Brad Hall

Team Bobsleigh Brad Giving Back to Pancreatic Cancer UK

Fundraising for Pancreatic Cancer UK
raised of £1,000 target
by 19 supporters
In memory of Stuart Hall
Pancreatic Cancer UK

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My name is Bradley Hall and I am the pilot of the GB1 bobsleigh team (Team Bobsleigh Brad). Last year we unfortunately lost all of our funding after finishing 4th at the World Championships which forced us to find and source funding of our own to continue competing internationally. Since then we have been extremely lucky to find some generous sponsors that have kept us on our journey towards the Winter Olympic Games in 2022. They ask for absolutely nothing in return except that we perform to the best of our ability.

The team and myself thought that because we have been so fortunate there must be a way that we could give back to others. We decided together that we would each dedicate the 2020/2021 season to a chosen charity that we each hold close to our hearts. For myself, that was Pancreatic Cancer UK.

I chose Pancreatic Cancer UK because my Dad (Stuart Hall) sadly passed away from this deadly disease in October 2014 at the age of just 53. Pancreatic cancer is extremely difficult to diagnose and treat which means the survival rate is very slim with less than 75% of people living a year past their diagnosis. Unfortunately this was the case for my Dad as he was diagnosed just 9 months earlier. 

My Dad was always a massively passionate sports fan watching rugby, football, cricket and anything else at any possible opportunity whilst screaming at the TV. He was my source of inspiration for starting sport as I followed in his footsteps playing rugby from a young age. He encouraged me to be the best I could be and if something was worth doing it was worth doing properly. 

After years of trying different sports I eventually found bobsleigh in 2011 and represented Great Britain for the first time. I started off as a pusher and developed quickly but failed to make the Olympic Team in 2014 so I watched it from home. At this point my Dad had been diagnosed 1 month earlier and I remember talking to him about the Olympics and telling him how in 4 years time he would be able to watch me compete there. 

Sadly he didn't make it to the next winter and he never got to see me race to be shouting and screaming at the TV like he did watching his favourite teams when I was growing up. He was always immensely proud of my sporting achievements and I know that when I stood at the start line at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang he would have been overjoyed. 

I continue to compete in his honour putting to use the lessons he taught me to try and reach the Olympic podium at the Winter Olympics in Beijing 2022. Until then I want to tell my story about how my Dad fought pancreatic cancer to the very end to try raise awareness and funds to help others who are affected by this unforgiving cancer.

Thank you for reading my story and please donate!

Brad Hall and Team Bobsleigh Brad

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Pancreatic Cancer UK

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It’s unacceptable that more than half of people diagnosed with the deadliest common cancer die within three months. That’s why they need and deserve more. More research, more funding, more breakthroughs. More than hope. Together we’ll make that possible.

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