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Thank you to everyone for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

1 year ago this month my wife Jane was diagnosed with Ovarian cancer. After a major operation at Leeds General Infirmary it was then to be that weekly chemo sessions would take place at Halifax Calderdale Royal Hospital. Over a period of 18 weeks the staff at the Macmillan ward in Halifax supported us through out and turned an experience that should have been a sad and scary time into a fantastic meeting place for patients and families to meet new friends.The weekly sessions lasted for most of the day but in the friendly atmosphere it was easier to forget the reason you were there.

Over the last 12 months friends and family have thrown theirselves into raising funds for this great cause by holding different events. We have had charity race nights, market stalls, raffles, garden parties, sponsored head shaves, fancy dress walks and other various events but feel the next event deserved more stamina!! So far we have raised over £6500 for the ward and with it we have been able to buy new TV's, Ipads, DVD players & DVD's as well as other homeware items. We would like to take the opportunity to say a massive thank you to everyone who has helped us along the road to recovery so far with all donations and support, with out you the money raised would not have been this much.

Our big event this year is the coast to coast bike ride - way of the roses. Starting at Morcombe and cycling all the way to Bridlington a group of us are facing this challenge in June. It will be a tough 3 days as we cycle up, down and around from one side to the other to raise money for Macmillan. For more information please visit the below:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Beechwood-bikers/376376399114096?fref=ts

Macmillan have supported us through the last year and continue to do so now Jane has gone into remission. I am sure that nearly everyone who visits this site will know of someone who has been or is currently going through the same unfortunate experience and will also understand how the work of Macmillan touches us all. With out them the last year would have been a very confusing and horrific time.

So I ask once more of my family, friends, co-workers and everyone else who can, to reach out and make a small donation for this fantastic cause!!

Thank you once again,

Paul & Jane Bottomley

 

 

We are also raising funds for the Macmillan ward at Halifax as a local charity - Please get in touch to donate.

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Updates 3

Another cheque for £100.00 received from Cameron Bentley - Financial controller of Enterprise Rent A Car - Again Thank you very much for your kind donation.

05/06/13 05:40

Cheque Received from Enterprise Rent A Car for £1000.00. Thank you very much!!!!!!

05/06/13 09:11

Thank you all for your donations so far! Only 18 weeks until the start! Training starts next week...oof!

15/02/13 11:26

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 14

Well done pal

Donation by Garry Boyd on 27/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Congratulations to you Paul on raising this money and Congratulations to you Jane on the recovery so far! :)

Donation by ANDREW ROWE on 26/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Great work 'Bottomley's'. Hats off to you all!

Donation by Steven Sherburn on 06/06/13

Good Luck!

Donation by Lynne Mounsey on 05/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Hope you raise what your hoping to and much more. Best wishes to Jane.

Donation by PAMELA KOZLOW on 15/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck! Alison, Del's niece

Donation by Alison Walton on 15/02/13

Good luck jimbo and family!!!!!

Donation by Amanda Booth on 12/02/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

I hope you can ride a bike better than you drive a forklift....ahahahaha! Good Luck....Del :)

Donation by Derek Thackeray on 12/02/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 05/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck with the ride Paul

Donation by Wayne Davies on 05/02/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Good Luck Paul, give Jane our Love

Donation by Jed Bottomley on 05/02/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Sorry it's not much Paul but hope it helps make a difference! i think you are all amazing for pulling through this! My love to all. X

Donation by Victoria Radio on 05/02/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Good luck Paul

Donation by Luke Knightly on 05/02/13

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Briony Taylor on 04/02/13

£10.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£208.61
  • Offline donations£1,100.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,308.61
  • Gift Aid£47.50

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