James Radford

James and Carl aka The Beard and The Twiglet

Fundraising for World Cancer Research Fund
raised of £700 target
by 113 supporters
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Event: Simplyhealth Great North Run 2019, on 8 September 2019
In memory of Juila Radford
World Cancer Research Fund

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We fund research and health programmes to help prevent cancer & save lives


Thanks for visiting our Page Myself and Carl are taking on the Great North Run for World Cancer Research Fund here’s our story 

James’s Story 

When I was 11 years old I lost my Nan to Bowel Cancer. I found this really difficult to cope with and my mum was devastated. I hated seeing her so sad but she was a strong woman and we got through this as a family. I didn't really understand what cancer was or how indiscriminate it was or how in the next 8 years it would rip my world apart.     

I was 19 when my mum (Juila) was diagnosed with bowel Cancer. We  were told that  it was terminal and she had up to 6 months to live which came as a massive shock to myself, brother, Dad and rest of the family and friends.  I didn't know how I could prepare myself to say everything and do everything that I wanted to say and do with her in such in a short time.  But sadly after less than 6 days of the diagnosis Mum closed her eyes and never opened them again.

A few years later My Mum’s sister Mary contracted the same Cancer she managed to fight it a few weeks longer than mum did but sadly the same outcome. After a serious of chats with Dr’s and a few tests it was decided that there is genetic disorder in our family called lynch syndrome. So this is why I'm keen to help Cancer related charities I’m always keen to help or raise as much money I can for them.

And every since the death of  the most important women in my life,  my brother and I have to be tested every 3 years to make sure this disease doesn't take anymore of our family.

Losing my Mum to cancer was possible the worse day of my life its like have a part of you ripped away and no chance in ever getting back. I recently got married which  was the best day of my life and seeing the faces of friends and family beaming with joy at seeing me and wife (Becky) say I do. 

But there was always going to be something missing from that day. My mum, her face, her words. I miss her so much and would not wish this on anyone. 

So PLEASE PLEASE help me raise as much as I can, so one day we can cure Cancer and hopefully nobody would have to lose someone they love to this awful disease. 

Carl’s Story

 I chose this charity as I have benifited from some of there reasearch in to preventing cancer, I have a mutated gene which has been linked to some forms of cancer because of this research I now get regular screening meaning these would be found long before they become a problem, and we all know that prevention is far better than cure.

We both thank  you all so much for your support 

About the charity

World Cancer Research Fund

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RCN 1000739
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.

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