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£11,390raised of £5,000 target by 164 supporters

    Weʼve raised £11,390 to help Duncan Atkinson and his family through this stressful period following complications during brain surgery.

    Funded on Sunday, 13th October 2019

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    Six months ago our good friend Duncan Atkinson had a seizure whilst getting ready for work. He was admitted to hospital and following a CT scan, was diagnosed with a brain tumour the size of a tennis ball. In February he underwent an operation to remove part of the tumour which due to its position it cannot be fully removed.

    Whilst on the operating table Duncan suffered a stroke which left him with life changing disabilities. He is now partially blind, unable to see on the right hand side of both eyes (medically known as Homonymous hemianopia). He was unable to talk and has been undergoing intensive speech therapy. He is also learning to read and write again. Further complications of the stroke include memory loss, Duncan struggles to remember family and friends names. Duncan is currently undergoing 6 weeks of radiotherapy. Following this treatment, he will complete chemotherapy for 12 months in an attempt to shrink the tumour.

    Duncan’s contractual sick pay will finish in July. He will not be able to return to his role as a delivery driver due to his illness. If he is able to return to work, he is unsure as to what role and hours his employer will offer. To support Duncan and his family financially through this difficult time we are holding a fundraising event at Crosby Comrades on the 7th September 2019. Tickets are £10 and must be purchased in advance via this Just Giving page, from myself or Stuart Aitken. Doors open at 7pm and the night will include a race night, raffles, golden goals, buffet, live music, DJ and much more.

    Following shares of our Just Giving page for Duncan Atkinson and his family, I was contacted by Ian Moore (brother of Stephen Moore, Duncan’s life-long friend) and his cousin, Jason Porter.

    Ian and Jason want to help us achieve our target and are proposing a gruelling 314 mile cycle climbing 16,300 ft ​in just 3 days.

    Their cycle will begin on the 5th September 2019 and will see the lads covering the following distances;

    Day 1 – Crosby to Porthmadog - 108 miles

    Day 2 – Porthmadog – Stafford - 106 miles

    Day 3 – Stafford – Crosby - 100 miles

    Their aim is to finish at the Crosby Comrades club during the fundraising evening.

    "This is going to be a tough few days in the saddle but it's for a very worth while cause. We really appreciate how generous everyone has been so far but please dig deep so we can smash the £5,000 target" said Ian.

    Please continue to support our cause by sponsoring Ian and Jason through our Just Giving page.

    If you cannot make the event but would still like to contribute, please do so through our Just Giving page. Any donation will be massively appreciated!

    Big Duncs Fundraiser: 7th September at Crosby Comrades, doors open at 7pm.



    • Peter  spelman2 months ago
      Peter  spelman

      Peter spelman

      2 months ago

      Hi All, apologies for my delay in giving an update. Big Duncs Fundraiser was a huge success. Myself, Stui Aitken and Michael Carragher would like to thank everyone who has shown there love, support and generosity to Duncan and his family, it has literally been unbelievable. A special thank you to Suzie Stove for the catering, Lee for the racing and Matty who MC'd the event. The night raised a staggering £5,800 which is incredible. When added to the money already collected it will give Duncan a total of £17,100. Thank you all x

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    • Peter  spelman2 months ago
      Peter  spelman

      Peter spelman

      2 months ago

      Hi all. For everyone who is attending Big Duncs Fundraiser tonight, doors open at 7pm with the first race starting at 7.30. Please, please do not be late. Hope everyone has a great night for a great cause.

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    • Peter  spelman3 months ago
      Peter  spelman

      Peter spelman

      3 months ago

      Big Duncs Fundraiser, 7th September - Update Thursday will see the start of Ian & Jason's gruelling bike ride. The lads will be covering 314 miles over 3 days, hopefully finishing on Saturday at the Pioneer at approximately 4pm, good luck boys! The night itself will start at 7pm. Please do not be late as the first race will commence at 7:30pm and we want to maximise every opportunity in raising money for Duncan. The night will involve; Race night Raffles Buffet Disco Lets make this a night to remember!

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    Page last updated on: 9/15/2019 17.51



    • Anonymous


      Sep 15, 2019


    • Niki Atkinson-Coropoulis

      Niki Atkinson-Coropoulis

      Sep 15, 2019

      All our love Jon Niki Spencer Georgia xxx


    • ap dykes Molloy

      ap dykes Molloy

      Sep 10, 2019


    • Charlotte Fowles

      Charlotte Fowles

      Sep 9, 2019

      Well Done Jay! Huge Achievement!


    • Chris Goodfellow

      Chris Goodfellow

      Sep 8, 2019

      Good luck guys!!Ride safe!!!🚴‍♂️🚴‍♂️


    • Suzanne Cook

      Suzanne Cook

      Sep 8, 2019

      Good luck guys. Sending love to Duncan & the family xxx


    • Anonymous


      Sep 8, 2019

      Best Wishes

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