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Weʼre raising £500 to Ward 34 at the Freeman Hospital

Carlisle, UK

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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!

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    • Alex Battersby

      Alex Battersby

      Apr 16, 2019

      I worked with Sarah on ward 3 and know how fabulous she is. If you’re anything like her you’ll smash this!! Good luck!

      £50.00

    • Gerry Hassall

      Gerry Hassall

      Apr 15, 2019

      Good luck, Andy! We'll come see you on the wall. Gerry & Ella

      £20.00

    • Sarah Walsh

      Sarah Walsh

      Apr 3, 2019

      Best of luck Andy for taking on this incredible and insane challenge. What a lovely idea to raise money to help support people in a similar situation to your own. Much love Sarah (SoMo) and Kevin xxx

      £20.00

    • Fi Bennett

      Fi Bennett

      Mar 31, 2019

      £10.00

    • Jane McDevitt

      Jane McDevitt

      Mar 29, 2019

      Good luck! Hope the training is going well. Jx

      £10.00

    • Mat and Hannah

      Mat and Hannah

      Mar 28, 2019

      What a brilliant cause and a frankly ridiculous endeavour. Best of luck Andy!

      £50.00

    • Carol Moscrop

      Carol Moscrop

      Mar 27, 2019

      Good Luck x

      £20.00

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    Andy Foster

    Andy Foster

    Carlisle, UK

    Illustrator / animator / keen amateur runner.

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