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£145raised of £5,000 target by 11 supporters

Weʼre raising £5,000 to donate to two registered Cancer charities ......by doing something a little different

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

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After losing her Dad, David to cancer in September 2017, my wife, Samantha, was given the devastating news that she would have her own battle to fight. On the 4th November 2017 following a womb biopsy, she was given the diagnosis of womb cancer, serious Adenocarcinoma of the endometrium, high grade cancer. It was caught at Stage 1. This resulted in a full radical hysterectomy. This means the womb, cervix, ovaries and pelvic lymph nodes had to be removed. This was the 8th December 2017 . The surgery was performed successfully as the cancer in its early stage had been confined to the womb. Sam now has to undergo 4 sessions of chemotherapy, three weeks apart and then two weeks of internal radiotherapy. Sam is taking all sorts of drugs to combat the sickness and ill health due to the chemo drugs.....but she is a fighter !!!!

As we all know someone who has suffered with various forms of cancer. It is only when it is brought to your own doorstep do you realise how numbing the news is. Bewilderment, fear, upset.....well I could use a hundred more words to describe how I felt.

So.... for something a little different..... I decided (albeit a little selfish) not to do Dry January as my birthday was on the 27th !! After I read up on the after effects Sam would have to endure, I decided that I would need to do something to try and make more people aware of not just cancer, but also the effects of excessive alcohol can do to your body. I came up with the idea of Dry Duration. The duration being the length of time Sam is undergoing treatment. So I will stay dry for 12 weeks (started on 2nd February 2018), get fitter, and finish at the summit of Mount Snowdon, Wales on the nearest weekend Sam finishes her treatment.

Any and all donations raised will be split between two registered Cancer Charities, to be named on completion.

Please donate anything you can, and make more people aware of the effects cancer causes not only to yourselves but the people closest to you

Many Thanks and please SHARE with as many people as you know !!!

Iain

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    10 days ago
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  • Iain Simpkiss16 days ago
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    Iain Simpkiss

    16 days ago

    Great support so far. Sam is having sweats and hot flushes. Still smiling and fighting every bout !!

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    Iain Simpkiss

    19 days ago

    £30 so far.....thanks for your donations (especially Dan 'The Man' Donnelly)

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  • Matt Hill

    Matt Hill

    Feb 17, 2018

    Done, from me and the family, hope it helps. Look forward to seeing you at the top!

    £20.00

  • Lu Lu Salrose

    Lu Lu Salrose

    Feb 16, 2018

    Hope this helps get you to your target! I'll share with all my fb friends to try and get you some more support too! Fab cause Iain. I'm very proud of you. Love ya both xxx love and hugs Lucy xxx

    £20.00

  • Louise Rowe

    Louise Rowe

    Feb 13, 2018

    Xx

    £10.00

  • Jonathan evans

    Jonathan evans

    Feb 10, 2018

    Good luck to you both

    £10.00

  • Luke Mason

    Luke Mason

    Feb 9, 2018

    I hope the treatment goes well and does the trick. Good luck x

    £10.00

  • Phil Gledhill

    Phil Gledhill

    Feb 8, 2018

    Good luck with the challenge, for a great cause

    £10.00

  • Sue & Ray.

    Sue & Ray.

    Feb 8, 2018

    Iain wishing you all the best with your training, the last few months have not been easy for you two, sending love and support, you can do this. xx

    £30.00

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Iain Simpkiss

Iain Simpkiss

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Just a regular working family man, like millions of others worldwide, whose looking after his wife while she undergoes treatment for cancer.

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