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Weʼre raising £10,000 to help raise awareness and funds for my charity work/events in my Dads memory who lost his 13 month fight to Lung Cancer at 55

Nottingham, United Kingdom

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My names Daniel Kerley, I am raising funds and awareness in my Dads memory. My first event this year was the London Marathon, which I managed to get round for the 3rd time. I also have a place in the 2019 London Marathon. Hopefully some of the money raised and awareness will help others who find themselves in the same position one day. Here's my story;

On 27th July 2014 I lost my Dad to Lung Cancer after a 13-month battle. He was only 55 years old and a non-smoker, so as you can imagine there’s no real explanation as to why this happened although the coroner said he had been "dealt a bad card". He passed away at our local Hospice but was continually supported, as were we all by Macmillan.

And proving just how cruel life can truly be, my Mum had the results back of a biopsy she had done on a lump/spot she has had on her nose for 6 weeks and was diagnosed with skin cancer. Luckily she has had the cancer removed and is fighting fit (fingers crossed), but this just makes what I'm doing even more important now.

My Dad for example was a 55-year-old fit, healthy non-smoker who was cruelly taken by lung cancer. This just highlights how unforgiving and unexplainable cancer can be. I like many others never thought I would have any experience of Cancer but little did I know how common it was. Three years ago my Uncle also died of the same disease, so when my Dad was diagnosed in June 2013 I couldn’t believe it. He was given 10 months by the consultant but managed to bravely fight it bravely for 13 months.

Nothing can ever replace the hole left by my Dad, but what I want to do and my way of coping with it is to continue to fight, raise awareness and money, because one day I hope we find a cure for this evil disease, because it can’t continue to take people from us like this in such a devastating way.

If you feel you are able to support me in anyway then please get in touch, as I need all the help/support I can get.

Some of my fundraising links;

http://m.worksopguardian.co.uk/news/local/retford-brave-daniel-kerley-to-run-robin-hood-half-marathon-in-memory-of-dad-1-6861551#axzz3qvUEQIGR

http://m.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/retford-celebrity-stars-support-daniel-s-big-charity-night-1-7272745#axzz3qvUKgza7

http://www.retfordtimes.co.uk/Celebs-support-Retford-man-s-hospice-mission/story-29019382-detail/story.html i

http://youtu.be/iDrQE7bH49U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUk0I1DHoJ8

Any help would mean the world to me thank you :):)

Daniel@danieljamesrecruitment.co.uk

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 10, 2018

    Your doing a fantastic job at raising money for an amazing charity .. good luck in ur run x

  • Amelia Pembleton

    Amelia Pembleton

    Aug 9, 2018

    You should be very proud :) x

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 5, 2018

    Good luck Dan!

    £20.00

  • Polly Mallender

    Polly Mallender

    Aug 5, 2018

    £5.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 4, 2018

    £20.00

  • Karen Harte

    Karen Harte

    Aug 3, 2018

    From the staff at Cottam power station x 👍🏻

    £53.00

  • Sophie Hogan

    Sophie Hogan

    Aug 2, 2018

    Good Luck Daniel in memory of your wonderful Dad. love from Thomas Cook - Sophie Hogan

    £10.00

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Daniel Kerley

Daniel Kerley

Nottingham, United Kingdom

On July 27th 2014 I lost my dad to lung cancer after a 13 month fight at the age of 55. My Dad bravely fought against this horrific disease, but lost his battle. I have now made in my mission to raise as much money and awareness as I can for various charities that helped us all.

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