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£650raised of £600 target by 28 supporters

    Weʼve raised £650 to to go towards the Brig-Aid campaign to raise funds for Sarah's cancer treatment.

    Funded on Tuesday, 25th September 2018

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    As many of you may know I used to be a runner - I ran three half marathons and trained regularly with friends - then due to injury over a period of nearly three years and then depression I haven't run since.... however, I want to start to tackle my depression by running again - just small distances to start with but I am committing to running 60 miles in 25 days to raise £600 towards Sarah Brigham's treatment for an inoperable cancer. Here is more detail about why they are raising £60,000 and what its for:

    Sarah Brigham is artistic director and CEO of Derby Theatre and has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. She has a 6cm tumour in her trachea. The cancer is adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) and only two in a million people have this type of cancer. The cancer is slow growing but relentless, and so it’s important that it is stopped in its tracks as soon as possible.

    The best way to treat Sarah’s cancer would be surgery. Unfortunately, due to the size and location of Sarah’s tumour, this is not an option for her. This type of cancer doesn’t respond to chemotherapy and has limited response to normal radiotherapy.

    There’s no escaping the fact that this is all devastating. But in true Brigham fashion, she is dealing with it like a bad-ass superhero. The amount of research, questioning and chasing of medical professionals that Sarah has done, whilst coming to terms with all of this, whilst also running a theatre and continuing to support artists, young people, friends and colleagues around her, is admirable… incredible… unbelievable… (there is no word big enough here to sum up her response thus far to this outrage of an illness).

    And she remains very much herself. To quote Sarah:

    "On the positive side (there has to be one right!) I physically feel ok and I remain positive. If you see me you wouldn't know I have this 6 cm tumour in my windpipe. I’m still working, still laughing, still putting the world to rights and still talking in a broad Hull accent. So Cancer is not winning!”

    But Sarah cannot and should not fight this on her own. Here’s where you all come in…

    The best treatment option is Carbon Ion Therapy, which will hopefully stop the cancer from growing or spreading and may offer the best long term prognosis. But here’s the spanner in the frankly crappy works: this treatment is not funded by the NHS. Sarah will have to travel to Germany to receive the treatment, and to do this, she needs to raise £60,000. *Gulp* *Pause* *Gulp*

    It’s a huge amount of money, but so many people have contritbuted to the total so far but this is the last push help me to start running again and raise money to help Sarah-


    Ava xx



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      Completed 60 miles raising £600 towards £60,000 for Sarah 's treatment.

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    • Anonymous


      Jul 9, 2018

      Cash donations received from Auntie Jean Fox, Michael Johnston and Sandy Ecob - Thank you

    • Deborah Bestwick

      Deborah Bestwick

      Jul 1, 2018

      Well done Ava, sending love all round. XX


    • Vicky Ireland

      Vicky Ireland

      Jun 25, 2018

      Go Ava go! Thank you for being so loving and courageous.


    • Ben Spiller

      Ben Spiller

      Jun 16, 2018

      Love and solidarity. xxxx

    • Jonathan Stokes

      Jonathan Stokes

      Jun 13, 2018

      Keep up the great work Ava! Xx


    • Brendan Murray

      Brendan Murray

      Jun 13, 2018

      Hit that road, Girl! B x


    • Lee Smith

      Lee Smith

      Jun 13, 2018

      Best of luck Ava..... I will be thinking of you on my next Parkrun.


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