Julie Bembridge

100 miles for Stan

Fundraising for The Children's Hospital Charity
The Children's Hospital Charity

Verified by JustGiving

RCN 505002
We fund over and above the NHS provision to help children get better more quickly


Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

On 21st December 2017 our world was turned upside down when we were told the news at Sheffield Children's Hospital that our 12 year old son, Stan, had Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. We were devastated and terrified. In March 2021 following 3 years and 3 months of treatment and a week before his 16th birthday, his treatment will end. A few months into his treatment the hospital announced that they were taking on a £2.75million fundraising appeal to refurbish the cancer ward (Ward 6). The care at the hospital is absolutely outstanding but the ward is in need of improvement. Some of these children can spend many, many months living on the ward and the refurbishment will help to make inpatient stays, which we have had many, much more comfortable and a nicer environment for the incredible staff to work in. I said to Stan that when treatment was over, I would run 100 miles starting and finishing at the hospital, to help raise funds. 

My 100 mile challenge will begin on Friday 23rd July 2021 and working to a schedule will see me back at the hospital around 24hrs later on Saturday 24th July, my 51st birthday. Because this is a continuous 100 miles the challenge will have me running through the night with only 5 stops throughout of 15-20 minutes for refuelling. I started training in November 2020. There's a huge commitment to the training and it will take up a large part of my life, right up to July. The thought of this challenge has helped to keep me going through some of my darkest days over the last 3 years, imagining Stan at the hospital when I finish. In July that will happen.

So, this.challenge is to honour all the children treated for cancer that we have got to know over the last 3 years. It's for those children we knew who so very sadly died from cancer. It's the biggest thank you to all the staff involved who have cared for Stan and helped us as a family. And of course this is for my son Stan, who has shown so much courage and strength of character throughout that I couldn't be any more proud of him. Thank you so much for any donations.


Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate.

About the charity

The Children's Hospital Charity

Verified by JustGiving

RCN 505002
We change children’s lives every day by pioneering ground-breaking medical treatment in a comfortable & engaging environment at Sheffield Children’s. All the money raised helps create a healthier future for children & young people, funding projects that are over & above the standard NHS provision.

Donation summary

Total raised
+ £2,984.82 Gift Aid
Online donations
Offline donations

* Charities pay a small fee for our service. Find out how much it is and what we do for it.