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£12,511raised of £20,000 target by 270 supporters

    Weʼve raised £12,511 to hopefully self fund Pembrolizumab Immunotherapy Treatment for John Andrew Gavin who is fighting Metastatic Melanoma Cancer.

    Location
    Kinghorn, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Wednesday, 25th October 2017

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    Story

    My son Ali Gavin and good friend Clifford are shaving their handsome heads of hair on 10/08/17.Their aim is to raise funds, to help my family self fund my much needed immunotherapy cancer treatment Pembrolizumab, which is needed to prolong and potentially save my life This treatment helps the body's immune system to fight cancer cells

    I am so proud of what Ali and Clifford are going to do that I'm going to make it a hat-trick and shave my head too. If anyone would like to join in with our head shave to help raise funds or would kindly like to donate to my Just Giving Page to support me in my treatment, no matter how big or small your contribution is, whether you can hold a fundraiser or make a donation, it would be greatly appreciated
    Thank you, John

    Thank you for considering supporting John, my husband, in his treatment. John never complains about his illness and is always caring and thoughtful of others as he copes with the daily challenges of living with metastatic melanoma. He has, from the beginning, always had a very positive and optimistic approach to fighting his cancer, facing his treatment with great courage and bravery. Coping with difficult side effects of treatment, having sometimes difficult scan results shared with us, hospital admissions and painful major surgery have all been faced with courage and bravery, not deterring John in his battle to beat his melanoma
    In addition to Ali and Clifford holding their event to help raise funds I can offer any one of the following in return for a donation: Tutoring primary school pupils in Maths or English Language, dog walking/boarding, cat sitting, small animal pet care, gardening, grass cutting, ironing, home baking. Times would need to work around John's care and hospital appointments/treatment
    Further fundraisers are being planned and will be shared here
    Thank you, Liz

    Any funds raised but not used for John's treatment will be donated to Cancer Research UK

    www.johngavinmelanoma.wordpress.com

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    • John Andrew Gavin4 months ago
      John Andrew Gavin

      John Andrew Gavin

      4 months ago

      John sadly passed away on Thursday 21st September. We wish to thank all family, friends, neighbours and others for their love and wonderful support. John had 3 treatments of Pembrolizumab, sadly he was not well enough to receive his 4th treatment. Your generosity in donating helped John continue his dignified and courageous journey with cancer. John's Page will now be closed to help cover the cost of John's treatments. Any funds raised but not needed to meet costs will be donated to Cancer Research U.K.

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    • John Andrew Gavin6 months ago
      John Andrew Gavin

      John Andrew Gavin

      6 months ago

      Rob's Football Challenge At midnight tonight my nephew Robert Gavin and a friend will set off from our home to visit all 32 Scottish and English top-flight stadiums ending up at my beloved Anfield at midnight on Sunday 25th August. That's over 1,400 miles in 48hrs. You can keep up to date with their journey on their social media platforms twitter.com/mundialmag instagram.com/mundialmag Rob is a life long Everton supporter, footy mad fan and contributor to Mundial. We love him dearly and we're very proud of what he's doing. All the best Rob 😁

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    • John Andrew Gavin6 months ago
      John Andrew Gavin

      John Andrew Gavin

      6 months ago

      My nephew Thomas Gavin will be the guest speaker on "The Spirit of Bolton" hosted by Sue Snowden on Radio Bolton FM, this Sunday 13th August at 6pm. Tom is dedicating his air time to discussing all the crazy things my family and friends are doing to help raise money and raise awareness of my Crowdfunding Just Giving Page to support funding my metastatic melanoma treatment. Please tune in to www.bolton.com Tom is a larger than life character, perfect in radio role,his heart is as big as his personality, we really appreciate what he's doing. Xx

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    Supporters

    270

    • Scottie Ham

      Scottie Ham

      Oct 24, 2017

      This is our amount raised from The Star, Weymouth

      £400.00

    • Lucy’s Mum Margot x

      Lucy’s Mum Margot x

      Oct 2, 2017

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 2, 2017

      £5.00

    • Chris Thompson

      Chris Thompson

      Oct 1, 2017

      £20.00

    • Sandra Blyth

      Sandra Blyth

      Oct 1, 2017

      Well done Hollie and Lucy

      £10.00

    • Debbie Brand

      Debbie Brand

      Oct 1, 2017

      Well done Hollie & Lucy. You both done amazing.

      £10.00

    • Ralph & Hazel Watson

      Ralph & Hazel Watson

      Oct 1, 2017

      Well done Lucy & Hollie ⭐️😘

      £10.00

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    John Andrew Gavin

    John Andrew Gavin

    Kinghorn, United Kingdom

    I have written "John's Story" as a way of sharing some of my Cancer journey. This can be found on my blog at www.johngavinmelanoma.wordpress.com

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