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- My Story
On Monday 25th April 2011, completely out of the blue, I was diagnosed with Myeloma which is cancer of the blood plasma cells. I had always been healthy and fit, like many working mums juggling multiple tasks of work, children, home and relishing it. As a wife and mum, with 2 young children and a busy job, this has meant a massive change to all our lives.
There is currently no cure for Myeloma. The medical treatment I receive from the team at the Western General & the Royal Marsden is fantastic, and with the phenomenal support of Andrew Anderson and his team at Maggie's Edinburgh we are looking to the future in a positive way.
Maggie's has provided so much support for us already and has become a haven for me......Walking into the centre is like walking into the warm sunshine.
I set out to raise £50K and what an amazing three years it has been, with so many people undertaking their own "challenges" and raising much needed funds for Maggie's Edinburgh. We have currently raised £432,153.00 - huge thanks to everyone involved. As I look forward to christmas I am hugely grateful to be here and also for the amazing support my Challenge for Maggie's has received.
Whilst this journey would never have been a chosen one and continues to present many challenges, I have learnt so much, met some incredible people and been overwhelmed with the support of so many people. I am particularly grateful to the support of my girlfriends who help me live with this disease every day.
The various challenges undertaken have been incredible and so varied - please do read the updates.
LAUNCH EVENT : AN EVENING OF GLITTER & SPARKLE!
We launched Lisa's challenge with a fabulous Ladies Glitter & Sparkle event held at Maggie's Edinburgh on the 15th December. Around 300 ladies came along all looking fabulous and through their generosity we raised a massive £18383.05. Thank you so much to everyone.
MARIE MCPHERSON'S CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNINGS
Marie held 2 fantastic coffee mornings in the lead up to christmas raising £550. Many thanks to all who contributed and to Marie for hosting.
GUMLEY FAMILY WALK
On Saturday 7th January 2012 Vicky and John Gumley hosted our first family walk around Adiston Mains. This was a lovely day with lots of sun and smiling faces. A wonderful cake stall greeted us on return and £846.00 was raised with more coming through Just Giving. Huge thanks to Vicky and John and all the walkers.
LBG CAKE SALE 25TH JANUARY
My fantatsic team at Lloyds kicked off their fundraising with a superb sale of home baking. Their impressive efforts raised £380.00 and satisfied lots of sweet tooths!
RUGBY COLLECTION : STEW MEL V WATSON'S FP 11TH FEBRUARY
We were delighted to be invited along to collect at the above game raising £253.62.
JO'S COFFEE & CAKE MORNING 17th FEBRUARY
This fantastic coffee morning hosted by Jo Spence to kick of the fundraising for Hazel & Olwen's marathon raised a whopping £608.50. Huge thanks to the girls and everyone who came along - the home baking was amazing!!
KELLY MARCUS RAN THE PARIS HALF MARATHON - 4TH MARCH 2012
My wonderful friend Kelly took to the streets of Paris and ran like the wind for our challenge raising a massive £1071.40. Thank you so much Kells.
MILTON KEYNES HALF MARATHON - 4TH MARCH 2012
Huge thanks to my fantastic colleagues from LBG who ran in this race, this included Jess Hill, Tanya Veingard, Alice Laing, Gordon Lott, Richard Mason, James Smith and Caroline Rowan. Despite the awful weather they came in with great times and smiles on their faces and raised a tremendous £1995.00 & an additional £2k from the LTSB Foundation through Matched Giving. Thank you so much.
LTSBS BOYS SLIMATHON6 guys, 8 weeks and 8 stone.....well they did it. My fantatsic colleagues from LTSBS undertook this amazing challenge to get fit for summer - see the pre and post pictiures on my web site. Thanks for Kevin for pulling together, Andy, Ally and the guys for undertaking this and to everyone who supported them in raising a massive £3171, and they look fantastic too.:-)
CAROLYN WILSON'S BOOK SWAP EVENING - 20th APRIL 2012
Big thanks to Carolyn for hosting this event and for everyone for going along and raising £370.00. Greatly apprecaited.
LYNN MARSHALL RUNNING THE LONDON MARATHON - 22nd APRIL
Thank you to the amazing Lynn Marshall who completed this year's London Marathon despite having an injured leg. She is one fab lady! Thanks to everyone who supported Lynn to raise £1428.70 - awesome
INDULGE AFTERNOON TEA - Sat 28th APRIL
Massive thanks to everyone who came along to our Afternoon Tea and for all our supporters. We raised an incredible £8268.00. Also to the Sheraton for their support and first class service, Karen at Worn Once, Sarah at Bravado, Vicky at Take Control, Hazel at Arbonne, Lesley at Aran Aromatics, Sandra at Fussione and our gorgeous models.
MONSTER BIKE & HIKE - 5th MAY
6 amazing teams took part in this annual Maggie's event on behalf of our Challenge for Maggie's. Incredible efforts at Bronze, Silver and Gold raising a massive £14553.00. See the website for full details and photos. I'm lost for words and in awe of their determination and strength....
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Lisa Stephenson, December 2014