Alice Atterton

The Attertons take on the London Marathon!

Fundraising for Young Lives vs Cancer
raised of £3,000 target
by 38 supporters
Event: London Marathon 2024, on 21 April 2024 Start fundraising for this event
Young Lives vs Cancer

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We help families find the strength to face everything cancer throws at them


When Bodhi was diagnosed with cancer we really went into freefall. We were terrified, lost and overwhelmed. There have been so many worries, many of which go beyond the cancer itself. Pretty immediately we were haemorrhaging money, were geographically torn apart as a family and had nobody to help or to talk to about it all.

*Young Lives Vs Cancer enters stage left*

We were paired up with a charity social worker, Siobhan, who immediately sprang into action and connected us with charities, funding and sometimes just lovely experiences to pick us up along the way. On top of this she's just lovely to talk to and so supportive. I don't know how we would have coped without her.

So I decided to give back. The charity awarded me a place in the London Marathon and I decided to haul my mumsie bottom around 26.2 miles with the only aim being to keep a smile on my face and think of our brave warrior and channel his strength. Never one to be outdone, and matching me in competitive nature, Mark got wind of my plan and suddenly he was running too! It is such an honour for us both to feel like we are passing it forward and that the money we raise will go to help others who will go through what we have.

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Any pennies you can throw this way would be sooooo appreciated.

Thank you so much

Alice and Mark

About the charity

Young Lives vs Cancer

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At Young Lives vs Cancer, we help families find the strength to face whatever cancer throws at them. But every day 12 more children and young people hear the devastating news they have cancer. We’ll face it all together – but we can’t do it without you. Visit

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