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raised of £200 target by 31 supporters

    Weʼve raised £685 to The family of David Drysdale

    Funded on Sunday, 6th November 2016

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    The Fathers Nerwork Scotland team are raising money! Nick Thorpe, Sam Pringle, Nick Smithers and Gregor Smithers are running the Mens Health 10k.

    Our friend David Drysdale was an Edinburgh-based social entrepreneur and founder of Fathers Network Scotland. In late March 2015, a routine check-up on back pain led to the devastating diagnosis of a rare and aggressive cancer, which subsequently paralysed David from the chest down. Despite facing debilitating bouts of chemotherapy David faced his situation with immense courage.

    Sadly David lost his fight with the disease after his second round of chemotherapy and died on 4th July aged 50.

    While David was undergoing treatment for cancer his wife Misol gave birth to their second child Maya, a baby sister to Manow.

    We hope you'll sponsor us in our bid to raise money in the forthcoming Mens Health 10K on November 6th and help us to ease the difficult situation in which David's family now find themselves. The suddenness of the illness meant David was unable to leave the financial arrangements in place which he would have wished.

    The money will be used to help David's family in difficult times. As an inspiring leader in various enterprises across the years, David dedicated his energies to helping men and fathers to step into the fullness of life, both as nurturing parents and supportive partners and friends. We hope our efforts will at help his bereaved wife and children in their time of stress and need.



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      Nick Smithers

      Nick Smithers

      5 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you very much to everyone for your generosity towards the family of David Drysdale. The support is greatly appreciated and will go directly to folk who need a wee hand at a difficult time.

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    • Estelle Manson

      Estelle Manson

      Nov 6, 2016

      Well done to all of you! David will be so proud. 😍


    • Thomas Munro

      Thomas Munro

      Nov 6, 2016

      Well done Nick...great job.


    • Elizabeth White

      Elizabeth White

      Nov 6, 2016

      Great work Nick!


    • Dan


      Nov 6, 2016

      Great achievement bro, well done.


    • Hannah and Stuart

      Hannah and Stuart

      Nov 6, 2016

      Well Run!


    • Maralyn And Daphne

      Maralyn And Daphne

      Nov 5, 2016

      all the best


    • Ali McBride

      Ali McBride

      Nov 5, 2016

      good luck guys!


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