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£21,496raised of £50,000 target by 718 supporters

Weʼre raising £50,000 to help fund potentially life saving treatment for Gordon.

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Lancashire
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What should have been a summer break at the end of August 2016 turned into a living nightmare for our family. After arriving I noticed my husband, Gordon's, skin was very yellow and took him to a doctor who sent him straight to hospital. The doctors found after countless tests that his bile duct had narrowed and he needed to stay in hospital to have a stent fitted. With the hospital 45 mins away from the holiday cottage we rented, it was clear I needed help with our 3 children under 8yrs so our parents travelled 350 miles to us.

Then, what should have been the last day of our idyllic holiday, we were given devastating news that Gordon had a tumour on his pancreas. How could my husband who felt fine have cancer? We were given a glimmer of hope when we were referred to a fantastic professor in London who was adamant he could operate to save him. This was scheduled for the 17th October and we looked forward to putting this behind us.

On the 7th October Gordon had his pre-op assessment and laparoscopy, and it was the results of this that broke all of our hearts. The cancer had spread and nothing could be done so the operation was cancelled. The doctor told us that we should start memory making and the photo above is one of many we took just after we were given this news.

The only thing left was the devastating consequences of radical chemotherapy, and devastating it is. Gordon is sadly not reacting well to the chemo, we fear that he may not be able to continue with this treatment.

Here is the reason for this page. There is an alternative therapy that is not available in the UK with fantastic results that our family has tirelessly researched. This may be Gordon's only chance, so we would ask if you could kindly donate whatever you can to help us fund this.

Gordon is not a celebrity, he is just my husband and best friend, and a wonderful Daddy.

Thank you so much,
Donna x

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  • Lynne Davies

    Lynne Davies

    4 days ago

    Lynne Davies

    Gordon has now had 9 rounds of Chemotherapy but the last 2 have really taken their toll. What a horrible thing Chemo is ! He remains in a positive frame of mind as do all of his family. Please please share this page. We need your help. Another fantastic group of people fundraising to help Gordon. Standish Swim School who organised a sponsored Swim. Donna, Phoebe and Drew are in the photo. Thankyou all so much. Xxx

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  • Lynne Davies

    Lynne Davies

    25 days ago

    Lynne Davies

    There's has been a lot going on just recently to support Gordon. One was this amazing group of people who work together at AO appliances. Thankyou to Steph and her colleagues who ran a half marathon to work from Gordons home. Gordon himself has just had his 8th round of chemotherapy and continues to be positive as we all are but we still need the shares. Please help us to help our Gordie ! Xxx

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  • Lynne Davies

    Lynne Davies

    2 months ago

    Lynne Davies

    What can you say about this group of people ? Last weekend they completed the Three Peaks Challenge. So brave, courageous and extremely caring. They did it all for Gordon and even took the banner to the summit of each mountain to show their support for this just giving page. What an amazing thing to do ! When they came down from the 3rd mountain, Gordon, Donna , Phoebe, Drew and Matilda were there to thank them all for such a wonderful achievement. We as a family can't thank them all enough. Please share this page. Gordon we love you ! Xxx

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  • Natty and Faye Darbyshire

    Natty and Faye Darbyshire

    Mar 22, 2017

    Hope this helps a little bit. Thanks to everyone who sponsored Natty and Faye in the Wigan 5K on Saturday, especially Helly, Andrea, Jenny, Emma, Emily and Becki, and family.

    £175.00

  • Andrew Felstead

    Andrew Felstead

    Mar 17, 2017

    Molly Felstead Standish Swim School..Sponsored Swim

    £10.00

  • t lawton

    t lawton

    Mar 7, 2017

    Wishing Gordon well for his treatment and Natty and Faye best of luck with the run. Love Tracey and Dawn x

    £10.00

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Lynne Davies

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Lancashire

The hardest part about parenting ? witnessing your child go through something really tough and not being able to fix it . This is my Daughter Donnas story. please please please even if you feel you are unable to donate, please share. Thank you. Happy New Year Lynne Davies x

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