Story

Thank you for taking the time to visit our JustGiving page as we prepare to run 26.2 miles through the streets of London on 21st April 2013.

Nicky: I've been living with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma for a long time now, and have chemo on a regular basis. When I was first diagnosed I was devastated and the treatment can be gruelling at times but I am so lucky to have people around me who have helped me to learn to cope with it.  Macmillan are a massive source of support for me and I'm so proud to be a part of their running team.  They are the first people I speak to when I have questions and fears and seen to always know what to say. They have helped me in all sorts of ways from to advising me how to deal with the effects of chemo to what to do with my nails and hair (or lack of it!!!)  I still have a long road to travel but in the meantime I'm trying to do something proactive and positive, yes it may be insane and a lot of people think I can't do it but I'm trying to stand up to cancer and I know there are people who believe in me (or who just know how stubborn I am!)

Marc : In 2007 I lost my father to a brain tumour after a short battle. During that time, we received amazing support from the Macmillan nurses, who talked to the whole family, providing us with comfort and information and reassuring my mum and dad in an incredibly sad time. I owe them a debt of gratitude for their kindness, and my way of saying thanks for that is to help raise money to support Macmillan, so other families affected by cancer can receive the same support. And of course, I'm also supporting the awesome Nicky Lopez, running with me and fighting a very personal battle of her own against cancer. She is an amazingly strong, smart and funny person who refuses to let this disease stop her from enjoying life, and I am hugely proud to be running a ridiculous distance with her through the streets of London.

The Macmillan nurses work tirelessly to support people living with cancer and do a fantastic job in helping people cope with the changes it brings. The nurses we have both known are inspirational, kind, caring, a mine of information and have helped us through some incredibly difficult times.

Please help them to continue their incredible work.
Please dig deep and donate now.


It doesn't matter how much, even a pound would help.
Then ask your family and friends to do the same, as many as you can.

Help us to stand up to cancer.

Together we can be unstoppable.

 

Thank you :) xxx

Updates 7

Well, we did it. We ran a marathon! It was an incredible experience that will live with both of us forever, and we want to thank everyone who supported us along the way. We really couldn't have done it without you and we love you all xxx

23/04/13 21:05

Into the final taper week and we've both got over some minor niggles that threatened to upset everything! But we're ready to race and looking forward to the big day and have just smashed out sponsorship target so thank you to everyone for your support :) xxx

12/04/13 21:03

Twelve weeks in and we both had a great time at the Liverpool Half Marathon on Sunday, and performed really well which has filled us with bags of confidence for London next month. More challenges lie ahead, namely our longest runs over the next two weeks, but we shall persevere!

19/03/13 12:25

Week 12 is underway and we're both still going strong and bang on target for VLM. We're looking forward to an easier week this week culminating in the Liverpool Half Marathon on Sunday in Nicky's home town. Thanks to everyone who has supported us so far :) xxx

12/03/13 19:25

Week 8 of training is in the bag with both of us completing our 14 mile long runs without major incident. On to week 9 with growing confidence and the feeling that we can do this :) Thanks to everyone who has supported and helped us thus far xxx

17/02/13 20:28

Raising money for

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support

Charity Registration No. 261017

Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. We provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support and push for better cancer care. One in three of us will get cancer. Two million of us are living with it. We are all affected by cancer. We can all help. We are Macmillan.

Donations 168

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I would rather sponsor you guys than spend it on shoes!! This ones from me. Well done x

Donation by Julie Taylor on 27/04/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Couldn't leave it there now could we!! A massive congratulations to you both from all of us here in the Taylor household. Well done x

Donation by Julie Taylor on 27/04/13

£215.00

+ £53.75 Gift Aid

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From Mrs Davies (Ursuline)

Donation by Tracey Lysaght on 23/04/13

£5.00

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What an inspiration. Well done xx

Donation by Joanne, Ellie & Thomas Taylor on 23/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Nice job :)

Donation by Jenni Westcott on 23/04/13

£15.00

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You are Both Awesome! Proud to follow your stories and be part of RTW x Thank you, lots of love ~ Liz xXx

Donation by Liz Buckley on 22/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Absolutely fantastic achievement! Well done xxx

Donation by Jo Pilkington on 22/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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love and all good wishes xx

Donation by mel gillam and family on 21/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Mel Brown on 21/04/13

£10.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 21/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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With love xx

Donation by Carolyn on 21/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Run like the wind and enjoy every second!! Lot's of luck :-)

Donation by katie skinner on 21/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Mrs Lopez!

Donation by Grace Marsh on 21/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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A donation from our Good Shepherd fund from everybody at The Mount. Well done Miss Lopez, we're very proud of you x

Donation by michael collins on 21/04/13

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Donation by michael collins on 21/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 21/04/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Good luck hope you have an amazing time.

Donation by Tony Morales on 21/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 20/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Better late than never!! You'll both be fabulous xxx

Donation by Joanne Andrews on 20/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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U da girl! Good luck. x

Donation by Peter Howat on 20/04/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Fantastic charity couldn't have got through Ben's illness without them.Thanks for getting our reluctant runner running! Elaine,Garry and Ben xx

Donation by Elaine, Garry and Ben Tindall on 19/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck in your quest great cause

Donation by Joseph Tulip on 18/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Nicky and Mark.X

Donation by Sue Johnson on 18/04/13

$15.00

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Nicky, you are amazing, just think of the 26 miles like one of your train journeys from Crosby to The Park, it'll literally take 5 mins!! Helen xxx

Donation by Helen Bradley on 18/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by fiona shirren on 18/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£3,979.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£24.00
  • Total raised£4,003.00
  • Gift Aid£807.93

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