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£210raised of £500 target by 13 supporters

    Weʼve raised £210 to help fund paediatric chordoma research

    Funded on Sunday, 1st October 2017

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    In early November 2016 three year old Drew Barker-Wright was diagnosed with Chordoma, a rare type of cancer that occurs in the skull and base of the spine. He was admitted to Oncology at Birmingham Children's Hospital where he began intensive chemotherapy and surgery. Drew's journey was fraught with complications from the outset. This was primarily due to the rareness of his cancer and the lack of documented cases. On the morning of February 24th 2017. Drew took his last breath at home with mummy and daddy. His battle was brief and brutal but, bravely fought for one so young.
    Since loosing Drew, Mel and Jon have tried to find some positivity in all the heartache. The local and wider community raised a substantial amount of money for Drew during his fight. They both felt that this needed to be spent on improving the chances of survival for other children with this diagnosis.
    Currently, they are in the process of setting up a charitable trust in Drew's name. This charity will focus on raising money to fund paediatric chordoma research and support young children around the world whose lives have been devastated by this cancer.
    As their first event in Drew's memory, Mel and Jon have assembled a team of 50+ runners to take on the Cardiff Half Marathon on October 1st 2017. The team consists of seasoned runners and absolute beginners. They are delighted to have on board, Steven Mardel, a chordoma survivor. Mel and Jon hope that this will be the first of many events in Drew's memory, with the aim to raise as much money as possible and improve the survival chances of paediatric chordoma sufferers worldwide.
    Please support us ad our wonderful team of runners as we dedicate time, sweat and tears to the memory of Drew Barker-Wright, our darling little boy.

    Drew, as my littlest cousin, and Mel and Jon, are forever in my thoughts.This event is a tribute to Drew's strength and is the beginning of his legacy.



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      • Jade McGee

        Jade McGee

        Sep 29, 2017

        Good Luck! You'll do Drew proud! Xx


      • Aimee Egan

        Aimee Egan

        Sep 26, 2017

        Good luck Ellie💖💖💖💖


      • Megan Cordwell

        Megan Cordwell

        Sep 22, 2017


      • Rachel Knight

        Rachel Knight

        Sep 5, 2017


      • Mia Buonaguro

        Mia Buonaguro

        Sep 4, 2017

        You gotttss this. Love you 💕💕


      • Eden Haynes

        Eden Haynes

        Sep 1, 2017

        So proud of you Els💗


      • Mel Smith

        Mel Smith

        Aug 26, 2017

        Good luck all you Wrightys on yhe Cardiff Marathon


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