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Cancer Research UK have put together this small piece to let you know why I am doing the Marathon in 2012.............

Tom has set himself an incredible marathon challenge, just months after being diagnosed with cancer and undergoing several rounds of treatment.

He went to the doctor with a lump on his neck and further tests revealed he had tonsil cancer, which had spread to the throat.

The diagnosis came in October 2010, when his partner Sam was six months pregnant with their first child.

After recovering from a series of surgical procedures, Tom started eight weeks of radiotherapy treatment in February 2011. And over a weekend break from the radiotherapy in March, Sam was induced and gave birth to Ollie.

Tom has always been active, playing rugby league along with many other sports. His job is also sport related, as he works as a Rugby League Development Officer. However, he is the first to admit he has not done much running.

But after getting up with Ollie early one Sunday morning in April, he found himself watching the London marathon on TV and being inspired to set himself the goal of taking part in 2012 in aid of Cancer Research UK.

“I feel I have been treated so well, I wanted to set the target of doing it,” he said. “Cancer Research is a great charity and I want to raise money to help all those people who have been or may be affected by cancer in the future!”

He wants to show friends and family how far he has come, but also knows what a challenge he has set himself.

“I am feeling quite tired at the moment, but my doctors and nurses are happy with me doing it as long as I keep on feeling ok, and it has given me something to really focus on.”

Tom is still being monitored and may require further treatment, but doctors were pleased with the results from the initial scans following the radiotherapy treatment.

This is going to be an amazing challenge so please give generously to support Tom and help raise as much as possible for this worthy cause.

Raising money for

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK

Charity Registration No. in England and Wales 1089464, Scotland SC041666

Cancer Research UK is the world's leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. We are fighting cancer on all fronts, finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat it to save more lives. We are entirely funded by the public. With your help, we can ensure more people beat cancer.

Donations 66

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Well done on beating the man in the iron suit!!!

Donation by David Raybould on 01/06/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done from Lee Mill Fabrics, Swansea

Donation by Mike Griffiths on 24/05/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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I was privileged to see you run past and greet Sam, Kath and your family. What a great achievement on completing the London Marathon well done.

Donation by Jane Pepper on 02/05/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Good luck Tom from all at Cotton & Chintz, Edinburgh

Donation by Alex McCarthy Morrogh on 01/05/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Sarah told me what you'd done. Brilliant!

Donation by Andy Wood on 27/04/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Tom - being a tight Yorkshireman I thought I'd make sure you did it before contributing!!! Well done again.

Donation by Steve Williams on 26/04/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Chris Spurr on 26/04/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Tom! Fantastic Achievement! From the Hargreaves xxx

Donation by Marilyn Hargreaves on 25/04/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done Tom!!

Donation by Gemma & Lawrence on 23/04/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Keith Humphreys on 23/04/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done Tom Woof woof from Trinny and Mali xx

Donation by Anonymous on 22/04/12

£25.00

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Well done Tom. You should be really proud to complete this challenge with a ligament injury....but you did walk the 3 peaks in plimsolls!!!

Donation by Ian Thompson on 22/04/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Hope it all went well Tom, love Jen, Mark, Morgan, Piper & Quinn xxxxx

Donation by Anonymous on 22/04/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good on you,Tom. Mike & Sylvia xxx

Donation by Michael Carney on 22/04/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck Tom. Hope you enjoy it. Its a fantastic atmosphere!!

Donation by Tim Rosindell on 22/04/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Good luck mate

Donation by Leon Nightingale on 20/04/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Tina Markey on 19/04/12

£26.00

+ £6.50 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Tom!

Donation by Martyn on 18/04/12

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Good luck Tom - Jean & Geoff Skenfield

Donation by Jean Skenfield on 18/04/12

£20.00

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Good Luck - 26 miles you might need it!!

Donation by Haydn Walker on 18/04/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Don't forget your slippers!

Donation by Maximillian Smith on 17/04/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck

Donation by James Allen on 17/04/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Tom from all at The Fent Shop Skipton

Donation by Nancy Duckworth on 17/04/12

£50.00

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Good luck, Tom - all the best.

Donation by Anonymous on 17/04/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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All the best Tom, keep on running! Dean

Donation by Dean Hardman on 17/04/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£2,176.00
  • Offline donations£392.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£2,568.00
  • Gift Aid£417.75

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