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Weʼre raising £1,000 to Weʼre raising £1,000 to help Chris Durrance cope with the cost of living whilst he is unable to work after a cancer diagnosis

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Chris Durrance is a family man with two young daughters, Scarlett (5) and Sidney (1) who has always worked and provided for his family. Unfortunately, in July 2018, Chris was diagnosed with colon cancer which had spread to other parts of his body including his lymphatic system. Chris was immediately sent for an emergency operation to remove 6 tumours on his bowell which covered 70% of his colon. Surgeons could only give him a 1 in 20 chance of survival. Chris has been through months of specialist treatment, including debilitating chemotherapy and he is still waiting to hear that the cancer is no longer present. Unfortunately, Chris is to endure at least two further bouts of surgery before he can begin to lead a normal life. Unfortunately, during this time, Chris's financial situation has become difficult as he is now only on half pay from his employment at Royal Mail, which in July will diminish altogether. Chris has also lost his managerial bonuses and allowances. Furthermore, to relieve financial distress, the family have had to move out of their house. Any funds raised will go directly to Chris, his partner Joanne and their daughters, in order to alleviate the obvious financial problems that will hit any family when a large proportion of an income is lost. The goal here is for finances to be less of a burden so the family can concentrate on getting through this terrible adversity and the continued difficult months ahead.
In order to raise some funds for Chris, I have decided to ride the incredibly tough cycling sportive "The Fred Whitton Challenge". The Fred whitton challenge takes place in the Lake District and is a 115 mile course taking in some of the most difficult road climbs in the UK. Mat Wilson (Gym manager) will be accompanying me on the ride. Please visit
https://www.fredwhittonchallenge.co.uk for more details. Please donate and share so we can raise as much money for this very worthwhile cause. Many thanks, Chris Reeder (South Division)

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  • chris reeder4 days ago
    chris reeder

    chris reeder

    4 days ago

    Received plenty of cash donations this week. £20 from Nikki porter and Chris Armenia. £15 from Dave Paget and £10 from Damo and the legend, John Noble. I'll hopefully be passing these to Chris on Thursday evening. Thanks so much to everyone, hoping there is a lot more to come from the MPU as soon as I can get round all the divisions. Cheers

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  • chris reeder13 days ago
    chris reeder

    chris reeder

    13 days ago

    Received £10 cash from the legend that is Mr. Bob German

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  • chris reeder14 days ago
    chris reeder

    chris reeder

    14 days ago

    Got £20 cash from Mr Michael Jobber too

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Page last updated on: 2/22/2019 11.03

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  • Tom Evans

    Tom Evans

    Feb 22, 2019

    £10.00

  • Ian Rosewarne

    Ian Rosewarne

    Feb 17, 2019

    Always a great guy and wishing Chris all the best,Cheers Ian.

    £20.00

  • kevin lloyd

    kevin lloyd

    Feb 17, 2019

    £20.00

  • Lucinda Witts

    Lucinda Witts

    Feb 15, 2019

    Lovely family - all the best!! Xx

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 15, 2019

    £20.00

  • Jennie Witts

    Jennie Witts

    Feb 15, 2019

    Xxx

    £5.00

  • Matt W

    Matt W

    Feb 15, 2019

    Best wishes Chris, stay strong mate.

    £20.00

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