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£440raised of £300 target by 28 supporters

    Weʼve raised £440 to To support research into Paediatric Chordoma Research in memory of my beautiful nephew Drew Barker-Wright who lost his battle 02/2017

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    Nottingham, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Monday, 13th November 2017

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    In early November 2016 my three year old nephew, 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. Drew's journey eventually led to PICU where doctors tried their best to save Drew's life but, he slipped into a coma and his parents were told that there was nothing more they could to for him clinically. They chose to bring him home for his final days. On the morning of February 24th 2017, Drew took his last breath with mummy and daddy. His battle was brief and brutal but, bravely fought for one so young.
    Since losing Drew, we have all tried to find some positivity in all our heartache. The local and wider community raised a substantial amount of money for Drew, during his fight and his parents feel this needs 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 which 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.
    This is the first event in Drew's memory, we 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. We are delighted to have onboard, Steven Mandel, a chordoma survivor.
    We hope that this will be the first of many events in Drew's memory, aiming to raise as much money as possible and improve the chances of survival for paediatric chordoma sufferers worldwide.
    Please support this wonderful team of runners as we dedicate our time, sweat and tears to the memory of Drew, a very special and unforgettable boy.

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    • Marie Fernandez4 months ago
      Marie Fernandez

      Marie Fernandez

      4 months ago

      Ok so just over a week ago I managed to do a half marathon in cold and wet Cardiff on behalf of my nephew Drew, I think he would have been quite pleased with my efforts and probably chuckling to himself at Aunty Ree and her lolloping style! Thank you to everyone who has supported me it really is appreciated and I don't think I could have done it without you all xxxx

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    • Marie Fernandez5 months ago
      Marie Fernandez

      Marie Fernandez

      5 months ago

      Only a few days to go folks, I have been training hard but still feeling very nervous, but the cause is very close to my heart so that will see me crawling/dragging my backside over the finish line. Apparently the elation of finishing spurs many to sign up to a full marathon, if I show any signs of this or delirium please stop me!! Thank you all so much for your donations and support especially in these times where spare cash is tight. I am really touched and know with #TeamDrew and all your help we will do Drew proud. xxx

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    28

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 10, 2017

      Thank you Andy Burton!

      £10.00

    • Marie Fernandez

      Marie Fernandez

      Oct 5, 2017

      thank you Mark Peel!

    • Rachael Onions

      Rachael Onions

      Oct 4, 2017

      Well done Marie xx

      £20.00

    • Rebecca Bull

      Rebecca Bull

      Oct 1, 2017

      Well done everyone - thinking of you all 😊 Love Becky, Tilly, Maisie xxx

      £10.00

    • Theresa Woodward

      Theresa Woodward

      Oct 1, 2017

      Your truly amazing honi!! You go girl always thinking and supporting you!! Lots of love from us all!!

      £10.00

    • Diane Bown

      Diane Bown

      Sep 30, 2017

      Good Luck tomorrow Mazza xx

      £10.00

    • P Cunnew

      P Cunnew

      Sep 30, 2017

      Go girl!

      £30.00

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    Marie Fernandez

    Marie Fernandez

    Nottingham, United Kingdom

    Fat and wrong side of 40, raised over £2000 in last 4 years thanks to peoples kindness and generosity.I just want to help in the only way I can. If I can raise even a tenner to ease someones suffering I'm down. I may come in last but at least I will come in!

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