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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page where I'll be taking part in Informa's 3km fun run on 5th June to raise money for World Cancer Research Fund. 

In 2012, my sister Suzanne, started to have bad stomach pains and other ailments. The doctors refused to believe she had bowel cancer because she was too young, however in November 2012 she was rushed to A&E where a cancerous tumor was removed, and her fight to get better began.

Over the next 18 or so months, she spent her time bravely fighting this disease, spending lots of time at the Royal Marsden for regular bouts of chemo and treatment.

Despite her positive outlook, in February 2014 we found out the cancer was too aggressive and she had a matter of weeks left. 

In her final weeks, we celebrated her 29th birthday with family and friends, and prepared to say good bye. In her final weeks, she was exceptionally cared for by the St Catherine Hospice in Crawley.

She left us on Tuesday 18 March, gone but never forgotten.

I'm running to not only remember her life, but also to help raise awareness of bowel cancer and contribute to new cancer research which can lead to early diagnosis and more effective treatment. Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in the UK...but if diagnosed at an early stage it's very treatable.

If I raise over £150 I'll get an extra day's holiday from my employer, Informa, which I will use to volunteer for one of the charities mentioned above.

You can follow Bowel Cancer UK on Twitter - twitter.com/Bowel_Cancer_UK and #never2young

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Raising money for

World Cancer Research Fund UK

World Cancer Research Fund UK

Charity Registration No. 1000739

World Cancer Research Fund UK is the leading charity on cancer prevention and survival research related to diet, physical activity and weight management. With your support we can learn more about cancer prevention to help more people to a cancer free future - keeping loved ones together for longer.

Raising money for

Run by World Cancer Research Fund UK

Charity Registration No. 1000739

Donations 38

So sorry to hear of your sister but good on you for raising funds for a great charity. Ros Oxley (Informa)

Donation by Rosalind Oxley on 19/06/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

So very sorry to read about the wrong diagnosis. Very sad but you are bringing something positive out of this tragedy. Best wishes to you and your sister's family.

Donation by Anonymous on 10/06/14

£5.00

Donation by Anonymous on 06/06/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done, Rob! I'm sorry for the loss of your sister. I feel sure Suzanne will be watching over her lovely brother with great pride for doing the run today in her memory! God bless you both! x

Donation by Anonymous on 05/06/14

£20.00

Donation by Anonymous on 31/05/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

I'm sorry to hear of your loss, it's a great cause. Best of luck with your run and fundraising.

Donation by Dan Mahoney on 30/05/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Annie Williams on 30/05/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Lydia Williams on 29/05/14

£10.00

This is from Sally

Donation by Elisabeth on 29/05/14

£5.00

Donation by Anonymous on 27/05/14

£5.00

Good luck rob xx

Donation by Roo xx on 27/05/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

I am very very sorry to hear about your loss.

Donation by Tanya Carnegie-Jones on 27/05/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Kimberley Sadler on 27/05/14

Donation by Thomas on 27/05/14

Good Luck Rob!

Donation by Amy, Lee, Joshua and Jack xxx on 27/05/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Sorry to hear of your loss Rob. Your work to raise awareness is inspirational and I'm sure you will do your sister, family and friends proud! Good luck.x

Donation by Sinead Buckley on 26/05/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 26/05/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

I'm sorry for your loss, I don't know you or your sister but as a sister myself I can tell you how massively proud she would be of you

Donation by S.W on 26/05/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good Luck

Donation by Laurence Coldicott on 23/05/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck Rob, sorry to hear about your sister.

Donation by Seetal Katelia on 22/05/14

£10.00

That is very sad to hear Rob. Hope you raise lots of money for a worthy cause & get that extra day off! Lou x

Donation by Louise Robertson on 20/05/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

An incredibly moving and sad tradegy to lose your sister so young to this disease. Keep up the amazing work and I see the day off has already been achieved!

Donation by Jo on 20/05/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

I am so sorry to hear about Suzanne. Good luck Rob.

Donation by Alexandra Hunt on 16/05/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Emma Hosgood on 13/05/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

All the best mate.

Donation by Jarvis Fisher on 11/05/14

£15.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£675.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£675.00
  • Gift Aid£145.00

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