£10,744raised of £15,000 target by 497 supporters

Weʼre raising £15,000 to Help Noah and Evelyn create magical memories, with their daddy who is terminally ill with a brain tumour.

Porthcawl, United Kingdom

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In February 2016, the father of my grandchildren Noah and Evelyn (just 2 years and 8 months old) had their lives changed forever - their father Leo was diagnosed with a grade 3 Anaplastic Astrocytoma, a rare malignant brain tumour.

Noah and Evelyn only have a limited time to make magical memories with their mum and dad. Memories that can be recorded and relived and enjoyed to carry them through their lives.

When Leo was diagnosed his initial response was: “The biggest problem with this tumour is I have a wife and children – It’s my family I’m worried about.”

Leo - Noah and Evelyn’s daddy, was given the option of treatment or not. He chose to fight for his family, to fight the tumour and accepted all the treatment available. Leo’s bravery and determination to be there for his children is inspirational. Leo immediately underwent a life-saving craniotomy – a form of brain surgery. Then a further fully awake craniotomy where Leo couldn’t even be put to sleep for the initial stages of the surgery. He is fighting for his children, to make memories, to be with them as long as he can. Leo was given a prognosis of between 1 and 3 years following the second craniotomy. He had to relearn everything to be able to function. Leo has since completed 30 sessions of radiotherapy and 6 cycles of chemotherapy. Attends oncology, neurology, psychology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech and language and palliative care at Y Bwthyn Newydd.

Leo is a heroic father who gives every essence of himself to his wife and children. Leo wants to create magical memories for the children. The children deserve to have the experiences and capture the memories that families create.

This is why I have created this crowd funding page for my grandchildren. I am going to run the Cardiff half marathon (22k or 13 miles) 1st October 2017. Until 10 weeks before it I had not run further that 5k- and that was over 2 years ago. If Leo can be as heroic as he is, pushing personal limits is nothing that determination and motivation cannot achieve.

Help Noah and Evelyn have the financial means to make fantastical, magical, childhood memories in the time they have left with their adoring and adorable daddy.

Sponsor me in the half marathon, share this page, be part of the reason these beautiful children are able to create memories. If you can set up your own fundraising cake days, sports events, treasure hunts, anything at all will help. Please use this crowdfunding page for the sponsorship and donations.

Be part of a team - Team Noah and Evelyn - knowing that you have made a lifelong difference to two very young children who deserve the magical memories with their daddy.

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  • Carrie Griffiths18 days ago
    Carrie Griffiths

    Carrie Griffiths

    18 days ago

    Run, walk or crawl a VIRTUAL HALF MARATHON for Noah and Evelyn. When: 1st-14th November. Run or walk 13.1 miles in a virtual running race-a mile a day, a couple of runs or all in one go. Trophies for fastest time, best fancy dress & most unique route. Cost - £6.50 (medal of support on completion) How - 1) donate your £6.50. Please reference 'Virtual half marathon' 2) run your 13.1 miles between the 1-14 Nov 2017 3) email Carriegriffiths11@gmail.com with proof- photo of your watch/screenshot, no later than 10pm on the 15th November 2017.

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  • Carrie Griffiths1 month ago
    Carrie Griffiths

    Carrie Griffiths

    1 month ago

    I want to say thank you to each and every person who has donated, raised money, created events to support family Jones. The beautiful Noah and Evelyn and their Daddy and Mummy the heroic Leo and Kimberley Jones. There have been a few difficult moments over the last few weeks that Leo has powered through. Always Leo's focus is his wife and children. Please continue to support Noah and Evelyn create the memories that they deserve with their warrior Daddy

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  • Carrie Griffiths2 months ago
    Carrie Griffiths

    Carrie Griffiths

    2 months ago

    On Sunday I ran to make memories for Noah and Evelyn and completed the Cardiff Half Marathon in 2 hours 47 minutes 😎Thank you, thank you, thank you! The support you have given has been out of this world. Noah and Evelyn are going to be able to make and capture memories with their Daddy and Mummy because of your kindness and support. It is not too late to sponsor me or donate or to have your own fundraiser. It's not too late for you to be part of the team helping create magical memories for Noah and Evelyn while they can 😎😎😎😎

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3 months ago

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  • Sue Sharp

    Sue Sharp

    Nov 15, 2017

    Met Leo today when we presented him with a cheque all the very best


  • Eleri Lougher

    Eleri Lougher

    Nov 5, 2017

    Good luck with the fundraising! Thank you Debbie for organising the walk yesterday ❤️


  • Debra Manning

    Debra Manning

    Nov 4, 2017

    Virtual half marathon Debbie manningJean Chatman Jenny sullivan


  • Deborah Davies

    Deborah Davies

    Nov 3, 2017

    Virtual half marathon13.1 walk saturday 4th nov 2017In porthcawl Hi carrie myself and my grandaughter will be joining you and debbie manning saturday 😊


  • Vivienne Aston

    Vivienne Aston

    Nov 3, 2017

    Will share photos of half marathon when completed. I really hope you raise your target xx


  • Melanie Thomas

    Melanie Thomas

    Nov 3, 2017

    Virtual Half Marathon


  • Louise HOGAN

    Louise HOGAN

    Nov 2, 2017

    Virtual Half MarathonMaking memories for you all... x


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Carrie Griffiths

Carrie Griffiths

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Porthcawl, United Kingdom

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