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£737raised of £1,000 target by 48 supporters

    Weʼve raised £737 to help fund a holiday and/or trust funds for Mark's 3 children.

    Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
    Funded on Saturday, 21st October 2017

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    In October 2016, my good friend Mark Robson was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive mutation of metastatic bowel cancer known as Dukes C.

    The disease spread to Mark's lymph nodes which meant the cancer travelled throughout his body at an alarming rate.

    Needless to say, this come as a terrible shock to Mark and his family; his friends, colleagues and to everyone who loved him.

    I entered 2017's Great South Run in mid April and intended to run the race to raise money for Mark's wife and 3 children. My initial ideas were to organise a trip to Disney land or maybe even split whatever I could raise 3 ways and invest it in trust funds for the kids to have when they reached a certain age.

    I held on to the hope that Mark would be there in October to see me cross the finish line but on the 23rd May 2017, he tragically passed away at home after a long and brave battle against this evil disease. He was surrounded by those who loved him most.

    It has been and continues to be a rough road riddled with dark and forgettable days but there were some special days amidst the bad: In mid December, Mark and Kelly were married, they also had a successful open mic charity event thrown in their honour and hosted a beautiful wedding reception in March.

    Mark was a unique and genuine character who had an ability to make you laugh and put a smile on your face even if it was the last thing in the world you wanted to do. A gift that he carried with him until the end.

    He will never be forgotten.

    So, I will now be running The Great South in memory of Mark but with the same intentions regarding whatever money can be raised for his family: for Kelly, Skye, Heath, Logan, Pete and Sally.

    So please feel free to donate as little or as much as you'd like and, by all means, come and watch me struggle around the 10 mile circuit. I'm sure Mark would've found it hilarious.

    Thank you again.

    All the best,




    Jack Harding

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      • Beth


        Oct 20, 2017

        Good luck Jack I know you will do Mark, his children and Wife very proud!!


      • Rita


        Oct 17, 2017

        Good luck Jack on your runBest wishesFaye's nan


      • Mr & Mrs Solovjov

        Mr & Mrs Solovjov

        Oct 15, 2017

        Amazing cause!! You are truly a good friend in this life and the one after!


      • Charlene Gander

        Charlene Gander

        Oct 15, 2017

        Good luck with the run Jack. Hope you reach your target.


      • Lorraine Herring

        Lorraine Herring

        Oct 15, 2017

        Good luck at the Great South Jack. I'll give you a wave if I see you as I'll be taking part too. You're doing an amazing thing for your friend (Faye's mum)


      • Jodie Porter

        Jodie Porter

        Oct 15, 2017

        Good luck Jack! 👍


      • Sally Robson

        Sally Robson

        Oct 14, 2017

        Good luck Jack , from Sally and pete xx


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      Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom

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