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£16,958raised of £15,000 target by 386 supporters

    Weʼve raised £16,958 to be part of the bigger 100K effort to pay for my old friend Claire Bothwell to receive pioneering treatment for her stage 4 cancer.

    Funded on Friday, 11th January 2019

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    I am running the Glasgow half marathon to raise funds for treatment for my dear friend Claire Bothwell. This is just part of a bigger campaign on gofund me to raise a whopping 100K.

    https://www.gofundme.com/cure-claires-cancer

    https://www.facebook.com/cureclairescancer/

    I first met Claire nearly twenty years ago when she came down from Aberdeen as my replacement as a researcher on the BBC's Frontline Scotland (it's OK, I was leaving anyway) and I had to show this seemingly quiet and studious type the ropes. She mentioned she hadn't found a flat and as luck would have it, I knew someone with a spare room. So we ended up becoming friends and I soon realised beneath that timid exterior was a wicked sense of humour and a fun loving party animal.

    Since then Claire has had three wonderful children with her fellow ginge and all round good guy, Liam, who has also become a close friend and my wife Victoria married them both during the summer (she's a celebrant, not a polygamist).

    Last year Claire was diagnosed with bowel cancer and after surgery to remove the tumour it looked like she was in the clear. Unfortunately, tests showed it had spread to her lungs and despite getting 9 months of chemotherapy and five tumours removed from her lungs in the summer two more tumours have already appeared in her lungs. She has now been told it’s probably incurable.

    As if that’s not unlucky enough Claire has also been diagnosed with a second unrelated cancer - lymphoma. Having two different cancers excludes her from taking part in most trials so she is going to have to pay for any experimental treatment herself.

    The good news is there is a new form of immunology called TIL therapy that could save her life. The treatment is at a very early stage and therefore it’s hideously expensive and not available to Claire on the NHS.

    Her best option now is to try and raise funds to be treated privately in America or Europe.

    So if you can spare even a couple of quid, Claire, her family, her friends and myself would be massively grateful.

    All proceeds will be going to a fund shortly to be set up to help Claire and anything left over will go to Cancer Relief – until then the money will be as Father Ted says, resting in my account but this page will keep a record of all pledges.

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    • Angus Dixon6 months ago
      Angus Dixon

      Angus Dixon

      6 months ago

      Thanks so much everyone who has so generously donated. Knowing that I was doing it for a purpose made it so much easier when the miles got hard. Compared to what Claire is going through, running 13 miles is a breeze. For further updates keep an eye on the Cure Claire's cancer FB page and http://www.cureclairescancer.org/

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    • Angus Dixon6 months ago
      Angus Dixon

      Angus Dixon

      6 months ago

      What a brilliant life-affirming day! A PB and over 16k raised for Claire, who came to take us for pizza with the kids and Liam after. Typical Claire- after the pizza we walked through St Enoch's and an old man fell off a bench. We helped him up and he was asking about a taxi to central station. Claire patiently explained they might not take him as it was so close but he didn't want to walk as he was so slow on his feet. Claire then commandeered Liam to take his arm and walk him to Central. Liam being the gent he is, complied. Love them both!

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    • Angus Dixon6 months ago
      Angus Dixon

      Angus Dixon

      6 months ago

      10K REACHED! I REALLY CAN'T BELIEVE HOW GENEROUS PEOPLE ARE Claire has been in touch to say thanks to everyone and how much hope this has given her My flabber has been gasted - I only changed the target to 10K last night. There has been some big donations but also some very touching small ones from people who haven't even met Claire. So I'm now going for a target of 15K - I keep expecting the donations to tail off at some point but thanks to people sharing it, that doesn't seem to be happening yet so let's keep going.

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    386

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 13, 2018

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 1, 2018

      Thank you for giving people the chance to support Claire

      £20.00

    • Mairi n Hazel

      Mairi n Hazel

      Oct 22, 2018

      Well done Angus. Love and best wishes to Claire. Thinking about you 😘

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 20, 2018

      £50.00

    • Love from Mallorca

      Love from Mallorca

      Oct 19, 2018

      You are all amazing and I send you all the light & love from Mallorca Island straight to dear old Glasgow town, to Claire, family and friends. Hope to be able to fly up sometime soon, keep it up!

      £200.00

    • Kathleen

      Kathleen

      Oct 15, 2018

      Good luck Angus and I wish Claire all the very best with her treatment.

      £50.00

    • John and Jan.

      John and Jan.

      Oct 15, 2018

      Good luck Claire. You’re a very brave lady.

      £10.00

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