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£31,000raised of £20,000 target by 852 supporters

    Weʼve raised £31,000 to donate between Macmillan and The Basing Ward, Basingstoke Hospital who are the specialist cancer treatment ward in North Hampshire

    Newbury, United Kingdom
    Funded on Thursday, 1st February 2018

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    In December 2016 we became parents to our beautiful daughter Alba so in May 2017 decided to go on our first family holiday in Norfolk. During the week Anna started to feel unwell. A couple of weeks passed until one evening Anna was in so much pain and with a visibly swollen liver we ended up in Basingstoke A&E. After a few days of tests and scans Anna was diagnosed with bowel cancer which we later found out had spread to her liver and lungs.

    Anna is now recieving chemotherapy to control the spread of the cancer whilst continuing to be such an amazing mummy and role model to Alba.

    We have been overwhelmed by all the support we have received over the past couple of months so we wanted to give something back so all the amazing work can continue.

    I was sat with a group of friends when someone mentioned the Fan Dance. This is a 24km race carrying 35lbs and your food and water. It takes place in January and takes you over Pen y Fan which is the highest mountain in the Brecon Beacons. It then became apparent that you could complete this route 3 times over two days so decided this was a great way to raise some money. So here I am today, along with Adam, Karl and Georgia, Jack, Lucy, Luke V & D, Dan, Seth, Tim and Grace, Mark, the Rickards, Robbie, Alex and Ash signed up to running 72km carrying 35lbs in the Trident Fan Dance raising money for two worthy causes.

    With the help of the guys at Crossfit Aldermaston Anna and me will also being taking part in a 24hour 'wodathon' in October along with the rest of the members. This will involve us completing a workout every hour for 24hours. Should be a nice warm up for whats ahead in January!

    Anna is being treated at The Basing Unit, Basingstoke Hospital who have been superb in helping and treating Anna and giving firstly her all the support she needs but also support to Alba and me.

    Macmillan have also been extremely helpful in providing information on everything you could imagine. From the side effects of chemotherapy and giving ideas on how to counter these side effects through diet to exercise and just being there if you needed a chat.



    • Ed Smith2 years ago
      Ed Smith

      Ed Smith

      2 years ago

      Hi everyone. Just wanted to say a quick thank you to everyone that had donated so far. We are slowly getting round to thanking you all individually but due to the huge response we've had from you amazing bunch it's taking longer than expected so bare with us. Training has commenced and going well. We have set up an instagram account (fan_dancers) and a Facebook page (three fan dances in two days) if you wanted to keep track of what we are all up to. Thanks again #doitforanna

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    • Ed Smith2 years ago
      Ed Smith

      Ed Smith

      2 years ago

      Evening guys. Well, what can I say? There are no words to explain everyone's generosity! My phone has not stopped 'pinging' all day with notifications of people donating to two amazing causes. It looks like we are about to smash our target of £5000 so have increased it to £10,000. I thought I was going to struggle to hit £5k but you legends have proved me so wrong so I am going to work my socks off to hit our new target. Thank you SO SO much! You lot are incredible and brought a lot of smiles (and a few tears) to our household today

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    Page last updated on: 2/1/2018 20.05



    • Siobhan Wood

      Siobhan Wood

      Feb 1, 2018

      You guys are amazing!!! you've done so much work to get all this together. Well seriously smashed it!! x


    • Adrian Richardson

      Adrian Richardson

      Feb 1, 2018

      Quite amazing achievement by you all!


    • Owen Twiss

      Owen Twiss

      Jan 30, 2018


    • Jon Eaton

      Jon Eaton

      Jan 22, 2018

      Great work guys! From a friend of a friend :)


    • Elizabeth North

      Elizabeth North

      Jan 21, 2018

      I hope I'm not too late!


    • Sandra Gobbett

      Sandra Gobbett

      Jan 20, 2018

      Well done to you all, a cause very close to our hearts.Good job RobDavid and Sandra


    • Anonymous


      Jan 19, 2018

      Thanks Wokingham lions for your generous donation


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    Ed Smith

    Ed Smith

    Newbury, United Kingdom

    My girlfriend Anna is currently receiving chemotherapy after being diagnosed with bowel cancer. We wanted to give something back to help show our appreciation to some of the people who have helped us so far on Anna's road to recovery.

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