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Weʼre raising £15,000 to Northampton based charity called “Children are Butterflies”. and “Nottingham Children’s Hospital” In loving memory of my nephew Toju

Northampton, United Kingdom

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On the 25th of October 2017 my family lost an angel, my beloved nephew, His name was Toluwaloju Samuel Teniola Oketade but everyone called him Toju.

Toju was the sweetest little child full of laughter, energy, the share joy he brought to my family was insurmountable. Anyone who met Toju knew he left a lasting impression, if it wasn’t his smile or his infectious laugh or his inquisitive spirit or his love for food or music.

He lost his battle with Cancer. And my world as I knew it has never been the same again. Myself and Toju were like two peas in a pod, He awoken the child in me and reminded me of the little yet important things in life.

Snapchat is something I always used to capture funny moments with Toju and I, He was always up to something and I made it my mission to catch as much of his antics on camera as possible, little did I know these moments were going to be some of our last together albeit they were some of the brightest, and happiest moments of my life.

Toju meant the world to my sister, my family, he meant so much to me. We are all going to miss you dearly bobo.

My heart is heavy, and it still seems like the worst dream, but God who knows all things has a plan. So, we will be grateful for Toju’s life.

Cancer is such a horrible disease and as most people have come to realise, it does not discriminate regardless of age sex race or social status. Having it strike so close to my heart I am compelled to act for Toju, the little fighter that battled right to the end.

My goal is to raise £15,000 for a Northampton based charity called “Children are Butterflies”. They offer practical, financial and emotional support for parents and families who have been unfortunate to experience the loss of a child and “Nottingham Children’s Hospital” where my nephew spent the last few months and the Doctors and Nurses there worked so hard to keep Toju with us.

To help raise the funds for these causes I will be looking to complete the following planned & unplanned events over the next 18 months….

18th February – Milton Keynes half Marathon

7th October - Oxford Half marathon

Football tournaments

TBC – Cake Sale – Yes I will be baking!!!

Cookouts/BBQ's

Raffle sales

Leicester half marathon

Bungee

Sky Dive

Car Boot sale

Karaoke night

Walkathon

My first run being the Milton Keynes half marathon on the 10th of December, I have been training really hard, hoping to get in a decent time for my first ever competitive(ish)run. Open your heart and give what you can your support is greatly appreciated.

On behalf of Toju’s parents and the rest of my family, I would like to thank all our relatives, friends and colleagues for all their concern support and comfort through this difficult period. We will surly keep Toju in our hearts and celebrate his life.

Thank you for your donations and please share with all your family and friends

Beloved Son, Grandson, Nephew, Cousin and my little bestie. Rest easy bobo, till I see you again xxx

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  • tai amos13 days ago
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    tai amos

    13 days ago

    Training has commenced again and since I'm no longer a rookie when it comes to road running I am looking to put up even better numbers for this one. 1hr 59min the time to beat #LoveToju

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  • tai amos13 days ago
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    tai amos

    13 days ago

    Hey guys really want to thank everyone that supported me through the MK half marathon in February, I can't believe its August already. I'm back re-energised and motivated for my next fundraising run which is the Oxford Half on the 7th of October. Oxford is very special for myself as its the city of Toju's birth and also where I spent 4 fantastic years studying for my degree so I'm really excited for this one. Please do share and support for the little ones that have fought and those still fighting cancer. Thank you all so much #LoveToju

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  • tai amos6 months ago
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    6 months ago

    Sorry its taken a week to post an update on last Sunday's run, needed the time to recover :D, finished the run and set a PB finishing in 1 hour 59mins, in training it took me 2hours 10mins to do 11miles(my furthest run) then to do 13miles in under 2hours was just amazing, It was tough and there were moments I wanted to stop but thoughts of my nephew up in the clouds cheering kept me going. It was a fantastic atmosphere. Special thanks to colleagues past and present, friends and family for all the kind words, support and encouragement #LoveToju

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Page last updated on: 8/17/2018 11:32 AM

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  • Maz

    Maz

    Aug 17, 2018

    Best wishes!

    £5.00

  • Oche

    Oche

    Aug 17, 2018

    Great work Tai! In loving memory of Toju!

    £20.00

  • Chris Williams

    Chris Williams

    Aug 13, 2018

    £5.00

  • Alex Graham

    Alex Graham

    Aug 13, 2018

    Good luck Tai, a worthy cause that will benefit many.

    £20.00

  • Tola Fowobi

    Tola Fowobi

    Aug 10, 2018

    May Toju's soul rest in Peace.

    £10.00

  • Lee Baldwin

    Lee Baldwin

    Aug 9, 2018

    Good Luck Tai !

    £10.00

  • Anthony Mills

    Anthony Mills

    Aug 9, 2018

    Good Luck Tai enjoy the run!

    £20.00

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