Story

Three years ago in July my sister, Jane, finally succumbed to cancer aged just 30. It ended a brave 11-year battle against the disease that began when sinovial sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer, was diagnosed at the beginning of 1998. 

After a major op to remove part of a muscle in her back, the site of the original cancer and a course of radiotherapy, Jane's condition went into remission and a normal life beckoned. In 2004, however, six months after giving birth to her daughter, Lily, Jane discovered a lump under her arm. The cancer had returned, this time to her ribs.

Another major operation was necessary and chemotherapy followed. Jane also took part in a clinical trial of a new drug when the cancer later spread to her lungs. 

My sister gave it everything to try to beat her cancer -  doing her best to build her career, as well as being a mum and wife. Despite being exhausted by her condition a lot of the time she never once complained. She was the bravest person I've known. 

Throughout her treatment during the times she felt strong enough Jane was keen to provide support for other sarcoma sufferers through sharing her experiences at her regional Sarcoma UK group.

 

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Updates 2

Many thanks for all your donations - the running total currently stands at £2,270! - a big chunk of which came thanks to the generosity of people at the Bell Inn, Horndon-on-the-Hill, my sister's local pub.

12/10/12 10:15

Many thanks for all donations so far. Just to add that every penny I raise will go to Sarcoma UK - all transport, accommodation and arrangement costs come out of my own pocket

21/09/12 11:57

Raising money for

Sarcoma UK

Sarcoma UK

Charity Registration No. in England and Wales 1139869, Scotland SC044260

We are the only charity in the UK focusing on all types of sarcoma. Our mission is to increase knowledge and awareness of sarcoma through ground-breaking programmes to transform the landscape for everyone affected by sarcoma. Charity reg no. (1139869) Company limited by guarantee (7487432).

Donations 36

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well done for completing the ride, mate!

Donation by Murray Withers on 13/11/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Michaela Wright on 09/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 05/10/12

£30.00

Donation by Anonymous on 05/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done and best of luck!

Donation by Keely Ward on 05/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck Scott, pedal those legs. Love Dino, Michele, Gabriella & Adrianna xx

Donation by Dino Kounnis on 04/10/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Scott from Sophie, Chris and the boys X

Donation by Sophie Blackburn on 02/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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what a wonderful thing you are doing! if only there were people in the world like you. well done & good luck!!

Donation by catherine finkernagel on 02/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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In Memory of a Beautiful Friend.......Good Luck Scott Love Jodie xxx

Donation by Jodie Hayden on 02/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Inspiring, Scott. Take care. Pamela and Corey xx

Donation by Pamela McCormick on 01/10/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Scott! We are thinking of you. All our love Deb, Bayo and kiddies xxx

Donation by debbie hunt on 01/10/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Sarah Millet on 01/10/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Scott. Jane would be very proud!!!! Love Lisa (Jane's NCT friend) x x x

Donation by Lisa Beldom on 01/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck big Bro! very proud of you for doing this for such a fantastic cause. xxx

Donation by Natalie Hamilton on 01/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Go Scott go!!! Looking forward to hearing all about your adventure.

Donation by Dom and Heidi on 01/10/12

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

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I was luckily enough to know Jane from the School Run. Jane is still in all our thoughts, as is Lily and her family. All the very best of luck. Lxxx

Donation by Lisa Humphreys on 30/09/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Scott, will be rooting for you!! Love from Rachel, Stephen, Tegen & Tom xx

Donation by Rachel Baker on 28/09/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Scott. Hope it all goes well, Love Lindsey, Amir and the girls xxx

Donation by Lindsey Gadwah on 27/09/12

£20.00

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"Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I have hope for the human race". That aside, what you're doing is super-cool. A great inspiration!

Donation by Anonymous on 27/09/12

£25.00

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Good luck Scott, love the Woolners

Donation by Nicky Woolner on 27/09/12

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Good luck on Monday Scott X

Donation by Susan, Patrick and Girls on 27/09/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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In memory of my wonderful auntie Jane xxx

Donation by Sarah Ford on 27/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good work soldier. Lou & John. xxx

Donation by Anonymous on 26/09/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Scott, make sure you stock up on the sudocream! We'll be thinking of you. Love to all!

Donation by Gemma & Woody xxxx on 26/09/12

£250.00

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More than just a journey...keep safe...lots of love...Sarah, Joff, Ted, Harriette & George xxxxx

Donation by sarah mortlock on 26/09/12

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,085.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,085.00
  • Gift Aid£172.50

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