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£2,725raised of £6,000 target by 92 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,725 to Help people, and their families, that have been diagnosed with cancer.

    Halton, Aylesbury, UK
    Funded on Thursday, 4th October 2018

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    Story

    On the 22nd January 2017 Louise Carroll, my mother, was diagnosed with cancer for the second time while I was training to be a RAF Physical Training Instructor. She passed away almost exactly a year later on 19th January 2018 and I miss her everyday. I have had fantastic support from family, friends and colleagues but your mother is irreplaceable and I wish I could have her back.

    Louise's condition began to deteriorate significantly in September 2017 becoming increasingly susceptible to infection. Unfortunately, in October it was deemed that her treatment was making no significant improvements and she received a terminal prognosis. My family and I tried so hard to keep her moving forwards by researching alternative treatments, staying positive and visiting several charities.

    With all my family living in Northern Ireland and being posted in England, I found it very difficult to travel home regularly because flights are so extortionate. Thankfully, the RAF Benevolent Fund were able to help me financially, paying for several return flights home meaning I could spend more quality time with my mum.

    We discovered a charity called Cancer Choices in Donaghmore where Madeleine Mulgrew helped Louise mentally and emotionally make sense of her disease. This fantastic charity provides services such as; bra fitting, make-overs, welfare & benefits advice, counselling, self-management programmes and complimentary cancer therapies. The support we received here was outstanding and makes a real difference to peoples experience of cancer.

    We also brought mum to The Oxygen Therapy Centre where we met Vickie Shaw and her team. They provided mum with outstanding care, empathy and support . They provide a recognised medical treatment proven to enhance the body's healing process successfully in many conditions and diseases. It gave mum an opportunity to meet people with similar conditions and share experiences while also giving us all hope.

    Your illness does not define you. Your strength and courage does.

    Unfortunately, for mum it was all probably too little too late and sadly she passed away earlier this year. In memory of my mother and her uphill battle with cancer I have decided to complete an uphill challenge of my own, a Red Bull 400 . This event challenges participants to run from the bottom of a ski jump to the top, covering 400m on a 202m elevation. I am travelling to Slovenia on 15th September with a team of fellow PTIs and we would all greatly appreciate your support.

    I know my mum is with me every day and fully supports my ambition to complete this challenge. I hope you will support me too and if you wish to donate, the funds will go towards these 3 great organisations. Not only will it make a massive difference to the lives of people battling cancer, but help people like me and my family. Thank you for your generosity and belief in me and my team.

    Andy

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    • Andrew Carroll3 months ago
      Andrew Carroll

      Andrew Carroll

      3 months ago

      On Saturday 15th September I ran...well, crawled...up the worlds largest ski jump in memory of my mother, Louise. The Red Bull 400 Planica was quite possibly the toughest physical challenge I've ever done. I set out 12 weeks ago to run it in less than 10 minutes and achieved it in 9:28.6, so I'm absolutely delighted with that. You can still watch the video stream via redbull.si/400. Thank you for all your donations so far. There is also a good £1500 raised from other events to add to the current total...so nearly there! Cheers, Andy

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    Supporters

    92

    • Paul&Alice

      Paul&Alice

      Sep 26, 2018

      So proud of you mate, unbelievable effort and your mum would be so proud. Love you

      £20.00

    • Frank McGonigal

      Frank McGonigal

      Sep 25, 2018

      Andy, great effort for great cause!

      £50.00

    • Chris Philbin

      Chris Philbin

      Sep 21, 2018

      Fantastic achievement Andy! Mum would be proud. Keep going 💪🏼 X

      £30.00

    • Mark Robins

      Mark Robins

      Sep 21, 2018

      Best of luck reaching your target for a great cause!

      £10.00

    • Mike McGonigal

      Mike McGonigal

      Sep 18, 2018

      I hope that your challenge a success.

      £30.00

    • Marc

      Marc

      Sep 17, 2018

      Good luck mate!

      £10.00

    • Loz Humphreys

      Loz Humphreys

      Sep 16, 2018

      Great effort at the race Andy, looked rough!

      £20.00

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    Andrew Carroll

    Andrew Carroll

    Halton, Aylesbury, UK

    Royal Air Force Physical Training Instructor

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