvonne Des-Forges on 01/10/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Amazing achievement! Well done Martin :-)

Donation by Dan Derricott on 06/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done on your jump!!

Donation by Andy,Karen, Joe and Matthew Tees on 04/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Retro Youth

Donation by Mr. Mabl on 04/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Bridget White on 04/09/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Quality effort Martin! Great cause, well done :-)

Donation by James Wadsworth on 03/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Josephine Towl on 29/08/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Miriam McCann on 23/08/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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good luck mate, you're gonna need those tight shorts on : )

Donation by craig bratley on 21/08/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Martin!

Donation by Lys Ann Reiners on 21/08/12

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

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Have fun and don't break anything !

Donation by Heather Flynn on 20/08/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Go for it ! I'll be laughing all day.

Donation by Dave from the Gym on 20/08/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Very best of luck on the day mate....

Donation by Justin and Maxine Salmon on 16/08/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by PAUL WALSH on 15/08/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Just think of what a lovely view of the Lincolnshire countryside you'll have from so far up. So very far up. Really, really quite high....

Donation by Phil Sawyer on 15/08/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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That looks like a very worthy cause indeed, but I thought you would have prefered a sponsored 'pointless picking up big bits of metal' ! Good luck

Donation by Jamie Buttle on 02/08/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Caroline Low on 18/07/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Antony O'Sullivan on 16/07/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 16/07/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Karine HEBEL-DEANE on 16/07/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Oonagh Monaghan on 09/07/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by julie sale on 08/07/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Jane Charlesworth on 07/07/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by mark gresswell on 05/07/12

Donation by Nick Cooper on 05/07/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£897.00
  • Offline donations£781.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,678.00
  • Gift Aid£185.50

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