Weʼve raised £4,253 to Ward 34 at the Freeman Hospital
- Carlisle, UK
- Funded on Saturday, 22nd June 2019
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On 15th June 2019, I’ll be attempting my longest run to date. “The Wall” is a gruelling 69 mile (111km) one day ultra marathon that follows in the footsteps of Britain’s Roman past, stretching along Hadrian’s Wall from Carlisle Castle in Cumbria to Baltic Square in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
The reason I’ve signed up for this challenge is to raise funds to support a cause that means a lot to me - to support teenagers and young adults through their cancer treatment on Ward 34 at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle, where my sister is currently being treated.
My sister, Sarah, is currently fighting cancer for the third time.
Sarah was diagnosed in 2008, when she was 12, with acute lymphoid leukemia. After chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant she made a full recovery and went on to live the next 10 years of her life to the fullest.
Unfortunately, in 2017, the cancer returned in the rare form of an AML brain tumour. This type of tumour is so unusual that Sarah required experimental treatment to aid her recovery.
In August of this year, the cancer came back for a third time. This time in her brain, neck and lower back. She’s currently undergoing more chemo and radiotherapy, and in October she had a very scary visit to the critical care unit with life threatening pneumonia.
We’re so lucky in the UK to have the NHS, and Sarah is receiving some of the best treatment available at both the Royal Victoria Infirmary and Freeman hospitals.
Knowing Sarah has meant that I have first hand experience of how difficult the journey of a cancer patient can be. My aim is that with the money raised from my run and your donations, we can help to make each day of treatment as comfortable as possible for young people like Sarah. The money raised will be used to provide equipment, entertainment and qualified visiting specialists. It will also help outpatients by providing resources for group activities in a modern, positive setting, to help encourage young cancer patients to socialise, have fun and live as normal and fulfilling a life as possible.
It would be awesome if you could donate, as well as share my page. Thank you!
- 4 months ago
Andy Foster4 months ago
Two weeks later and i'm still feeling the burn! The Wall was definitely the hardest challenge i've ever set myself and I wanted to thank each and every one of you who donated, you helped push me battle through each of the 69 miles to Newcastle. I was so overwhelmed with the amount we have managed to raise ( £4087.28 after Just giving fees ) for such an important cause. A huge 850% of what I originally set out to raise. We will be handing over the big cheque in August so watch this space. Thanks again Andy
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Lil, Matt, Nina and Popper
Jun 19, 2019
You're amazing Andy! <3
Jun 19, 2019
Well done Andy! An amazing achievement :) sophie & pete
Jun 18, 2019
Well done Andy!
Jun 17, 2019
Well done Andy super human effort for a great cause
Jun 17, 2019
Well done Andy you absolute machine. Real proud of you pal x
Jun 16, 2019
Brilliant effort Andy! Well done!
Jun 16, 2019
Congratulations on an amazing run, so impressed! You’ve done your family so proud. Super effort!!!
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