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£1,046raised of £1,000 target by 24 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,000 to help those using the facilities of Weston Park Cancer Charity and Rotherham Hospital & Community Charity.

Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Charlie & Leah's Challenge

Charlie and Leah's friendship started when they met at work in 2013. They quickly realised they had many things in common, as did their families.

Cancer is something that has affected many of their family members over the last few years. Both have close family members affected by breast, prostate, pancreatic and uterine cancer.

Statistics state that in spite of age or situation, that 1 in 3 people will suffer cancer at some point in their lives. 1 in 5 of those people will not survive the illness.

There is still much research to be done and NHS service sadly has to rely on charities and fundraising to help sustain and improve their services. This is very troubling.

Through Charlie and Leah's combined experience of the NHS, charities and hospitals who've supported them and their families through the hardest of times, they have decided that they want to give back to the organisations that have provided them and so many others with brilliant support, so that they can continue to give crucial medical care to those at their most vulnerable.

Weston Park Hospital is a specialist centre providing care for people requiring chemotherapy and radiotherapy for both in-patients and outpatients. It has a Cancer Research Centre and a specific Teenage Cancer Unit. Patients come from across the country as well as from around South Yorkshire to access its state of the art facilities.

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity has particular significance for Leah, and it has been helping the South Yorkshire community for 21 years. Donations go towards improving patient care, providing specialist training, facilities and state of the art equipment. It also has two specific projects; 'Purple Butterfly Appeal' for end of life care and 'Dr Ted' for specialist care of children.

Please join us in supporting two charities close to our hearts; the proceeds will be split equally between the two charities with our first goal being to raise £500.

UPDATE: Following so many kind donations that took us up to 28% of our total, we amazingly received one very large donation on 24/11/17 from one of the people who inspired us both to fundraise in the first place. This took us up to £500 in just under 2 months since starting our challenge. A massive thank you to Josie and everyone who's donated so far. Our target has now gone up to £1000!

Our aims are to raise money by:

- A charity music concert

- A sponsored challenge

- A bake sale/ raffle

- Any other donations kindly accepted online

Thank you for your help and support.

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  • Charlie Barker1 month ago
    Charlie Barker

    Charlie Barker

    1 month ago

    As our fundraising year draws to an end, we're doing one last event to round up our achievements (and hopefully add a bit more money into the charity pot). Charlie is launching her new 80s music show 'Electric Dreams' at The Phoenix, Ridgeway in Sheffield on 17th November, at 8pm. Support from upcoming vocalist and musician, Anya. It is free entry, but there will be a raffle and an 80s music quiz along with a presentation to round up our fundraising journey. Check out:

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  • Charlie Barker6 months ago
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    Charlie Barker

    6 months ago

    So we did it! Up and down Snowden, up the Pyg track and down the Miner’s track. It was one of the hardest challenges I’ve done to date, not to mention a 10 year old attempting it. When we set off at 9.09am at the bottom we had £669 online. Upon getting back down we’ve passed £800! That was the best feeling ever, thank you everyone! We still have money to collect from our sponsor sheets too! We’re so pleased we did it and I’m very proud of Thomas for suggesting this challenge in the first place and having the determination to complete it.

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  • Charlie Barker7 months ago
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    7 months ago

    Hi everyone, Charlie here... On 1st - 3rd June this year, I'm off with this little fella to climb Snowden for charity. Thomas, (aged 10) is my son and he wanted to join me on the year long fundraising journey I embarked upon with my good friend Leah in aid of Weston Park and Rotherham Hospital Community charities. We are hoping to reach our target of £1000 by October this year. Thank you if you have donated already. If you're able to spare anything to sponsor us it would be brilliant.

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Page last updated on: 11/9/2018 4:05 PM



  • Music City

    Music City

    Jul 10, 2018

    Well done you guys!!! 😃


  • Katy Marshall

    Katy Marshall

    Jul 10, 2018

    Well done x


  • Daniel & Helen

    Daniel & Helen

    Jul 10, 2018

    This should take you over your £1,000Goal! Well done guys!


  • Leah & Josie

    Leah & Josie

    Jul 4, 2018

    For Charlie & Thomas' Snowdon Climb.


  • Music-City.UK


    Jun 29, 2018

    For Charlie & Thomas’ Snowden Climb: From the staff and customers of Music-City.UK, Handsworth, Sheffield.


  • H.L. Brown Staff

    H.L. Brown Staff

    Jun 13, 2018

    Snowdon sponsor money from: Theresa, Lynda, Claire, Georgi, Emma, Janette, Hattie and Angela at H.L. Brown.


  • Mark & Jenny Reaney

    Mark & Jenny Reaney

    Jun 4, 2018

    For Thomas climbing Snowdon.


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Charlie Barker

Charlie Barker

Sheffield, United Kingdom

Charlie and Leah are two work friends, brought together by similar personal circumstances and decided to team up together to raise money for two charities who've provided brilliant care for their relatives, in the hope that they may continue to help many others.

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