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£290raised of £500 target by 13 supporters

    Weʼve raised £290 to aid paediatric chordoma research and support families whose children have this rare cancer

    Funded on Tuesday, 10th 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 base and 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 Drews' 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 onboard, Steven Mandel, 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 and our wonderful team of runners as we dedicate our time, sweat and tears to the memory of Drew Barker-Wright,



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      • Beth Handyside

        Beth Handyside

        Oct 5, 2017

        Well done girls 👊 great jarb x


      • Rachael Prosser

        Rachael Prosser

        Oct 5, 2017

        Well done Del and Lene ! Marvellous effort.x


      • Helen Littlejohns

        Helen Littlejohns

        Oct 5, 2017

        Well done Del and Lene! Xxx




        Oct 1, 2017

        Well done Del and Lene xx


      • Jemma Swindell

        Jemma Swindell

        Oct 1, 2017

        Well done all! You did great! Hope you're not too soreLove, Jem x


      • Kerry Williams

        Kerry Williams

        Oct 1, 2017


      • Jayne  briggs

        Jayne briggs

        Sep 29, 2017

        Good luck xxx


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