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    Weʼve raised £6,508 to raise money in loving memory of Mark Skilton for Warwick Cancer Research Centre and the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.

    Knowle, Solihull
    Funded on Sunday, 21st June 2020

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    In loving memory of our Dad and Husband, Mark Skilton, we’re raising money for the University of Warwick’s Cancer Research Centre and the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.

    Mark was diagnosed with lung cancer on 29 March 2020 and battled his cancer bravely until his passing on 16 May 2020. Now, we want to do everything possible so that others won’t have to fight that battle in the future.

    Mark was a Professor of Practice in Information Systems and Management Group at the University of Warwick and Global Head of Digital Strategy at Enzen. He loved his work dearly: he revelled in being the fun intellectual Professor whether it was writing courses and books, presenting lectures or helping his students better their careers and themselves. His enthusiasm and passion for digital strategy helped him become a visionary in artificial intelligence, cyber security, virtual and augmented reality, the Internet of Things and digital ecosystems transformation.

    We are fundraising for two charities that support Mark’s love of AI, Big Data, and research as well as fighting the awful disease of lung cancer which so cruelly took him before his time.

    Your donation will support:

    - Warwick’s Cancer Research Centre

    o Donations will fund: (i) the development of new anti-cancer drugs, (ii) novel approaches to stimulating anti-cancer immune responses using nanotechnology, (iii) using artificial intelligence to improve the diagnosis and classification of cancer, (iv) supporting cancer research activity in developing countries and (v) the analysis of big data sets to improve cancer prognosis.

    - Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

    o Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is the only UK lung cancer charity dedicated to helping everyone affected by the disease. Your donation will support research, diagnosis, treatment, living with the disease and end of life care. The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation focuses specially on ways of detecting the cancer as early as possible.

    Anything you can give will be gratefully received. Every donation will help to save lives and support others coping with this dreadful disease.

    Mark believed in creating and seizing opportunities and forged his own path and success. He was a wonderful husband, father and son and will be so sorely missed.

    In the spirit of our Dad’s zest for life and his love of science, and in the words of one of Mark’s favourite TV characters, Spock, we hope that you all “Live Long and Prosper”.

    A huge heartfelt thanks,

    Linda (wife) and Claire, Emma and David (children) xxx



    • Emma Skilton1 year ago
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    • Emma Skilton1 year ago
      Emma Skilton

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      1 year ago

      We have 2 days left on Dad's fundraiser to raise as much money as possible for Warwick Cancer Research Centre and Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation. If you can, please donate, it means a lot to my family and I and hopefully to others if it can help in any small way to fight the awful disease that is cancer. We cannot believe we have raised £6,348 in just a few weeks. We are incredibly proud as this is a reflection of Dad and the impact he had on everyone. THANK YOU to everyone who has donated.

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    • Emma Skilton1 year ago
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      1 year ago

      A BIG thank you to everyone who has donated so far! Hopefully we will smash our target in no time. Many thanks The Skilton Family Xxx

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    • Mike & Helen

      Mike & Helen

      Jun 21, 2020

      So sorry to hear the news and loads of love to you all. Rest in Peace Mark with love xxxx


    • Eileen Parfitt

      Eileen Parfitt

      Jun 21, 2020


    • Sarah Nutting

      Sarah Nutting

      Jun 19, 2020

      Huge sympathies. Love Sarah and Llew x


    • Divya


      Jun 16, 2020

      Thinking of you all at this sad time. Love from Divya & family, & Marvin xxx


    • Maria Minaricova (

      Maria Minaricova (

      Jun 15, 2020

      Mark was a remarkable human being and his contribution to the world was truly inspirational. A valued advisor and friend it was my privilege to have worked alongside him. Kind regards Maria Minaricova


    • Neil & Julie Jones

      Neil & Julie Jones

      Jun 14, 2020

      Will be thinking of you all tomorrow sending you love and prayers Neil, Julie & family xx


    • Tim Parfitt

      Tim Parfitt

      Jun 8, 2020

      From the Reading Parfitt's Rest in Peace Mark


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