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We wish to raise awareness and as much funds as possible for Oesophageal Cancer research in memory of Alan Howell. 

Team Howell's fund raising began with the 500mile cycle challenge from Barcelona to Nice which was completed in the summer of 2014. Alan supported the event and was at the finish line to celebrate the fundraising.  

Alan wished for further fundraising for research into this  disease.

In early 2014 Alan made the following comments:

"In January 2014 I was a fit and healthy 59 yr old enjoying family life and work. However with one mouthful of my dinner my life changed. I had difficulty swallowing a piece of meat and this happened again in February. I went to the doctors and was diagnosed with a Cancer of the Oesophagus. This is a cancer which is developing but is rarely detected until it is too late as the only symptom appears to be swallowing when the tumour gets to a certain size. The survival rate is low and time typically below 12 months without treatment. This is very low so much more research needs to be done to improve detection and eventually the survival rate. I would like, in conjunction with my family, friends and the Cancer Research Trust attempt to raise funds to assist in this research. 
It would be great if people could support this cause with a donation, however large or small. Many thanks for your support, Alan Howell.

We would like to thank you in advance for any donations, and welcome any further fund raising ideas you might have. 

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Updates 7

Thank you for all the donations, we completed the challenge covering a total of 450miles over 10days. We would like to thank everyone involved for their support.

10/08/14 05:25

Day 4 of the cycling completed. We have now done just over 200miles. We are near Montpellier tonight, and feeling ready for the next few days. Thanks so much for all the donations.

20/07/14 05:45

We will be keeping everyone up to date with progress of the cycle on the following: Twitter @jonathan_bcg @Bekyhowell Facebook accounts: Alan Howell, John Howell, Jonathan Howell, Rebecca Howell, Philip Howell.

11/07/14 12:57

Thanks for the great support from the AA

03/07/14 08:13

4th stop: Vias (20th) 5th stop: Montpellier (21st) 6th stop Arles (22nd) 7th Stop Aix-en-provence. (23rd) 8th stop Bandol. (24th) 9th stop Le Levandou (25th) Finish on the 26th at Esterel Camping, Agay.

01/07/14 12:14

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.

Raising money for

Run by Cancer Research UK

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

Donations 145

Donation by Doreen Willis and Martin Jewell on 04/03/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck Jonathan enjoy the ride and what a great cause

Donation by Andrew Maxwell (Amspec Limited) on 18/02/15

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Thinking of you.

Donation by Mark Ankner on 19/12/14

Congrats Team Howell

Donation by Linda and Damian on 18/09/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Congrats Team Howell. Very proud of you all.

Donation by Anonymous on 11/09/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done team Howell

Donation by Lillian Hulme on 10/09/14

£50.00

Well done to all concerned Pam and Ian (Isobel's friends)

Donation by Pam on 08/09/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Congrats!!

Donation by Patient at Core Clinic. on 07/09/14

£10.00

Well done!

Donation by Jill and Steve Adey on 07/09/14

£10.00

Well done guys

Donation by Peter Kinsella on 02/09/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Amazing effort - well done! x

Donation by Carina on 29/08/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well Done Team Howell, Jules Core Clinic Yoga Instructor

Donation by Jules on 23/08/14

£10.00

Well done to the cyclists! Best Wishes to Alan!

Donation by Brian and Nicky on 14/08/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck with your target! wish we could donate more. Love Amy and Jason xx

Donation by Amy and Jason on 08/08/14

£5.00

Well done team Howell! What an amazing effort! Where to next? X

Donation by Siobhan Tyson on 03/08/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Big well done to all of you!

Donation by Rob Palmer on 02/08/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done to you all!

Donation by Joe and Pauline (Esterel) on 02/08/14

£10.00

All the best !

Donation by Tom wolfenden on 31/07/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done team Howell

Donation by Joyce Phillipson on 28/07/14

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Doreen stafford on 27/07/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done all of you x

Donation by Gina and Paul Ashby on 27/07/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

congratulations Team Howell - an amazing family with a wonderful spirit

Donation by Micheline Samuel on 26/07/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

nice work howells, gutted I couldnt join you. is this going to be an annual thing? :)

Donation by Ash & Em on 25/07/14

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Well done on doing this for a great cause.

Donation by Angela on 23/07/14

£30.00

Great effort guys. Keep it up! Lots of love from us all.

Donation by AJ & Sarah Thompson on 23/07/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£6,697.74
  • Offline donations£195.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£6,892.74
  • Gift Aid£1,315.50

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