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£8,020raised of £7,000 target by 119 supporters

    Weʼve raised £8,020 to Help fund treatment, travel, and living expenses while my wife undergoes clinical trials for bowel cancer.

    Funded on Friday, 29th September 2017

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    In January, 2015, my wife, Philippa, was diagnosed with late stage bowel cancer. She was only 35 at the time, and we had a 6 month old daughter, Poppy as well. Because of this, I had to quit teaching Art and become a full-time carer for my family, and Philippa had to quit teaching Primary School.

    Poppy is now almost 3 years old, and since then, Philippa has had two major surgeries on her bowel and ovaries, and has also been undergoing various chemotherapy treatments. During that time, we have exhausted our saving of the nest egg that we were originally going to eventually use as a down payment on a house.

    Recently, Philippa has had bad luck with chemo treatments, so the tumors in her liver are growing and we have been referred to the Royal Marsden Hospital in London to see if we are a good candidate for a clinical trial. Along with this, we purchase alternative medicines that we hope will help the situation, things such as mushroom, fruit, herb and spice extracts. We have also recently had bad luck with our vehicle, and have had to have it repaired for 5,000 Pounds.

    Since we live in Exeter, we have been advised that we will be traveling quite a lot in order for Philippa to participate in any treatments that the Marsden may offer.

    At this point, we have exhausted our resources and are reaching out for any support during this very difficult time for our family. Philippa is very loving in nature, and is an excellent mother to Poppy. We cannot imagine our lives without her and will do anything to prolong her life until more effective chemo treatments are developed and put on the market.

    We are not ones to ask for charity, but we are desperate for any support we can receive.

    From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you in advance for any help you can offer us. We cannot express how much we appreciate your generosity.



    • Jeremy Clayton1 year ago
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      1 year ago
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    • Jeremy Clayton1 year ago
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      1 year ago

      An update on Philippa Clayton and her cancer: Philippa just got off the phone with the Royal Marsden.  They called to tell her that they do have a trial for her, and it might be quite positive. Philippa is only one of three people in the UK that are going to get on this trial, so we are feeling somewhat lucky. We will be finding out more soon, and will let you know when we do. Thanks so much for all of your support and generosity. We really appreciate your help. Jeremy, Philippa, and Poppy

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    • Jeremy Clayton1 year ago
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      1 year ago

      I just want to write to say how immensely grateful Philippa, Poppy, and I are for all of the support we have received in just the first day. We are so humbled by the generosity of the people in our lives, and even some that we have not met. These generous contributions are making things so much easier for us to handle. I can see the stress and worry about finances on Philippa's face is slowly subsiding, and I think we can breathe a little bit better right now. Thanks so much to all who have helped out. Expect some updates soon.

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    Page last updated on: 10/3/2017 9:46 AM



    • C Holloway & family

      C Holloway & family

      Sep 15, 2017

      Our sincerest condolences.With love and very best wishes for the future to you and Poppy.Chris, Jojo, Tom, Kirsty and families

    • Anonymous


      Sep 9, 2017

      Wishing you all the best and much love and prayers. I hope the trial goes well and wishing you a better health and recovery

    • Jenny Clayton

      Jenny Clayton

      Aug 26, 2017

      Words cannot express how sorry I am. The gin & tonic house is always open for you both.


    • Anonymous


      Aug 14, 2017

      RIP Philippa 💔 All my love to your family and little Poppy (Philippa and I took TCNJ courses together in Taiwan)

    • Anonymous


      Aug 3, 2017

    • Alex Gibbs

      Alex Gibbs

      Aug 2, 2017

      Jeremy Philippa and Poppy, love to you all Alex and Chiara xx


    • david mccabe

      david mccabe

      Jul 31, 2017

      Wishing you strength through tough times x


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