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Weʼre raising £10,000 to support Beth Purvis: Bowel Warrior. Mum, wife, daughter, sister, and an amazing friend to us all.

Uttlesford District, United Kingdom
16 days to go

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In July 2017, our funny, kind and formidable friend, Beth Purvis, seemed to have put the horrors of the previous 10 months behind her.

She was declared cancer-free, having undergone a major operation to remove tumours in her bowel, and completed a gruelling six-month stint of chemotherapy. The diagnosis, in September 2016, had rocked Beth, her husband Richard and their children Joe, 9, and Abi, 7. She had told few people she was ill, and was determined to continue life as normally as possible. She was just 37.

Not only did her health appear to have improved, but - while working full-time and undergoing fortnightly chemo - she also managed to complete her studies and earn a 2:1 in the Open University law degree she had started four years earlier. The day after her final session of chemo, she went for an interview and landed her dream job in litigation. The family had so much to celebrate and could at last look forward.

But in November, after enduring six weeks in hospital and three further surgeries, Beth was given the tragic news that the cancer has returned, with metastases in both lungs. This time, it is incurable.

Beth’s overriding wish now is to spend as much time as possible making special memories for her children and husband. She hopes to be home for Christmas, and will soon begin fortnightly chemo at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Chelsea, which will be needed for the rest of her life.

Despite the devastating news, her bravery in this impossible situation has never faltered. Her determination and positivity are an inspiration – she has never once complained.

Beth has been a good friend through adversity to so many of us, and now we want to ensure that she, Richard, Joe and Abi can make the most of their remaining time together.

Please do contribute anything you can. Money raised will be used for both practical and financial support in the dark times ahead when neither Beth nor Richard will be able to work, and to fund some small ‘bucket list’ treats to enrich the life of this very special family.

Thank you

Abbi, Emma, Karen, Lisa, Madeleine, Sarah, Sue

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  • Beth's Warrior Crew1 month ago
    Beth's Warrior Crew

    Beth's Warrior Crew

    1 month ago

    4 of 4 updates from our Beth 😍: At some point things will take a downturn but we’re hopeful that will be a long way in the future rather than just around the corner. We’re enjoying life and making memories every day! I can’t thank everyone enough for their support. Without all your donations we wouldn’t have been able to take that amazing once in a lifetime family holiday in South East Asia. We are so glad we did while I am still well enough for us to really make the most of it. Thank you all!!!!

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  • Beth's Warrior Crew1 month ago
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    1 month ago

    I am now in theory Cancer free, waiting for CT to confirm, and about to start another course of chemotherapy to keep it that way as long as possible. While I am still incurable and the doctors expect the Cancer to come back they also now think I am more likely to make it to the original possible 6 years which is the best news I could hope for at this point.

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  • Beth's Warrior Crew1 month ago
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    1 month ago

    ..... Things are looking a little brighter now, after finding chemotherapy tough and not coping with the idea of spending the rest of my life on fortnightly infusions I decided to take a break and enjoy our holiday! Not only did the break allow us to go to South East Asia and enjoy family time, it also revealed over the passage of time that my Cancer wasn’t behaving as expected. It was much slower growing than first thought, and as a result at a review it was decided my lungs were operable after all.

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Page last updated on: 12/8/2018 8:06 AM



  • Anonymous


    Dec 8, 2018

    My daughter was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2016 too. Now 35, two major ops and non stop cancer treatment later it is still with her. She follows you on fb. I wish you and your family so much. xx

  • Denise KIDDIE

    Denise KIDDIE

    Aug 5, 2018

    I'm supposed to be donating to friends who are fund raising with just giving, I saw your story, which popped up on my page, & it touched my heart, so here is a small donation for a mighty cause. XXX


  • clare ferrar

    clare ferrar

    Jul 22, 2018


  • Anonymous


    Jun 12, 2018

    So very sorry about your news, which we have just read. Thinking of you all.

  • Sharon Croxon

    Sharon Croxon

    May 25, 2018

  • N Jones

    N Jones

    May 25, 2018

    Its not much but i'm planning to donate little and often as I can xx


  • Emma Kerslake

    Emma Kerslake

    Apr 17, 2018

    You are amazing. We don't know each other but you've inspired me with how brave you are.


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Uttlesford District, United Kingdom

We're a team who are working to support our dear friend Beth Purvis, her husband Richard, and children Joseph and Abigail. We want to raise funds for this lovely family and to help them in any way we can. Abbi, Emma, Karen, Lisa, Madeleine, Sarah and Sue

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