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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

I am raising money in memory of my beautiful wife, Sarah Nixon who tragically passed away on 17th January 2013 after being diagnosed with a very rare and aggresive form of ovarian cancer in November 2012.

Sarah leaves behind three beautiful children - Oliver (5), Sophia (3) and Poppy (3 months). Sarah was previously fit and healthy and would be the last person you would expect to die young. She was the most loving mother you could ever meet and was truly devoted to her three young children.

The tragic story was widely reported in Newcastle Journal and Evening Chronicle. Follow links below to articles:

Journal Article (January 31st 2013)

Journal Article (February 1st 2013)

Journal Article (February 4th 2013)

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So please dig deep and donate now. Remember, over one in three people will be affected by cancer at some point in their lives. Money is being raised in aid of Cancer Research in the hope that we can rid the world of this wicked disease for future generations or even our children.

Thanks in advance for your donation.

Updates 17

Thank you to Val Sibley for cheque donation.

18/03/14 13:01

WOW - WHAT A NIGHT!!!! Thank you all so much for attending and supporting The Bellagio Ball on Friday 7th February 2014 at the Newcastle/Gateshead Hilton. We sold out at 460 tickets in 2 weeks! Watch Sarah's tribute video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXoMzbt3x5A

09/02/14 21:19

Thanks to Dave Forrester who raised a final total of £855 as a result of his fantastic effort in last years Great North Run, in memory of Sarah. Thanks Dave.

04/02/14 14:22

Thanks to Dave Forrester for raising £140 in last years Great North Run. Great work Dave and a great finishing time too at 1 hour and 49 minutes! Thank you.

22/01/14 13:58

Oliver and Sophia would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has donated towards their 3 mile run which willto take place on Whitley Bay beach tomorrow, Saturday 18th January at Spanish City at 1pm (weather permitting). Nearly £2,000 has been raised in only 6 days!

17/01/14 17:24

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 517

For Patricia 1955-2013

Donation by Richard B on 19/04/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 17/04/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Jo Wrate on 03/04/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Happy Birthday Sarah xxx

Donation by Susan, Jason & Tom on 30/03/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 30/03/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Thinking of u loads today Sarah, on what would have been your 40th Birthday. Love & miss u every day xxxx

Donation by Marie, Craig, Rhianna & Lewis on 29/03/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Debbie on 28/03/14

Donation by Anonymous on 23/03/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Hoping to help to find a cure xx

Donation by Anonymous on 22/03/14

Donation by Anonymous on 22/03/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

For all those affected by this disease and all it's forms

Donation by Anonymous on 21/03/14

£5.00

For my beautiful Mum battling Ovarian cancer, and all those fighting this terrible disease. X

Donation by Heidi on 20/03/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 20/03/14

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

No make up selfie, raising money for Cancer Research! In memory of a beautiful woman!!

Donation by Helen on 20/03/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Dedicated to Scott Stone, a friend, taken too early

Donation by Adam Pengelly on 20/03/14

£55.00

+ £13.75 Gift Aid

Your story has truly touched my heart and inspired me. I hope we can all pull together to beat this!

Donation by Holly on 20/03/14

£10.00

Facebook no make up selfie. Miss you Sarah xxx

Donation by Susan on 19/03/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

No makeup selfie xx

Donation by Anonymous on 19/03/14

Donation by Elsie Carrodus on 19/03/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Angy Bellers on 19/03/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Just read your just giving page via Cancer Research. Your wife was beautiful and too young.

Donation by Karen Grant on 19/03/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation kindly received from Jen Dawson. Thank you.

Donation by Jen Dawson on 18/03/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Wishing all the best in raising awareness.

Donation by Pickerings Plant Ltd on 04/03/14

£100.00

Donation by Carol and Eric Lewis on 01/03/14

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Jenny Hebblethwaite on 27/02/14

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£29,089.71
  • Offline donations£11,162.42
  • Text donations£410.00
  • Total raised£40,662.13
  • Gift Aid£6,595.55

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