John Paddison

London Marathon 2024

Fundraising for World Cancer Research Fund
US$6,900
raised of US$2,500 target
by 35 supporters
Event: London Marathon 2024, on 21 April 2024
In memory of Bob Mills
Our amazing team of runners are taking on the 2024 London Marathon. Working together to raise £70,000 to support our prevention and survival work, helping people live longer, happier, healthier lives – free from the devastating effects of cancer.

Story

I have the honor to run this London Marathon in memory of my grandfather  - A.R. "Bob" Mills - who won this race in 1921. He was also national British Marathon champion for three years and was on the English Olympic marathon team. Despite surviving being in the Scottish Horse and Camel Corp in World War I, he fell victim to stomach cancer. Similarly, my father was a Lancaster pilot in WWII at 18 and an instructor at 21. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service. He too died prematurely from stomach cancer. While I do not possess the running ability or the bravery of my forefathers, I want to lend my efforts to finding a cure of the disease that shortened the lives of these brave men. Your support in this cause will be greatly appreciated.

About the campaign

Our amazing team of runners are taking on the 2024 London Marathon. Working together to raise £70,000 to support our prevention and survival work, helping people live longer, happier, healthier lives – free from the devastating effects of cancer.

About the charity

World Cancer Research Fund

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Every day in the UK 1,100 people will hear the words ‘you have cancer’, but 40% of cancer cases are preventable. While society continues searching for a cure, we are investing millions into our prevention & survival work, helping people live healthier, free from the devastating effects of cancer.

Donation summary

Total raised
US$6,899.94
+ US$256.54 Gift Aid
Online donations
US$6,899.94
Offline donations
US$0.00

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