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£1,923raised of £2,000 target by 19 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,923 to help Craig spend quality time with his family and friends during his cancer battle.

    Liversedge, UK
    Funded on Monday, 1st April 2019

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    Story

    My cousin Craig is 51 and has battled bladder cancer for over two years, recently he received the devastating news its spread to the bones in his hips and pelvis so chemotherapy is his only respite.

    Despite this, Craig continues to show his determination to make the best of the time he has, retaining his sense of humour throughout and being a rock to his family, whose anguish at this news we can only imagine. He refuses to give in to the effects of this despicable illness which has already devastated his family, having robbed him of his Dad and now affecting his Mum too.

    Craig’s biggest wish is to provide some happy and cherished memories for his family and create a legacy for them to enjoy, that will remind them of him in years to come. One way in which we can help is by raising the funds needed to enable him and wife Maz to pay to move the Caravan he has lovingly restored from his drive where he currently has to store it, on to a holiday site where he can go with Maz, their young children; Keiran and India and his two grown up daughters; Billie-Jo and Danielle not to mention the grandchildren, of which there are many!

    Craig is unable to continue working as a nurse, Maz continues to work as a nurse/carer but finances are tight so they simply cannot afford to pay the £1,600 fee needed for the caravan holiday site. If everyone spares what they can afford we will hopefully be able to raise the funds needed for them to enjoy happy times together to create special everlasting memories.

    I've signed-up to run the following races so please sponsor me as every penny raised will be given to Craig and his family.

    Sheffield Half Marathon (13.1 miles) on Sunday 08/04/18

    Leeds Half Marathon (13.1 miles) on Sunday 13/05/18

    Leeds 10K (6.2 miles) on Sunday 08/07/18

    Chesterfield Half Marathon (Sunday 21/10/18)

    Cancer destroys lives, we should never take our mortality for granted as none of us know what the future holds.

    Please spare what you can afford to help make special memories for Craig and his family as they deserve it.

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    • Richard King1 year ago
      Richard King

      Richard King

      1 year ago

      Hi Everyone, Leeds 10K completed on Sunday 08/07/18 in 1 hour 10 minutes and 46 seconds. I was aiming for a sub hour but it was a very hot day which made it hard work. I hadn't been able to run for a couple of weeks leading up to the 10K as I'd strained my right calf on a training run so I'm pleased to have completed it pain free and no pain since so hopefully its healed. I'm delighted we have raised £1,923 which is 96% of the £2,000 target so just another £77 to go. Bye for now, love Richard x

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    • Richard King1 year ago
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      Richard King

      1 year ago

      Two down two to go! Leeds half marathon completed in 2 hours 44 minutes 59 seconds.

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    • Richard King1 year ago
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      Richard King

      1 year ago

      One down three to go! Finished the Sheffield Half Marathon today in 2 hours 29 minutes and 38 seconds. Needed to soak in a hot bath to help soothe the aching legs. Thank goodness I work from home as legs will be killing me for the next couple of days but well worth it as now raised 67% of the fundraising target. Thank you so much to everyone for your sponsorship and words of support. Love Richard x

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    Supporters

    19

    • Julie Round

      Julie Round

      Jul 3, 2018

      This is for Maz and Craig to help them you are doing a realy good thing for this lovey family

      £300.00

    • Jules

      Jules

      Jun 27, 2018

      Lots of love Mazz x

      £10.00

    • Mykey Rockall

      Mykey Rockall

      Jun 27, 2018

      Well done on all your efforts. Couldn’t think of a more deserving family. Xx

      £10.00

    • Jason  Scott

      Jason Scott

      May 1, 2018

      Well in Dickie, for your efforts. Craig and Maz hope you get some enjoyment out of this and create some some lovely memories for the kids.Jx

      £130.00

    • Aunty Elaine

      Aunty Elaine

      Apr 23, 2018

      A very special, kind & thoughtful colleague of mine has kindly donated £30 to help our family achieve our goal in helping make some very special memories for Craig & his family. A massive thank you.

      £30.00

    • Jonathan Wright

      Jonathan Wright

      Apr 21, 2018

      £20.00

    • John King

      John King

      Apr 19, 2018

      £80.00

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    Richard King

    Richard King

    Liversedge, UK

    Trying to raise as much as possible through sponsorship as I'm running the races for Craig, Diane, Les and everyone else who's lives have been affected by cancer.

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