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Weʼre raising £5,000 to Support the Three Tumours

Seaton Sluice, Whitley Bay, UK

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My name is Richard, I am 62. In July 2015, I was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour. A GLIOBLASTOMA. I was given between 12/15 months to live. As you can imagine this diagnosis was totally unexpected and absolutely devastating . But with the support of family, friends and work colleagues, I have learned to live with this life changing condition. I can no longer work or drive. This has had a big impact on mine and my family's lives. On a brighter note, I enjoy life and am busier than ever before. I still manage to go sailing, walking and have started reading again. My confidence is returning and I am now much happier to travel on my own. I will not let this diagnosis rule my life and intend to get as much out of life as I can.

This April 25/4 - 2/5, I am doing the Hadrians Wall walk, all 84 miles of it!! over 8 days. I am doing the walk with 3 others, (The Three Tumours) all of whom have the same tumour as me, but have all survived 5+ years. I am just starting out on my journey, being a novice at only 2 1/2 years since diagnosis. Our ages range from the youngest being 25 to me the eldest at 62. The motto I am living by, comes from my good friend Ian, one of the three tumours ' DON'T COUNT THE DAYS, MAKE THE DAYS COUNT. '

The money raised will go into finding a cure for brain tumours. Brain tumours can affect anyone from babies upwards, there is no discrimination. Brain tumour research is the least funded of all types of cancer research. Less than 2% of the 500 million raised goes to brain tumours. We need a CURE NOW. Please give what you can, every penny counts.

Any money raised will be donated to the Three Tumours, then this money will be divided between, various brain tumour research organisations.

Thanks for reading

Richard.

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    Richard Stewart

    2 months ago

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  • Richard Stewart2 months ago
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    Richard Stewart

    2 months ago

    We did it, it was hard at times but we got each other through. Couldn’t have done it without the support from my family and friends. Nice to get back to a bit of normality, i’v even been sailing today, first time for ages. The walk may be over but the fundraising isn't. Thanks for all your donations. Please Share if you can. Richard 🚶‍♂️

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  • Richard Stewart2 months ago
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    Richard Stewart

    2 months ago

    The final day tomorrow, only 8 miles to go. A few months ago 8 miles would have seemed a ridiculous feat. But after this it’s a walk in the park. I am definately going to keep this up -,maybe not 84 miles a week but a little stroll now and again. It’s never too late to donate, and please share. Thanks for your continued support. Richard 🚶‍♂️

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Page last updated on: 6/5/2018 11:06 AM

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121

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 5, 2018

    Well done mate

    £20.00

  • Shad

    Shad

    May 21, 2018

    Very well done Richard, Shad, Arzoo & Family xx

    £50.00

  • Kim & Vera Bolam

    Kim & Vera Bolam

    May 18, 2018

    Very well done. Kim & Vera Bolam xx

    £70.00

  • Victoria Charlton

    Victoria Charlton

    May 16, 2018

    Amazing, well done

    £10.00

  • Chris Wright

    Chris Wright

    May 9, 2018

    Well done Rich 👍🏻

  • Alan  Hindmarsh

    Alan Hindmarsh

    May 7, 2018

    From Alan and Lorraine

    £20.00

  • Helen Laidler

    Helen Laidler

    May 5, 2018

    From Steve and Julie Orchard Country Park Well done

    £20.00

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Richard Stewart

Richard Stewart

Seaton Sluice, Whitley Bay, UK

My name is RIchard, I am 62. Married to Margaret for 40 years. I have 3 sons and 4 beautiful grandchildren. I am still pretty active, and enjoy sailing, walking and reading.

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