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£12,381raised of £10,000 target by 416 supporters

    Weʼve raised £12,381 to Bowel Cancer West and the Ricky Grant Unit at Torbay Hospital

    Torquay, United Kingdom
    Funded on Sunday, 15th July 2018

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    My name is Kelly Stabb and I am 38 years old. I am married to Simon and we have two sons. Jake is 10 years old and Luke is 8.

    I have always considered myself to be relatively fit and healthy and have been involved in various sports for most of my life, running half marathons and a 23 mile cross country run being my greatest achievement.

    In January 2017 after being unwell for a few weeks I was given a CT scan. Nothing could have prepared me for the update delivered by a nurse who sat on my bed and explained that a cancerous tumour had been found in my upper colon, and several cancerous tumours were evident in my liver. I was diagnosed with advanced stage 4 bowel cancer. I was completely devastated and the update was life changing. I will never forget that night spent in hospital and the conversations that I had with Simon. He is not only my husband but also my best friend. That night changed us both and he has dealt with and juggled so much this year. He’s a real good one and how he has coped with this I will never know. I had emergency surgery the next day and 6 months later had 60% of my liver removed. I’ve had 6 months chemotherapy this year and recently found out I’m still not cancer free. I am now awaiting a further operation in 2018, more chemotherapy and then hopefully I’ll be fixed.

    Since my diagnosis I am so grateful for the medical treatment that I have received. I have researched bowel cancer and learnt a considerable amount about the charities behind the scenes that have played a major part in improving bowel cancer treatment and survival rates. The research conducted and treatment I have received has saved my life.

    I now have an over whelming feeling to give something back and want to raise as much money as possible for a very deserving charity ‘Bowel Cancer West’. This is an essential Charity which was founded to improve survival rates of people with bowel cancer in the South West. Their key aims are to increase awareness of bowel cancer, train health professionals and fund valuable research that is South West led and internationally recognised.

    Colorectal (bowel) cancer is Britains 2nd biggest cancer killer but only ranks 4th for cancer diagnosis. This means that a higher proportion of those who are diagnosed do not survive. BCW are currently looking to raise £10,000 to improve outcomes for young patients with bowel cancer. This is clearly very close to my heart.

    Unfortunately young patients (those under 40) often present an advanced stage of the disease, requiring major surgery which can lead to worse treatment outcomes and a higher chance of the cancer reoccurring. With funds raised, BCW will bring together some of the top medical and engineering brains in the UK to assess the latest technology to be used in the region to improve survival rates of the disease.

    In order to attempt to raise my target of £10,000 I am planning various events in 2018 with the help of a few friends. Simon, myself and my sister in law Sam Tyrrell, along with several friends will be running the Edinburgh marathon on Sunday 27th May 2018. It is likely that I will still be having cancer treatment but I am determined to complete it. I am also planning a charity ball on the 9th June and our sons are planning various events at their school to help to raise money.

    Our friend, Steve Taylor has created a particularly difficult challenge for himself to raise money towards my target. Most would find this physically impossible. Steve is planning to run 7 marathons in 7 consecutive days, starting on Sunday 28th January 2018 and completing his last run on Saturday 3rd February 2018. He will finish his last few miles at the Park Run at Torbay Leisure Centre in Paignton. I cannot thank Steve enough for what will be an extremely difficult challenge to raise money for BCW.

    Any sponsorship that you can afford towards supporting us with our challenges in 2018 will be greatly appreciated. Anything over my target i intend to donate to the Ricky Grant unit at Torbay Hospital who provide care for cancer patients.

    I have set up a ‘Just giving page’ if you are able to make a donation. Please click on this link and give what you can

    Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. Your support means the world to me.

    I will ensure to include updates on this page of everything we are doing.

    A massive thank you in advance.

    Kelly xx



    • Kelly Stabb8 months ago
      Kelly Stabb

      Kelly Stabb

      8 months ago

      Hi everyone This page will soon close as all the money is being accumulated ready to pass to BCW and the Ricky Grant Unit at Torbay Hospital. The exact fundraising total is yet to be confirmed but with everything including this just giving page it's approximately £35,000 which is just incredible. Thankyou so much to all of you that donated and to those who organised events to help fundraise and contribute to this amazing total. I cannot thank you enough. Sending so much love to you all from me. All my love Kelly xxx

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    • Kelly Stabb9 months ago
      Kelly Stabb

      Kelly Stabb

      9 months ago

      Hi everyone. Thank you so much for your continued support and donations. You're all truly amazing. We're soon to reach a grand total which I will add on here as several fundraising events have been recorded separately. One of the last events to take place to raise money for BCW is the Torbay half marathon which takes place tomorrow Sun 24th June 18. Thank you so much to several colleagues who are running it, organised by Graham Arkell. A lovely friend Carla and myself will be on Paignton green at the BCW table if you're passing. Love kelly xx

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    • Kelly Stabb1 year ago
      Kelly Stabb

      Kelly Stabb

      1 year ago

      Apologies I can't recall everyone's names but Carla, you & your family & friends were absolutely amazing. Everyone was always so busy and the atmosphere with so many people was wonderful. The donations from people and willingness to help & support my chosen charity always brings a massive smile to my face & I can't thank people enough. Thank you so much Carla for organising it & for everyone's help in raising a massive £1870 which will be sent direct to BCW. I would certainly recommend you and your team to arrange/host any event. Love Kelly xx

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    • Anonymous


      Jun 29, 2018

      Wishing you every success in your fundraising for this fantastic cause!

    • Kathryn Boddy

      Kathryn Boddy

      Jun 26, 2018


    • Anonymous


      Jun 25, 2018

      Good luck!

    • Michelle Ballance

      Michelle Ballance

      Jun 24, 2018

      Well done Rach - amazing effort to run in this heat xxx


    • Anonymous


      Jun 23, 2018

      Keep fighting


    • Hayley Sloan

      Hayley Sloan

      Jun 23, 2018

      Kelly you are amazing and an inspiration to everyone who is going through what you are at the moment. Keep smiling as always. Hayley


    • S Johns

      S Johns

      Jun 22, 2018

      Well done and best of luck


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