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£2,860raised of £5,000 target by 111 supporters

Weʼre raising £5,000 to Project Christopher - Transformation from Transit Van to Campervan. IMPORTANT- Our fundraising target has changed, please see post below.

Kidderminster, United Kingdom
21 days to go

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Project Christopher - Conversion from Transit Van to beautiful, yet practical camper van.

Those who know me will be aware of my dream to carry out a camper van conversion and to travel.

In June 2015 I was diagnosed with stage 3c triple negative breast cancer.
I underwent 6 months of chemotherapy, 2 surgeries and a 3 week intensive radiotherapy course. It was a tough time but I fought and got through it.
I got my life back on track running 2 marathons and got back to work.
I managed to get my work life balance right working 3 days a week, allowing me the time and energy to enjoy both my career and life.

I finally bought a van called him Christopher and started stage one of his conversion.

Then on December 5th 2017 after 6 weeks of feeling unwell I was given the devastating news that the cancer had recurred as secondary breast cancer in the lymphatic system of my neck, shoulder and chest.
I am absolutely devastated but also very determined to fight as hard as I can

Work on Christopher came to a standstill while I took stock.

It is now time to fight back, cancer will not steal my dreams.
As I go through my treatment Christopher is going to go through his too.

I am hoping that between cycles of treatment I will be well enough to travel even if it's just a few miles away!


My heartfelt thanks to everyone who has donated to Project Christopher, your generosity and messages of support have been overwhelming.

A number of my friends have organised specific fund raising event on 10th February and felt it would help them to gain more sponsorship if the crowdfunding target was increased as, beyond all expectations, the original target has almost been reached.

The full cost of the conversion is approximately £10,000 and so any additional donations the event raises will certainly help with the completion of Christopher's conversion.

Enjoy this journey with me my friends xxx

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  • Carole  Ansell8 months ago
    Carole  Ansell

    Carole Ansell

    8 months ago

    As the weather is improving progress with Christopher is moving. We have almost completed the insulation. Today we ordered the new captain seats and purchased the thermostatically controlled extractor fan. The water tank that we made a boo boo with has been remeasured and relocated and on order. We will be looking at putting the windows and solar panels in place over the coming couple of weeks. Our deadline is June 8th! I will do my utmost between treatments to do a progress report for you all. Thank you for being patient and for your support

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  • Carole  Ansell8 months ago
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    Carole Ansell

    8 months ago

    Managed a bit more insulation today with some help from Samantha Manford. Also sorted new captain seats and an extractor fan. Things are moving at last. 💕

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Page last updated on: 4/19/2018 11:24 PM



  • Christine Heinrich

    Christine Heinrich

    Mar 23, 2018

    Dear Carolall of us at EVC are rooting for you to get through your chemo and on your big trip in Christopher! xxx


  • Joanne Wightman

    Joanne Wightman

    Feb 24, 2018

    Good luck Carole xx


  • Julie Carter

    Julie Carter

    Feb 17, 2018

    With you all the way! Stay strong and think of the amazing adventures x


  • Allan Hudson

    Allan Hudson

    Feb 14, 2018


  • Karen Cooper

    Karen Cooper

    Feb 13, 2018

    Good luck Carole! You're an amazing fighter! Keep strong!


  • Emily Bristow

    Emily Bristow

    Feb 12, 2018

    Stay strong Carole 💪🏻 And what a fabulous effort from the guys on Saturday in vile conditions! Xx


  • Anna Owen

    Anna Owen

    Feb 11, 2018

    What an awesome project! Enjoy xx


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Carole  Ansell

Carole Ansell

Kidderminster, United Kingdom

Anyone who knows me will be aware of my lifelong dream to convert a van into a camper van and travel After fighting stage 3 bresst cancer in 2015 and getting my life on track I decided to follow my dream and bought a van. Then got the devastating news the cancer had recured..

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