My Dip a Day in FebHooray, raising money for Sarcoma (Cancer) UK

Fundraising for Sarcoma UK
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In memory of Shaun Mckinley
Sarcoma UK

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RCN in England and Wales 1139869, Scotland SC044260
We fund sarcoma research and offer support to ensure patients get the care they need.


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In warm memory of our late son-in-law, Shaun McKinley(34), I’m supporting Sarcoma UK, a national charity that funds vital research, offers support for anyone affected by Sarcoma Cancer, and campaigns for better treatments.

Shaun died eight short months after being diagnosed. He had complained of a sore back for a few months and was eventually given a blood test by his GP. Three days later he was diagnosed with Stage 4 Sarcoma Cancer (terminal, no cure). 

Shock, heartbreak and despair barely describes how we felt as a family. My daughter would soon be a widow and two wee boys left without their daddy, the youngest who’d just turned 2 years old.

Planning their future like any young couple, took on a whole new meaning. Rather than planning a holiday, they wondered if Shaun could return home for a few weeks. Rather than planning a possible house move they were organising a Hospice. Rather than planning Christmas Dinner they were planning Shaun’s funeral.

And so, to my challenge: 

I will go for a cold water swim in the sea, reservoirs or rivers in my trunks, every day in February 2021   (abiding by all COVID-19 rules)

Whilst it won’t bring Shaun back or eradicate the pain and the hurt, I’m hoping my minor contribution can in some way help gain more insight into this devastating form of cancer, preventing other families going through a similar tragedy.  

Sarcoma is a type of cancer that develops in the bone and soft tissue. It is difficult to diagnose and one of the hardest to treat. Your donation will help researchers find answers, keep the Support Line open, and raise awareness to improve treatment and standards of care.

Together we can help change this.

Thank you for your support; it is very much appreciated.

About the charity

Sarcoma UK

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RCN in England and Wales 1139869, Scotland SC044260
We are the only charity in the UK focusing on all types of sarcoma. Our mission is to increase knowledge and awareness of sarcoma through ground-breaking programmes to transform the landscape for everyone affected by sarcoma. Charity reg no. (1139869) Company limited by guarantee (7487432).

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