George Pickard Fellowship
Event: Royal Parks Half Marathon 2010 on 10/10/2010
Team Members: Kate, Ed, Jack, Chris, Henry, Tim, Paul, Charlie, Bev, Jane, Sue, Ian, Caroline, Philomena, Gail, Andy, Steve, Sara, Sarah, Emma, Greg, Chris, Jonathon
£110,277.63 raised of £125,000.00 target
£110,277.63 raised so far
How to make a donation
Donate online at - www.justgiving.com/The-George-Pickard-Fellowship
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By text message to donate £10 Text AEPN98 £10
George was 41 when he collapsed, on what seemed to be a
normal day at the office.
Scans revealed he had a malignant brain tumour and it quickly
became apparent that he was suffering from a very aggressive form
of the disease. The Consultants all agreed that the tumour was
inoperable, and the prognosis was poor.
George’s gruelling round of treatments started in September 2008;
six weeks of radiotherapy, followed by ten months of chemotherapy,
six of those months were combined with a brand new drug Avastin
which really helped his quality of life.
The average life expectancy of a brain tumour patient is 14 months;
But George was able to live for nearly 18 months. His strong
constitution and the need to be with his three young children, wife,
family and friends kept George fighting.
But sadly,despite his incredible courage and bravery, he died on 28th March 2010.
Throughout this time it became clear to us how little was known about George’s condition. The consultants were
often as baffled as we were about some of his symptoms. Some internet research led us to the startling realisation
that there is little awareness of the disease and a serious lack of funding for research.
Currently Brain Tumour research receives only 0.7% of cancer research spending in the UK despite
the fact that:
Brain tumours are the most common cause of cancer death in children under the age of 15.
More men under 45 and women under 35 die from brain tumour than any other cancer.
To that end we would like to create and fund a research fellowship in George’s name – The George Pickard
This will allow research into brain tumours to take place at Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre at
Charing Cross Hospital in London. It costs around £40,000 to undertake one year of research. The aim of the
fellowship will be to fund this research for a minimum of three years, which we will do through the Brain Tumour
Research Campaign and
Maybe, one day, someone diagnosed with George’s condition will be able to survive. We are therefore asking you
to contribute to a fund to be created in George’s name.
Royal Parks Half Marathon – 10 October 2010 – George’s Birthday Run
To kick start the fund raising a large group of George’s friends and family will be running the Royal Parks Half
Marathon which coincidentally would have been his birthday! As you can see from the list below this includes his
wife, a brother, nephews, a niece and a number of Godparents of their children. We are all running in aid of
George would have been 44 on the 10th October 2010, and our initial aim was to raise at least £44,000 – a thousand pounds for every year of his life. Thanks to your amazing generosity we have been able to increase this target to £88,000 , with the aim to fund the research project for at least 3 years, and hopefully longer.
For more information, including a live blog please go to http://www.brainstrust.org.uk/georgepickardfellowship
Charity Registration No. 1114634
brainstrust is a UK based brain cancer charity, dedicated to improving clinical care for brain tumour sufferers and providing co-ordinated support in their search for treatment. We provide support and advice from the point of diagnosis, we work to improve care and, ultimately, saving lives.
I know you've been training really hard for this marathon and I just know you are going to SMASH it! A really great cause as well. All the best! x
Donation by Maree van Aken on 09/04/13
+ £3.75 Gift Aid
Good luck Unette!
Donation by Victoria Nollet on 09/04/13
Great cause Unette, and all the best with your first marathon!
Donation by Chris Brooks on 09/04/13
+ £6.25 Gift Aid
Fantastic cause. Good luck with the marathon Unette!
Donation by Adam Cochrane on 09/04/13
Good luck Unette on running the MK marathon for a great cause!
Donation by Ben Taylor on 09/04/13
+ £2.50 Gift Aid
Donation by Euan White on 08/04/13
Donation by simon jury on 08/04/13
+ £5.00 Gift Aid
From Cassiobury Netball Club (sponsored by Boston Scientific)
Donation by Duncan Kendal on 26/08/12
+ £37.50 Gift Aid
Well done Kate on your marathon run in such a good time. Lots of love from grandma. x
Donation by Ivy Broughton on 27/04/12
+ £2.50 Gift Aid
Donation by Ann Farrell on 23/04/12
+ £12.50 Gift Aid
Donation by Emma & Jon Bird on 19/04/12
More donations from Coast to Coast Bike ride
Donation by richard castle on 13/11/11
+ £23.75 Gift Aid
Hope you made it OK.
Donation by Kathryn Castle on 18/09/11
Donation by Alistair Gardiner on 13/09/11
Rick, hope the new bike performs well. We'll be thinking of you. J M G A S xx
Donation by Julia Godfrey on 12/09/11
Go for it, Richard. Hope you are not too saddle-sore! Kind regards, Pete, Rachel, Emma and Charlie
Donation by Peter Edwards on 12/09/11
Good luck to you Richard, and all the other cyclists! Tom and Anne
Donation by anne tuite-Dalton on 11/09/11
+ £5.00 Gift Aid
My first night out for a while and great fun. Thanks Ed & Mimi xxx
Donation by Wackapad on 13/05/11
+ £50.00 Gift Aid
Donation by Pickard on 22/03/11
Well done Ian.
Donation by Stuart Michaelis on 16/02/11
+ £1.41 Gift Aid
Donation by C & V K on 19/01/11
+ £56.41 Gift Aid
With love from Anna, Stephen, Joseph, Lydia, Jacob & Isaac xxx (a little slow - like the way some of us ran the Half!)
Donation by Stephen Sullivan on 20/12/10
Cash from selling the cooking apples at the front of the house and Sara's run
Donation by Duncan, Sara, Ellie & Harry on 28/11/10
+ £28.21 Gift Aid
On Tuesday 16th November the 61st Watford South cubs, of which Josh & Oliver are active members, held a charity evening and raised a fantastic £170.
Donation by Nigel Eastaugh on 22/11/10
Well done, nearly at £100,000 - very impressive and what a good cause!
Donation by Robin Barker-Hahlo on 22/11/10
+ £7.05 Gift Aid
- * Online donations£42,920.59
- Offline donations£67,357.04
- Text donations£0.00
- Total raised£110,277.63
- Gift Aid£10,102.64
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