Stewart/Squirrel raising money for Bone Cancer Research Trust
Fundraising for Bone Cancer Research Trust
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My father passed away on 13th November 2022, at the age of 72. From starting to feel pain in his back and neck, to passing away, was only 12 weeks. He had cancer in his spine that was terminal, but the cause of this cancer wasn't found sadly. Regardless, I decided that I wanted to help raise money for Bone Cancer Research Trust, and aid them in trying to find a cause, and a cure.
I plan to do a number of things during 2023, both gaming and real life challenges. This is what I have planned so far -:
24hr charity livestream on Twitch. Lots of fun, some gaming challenges, and some giveaways to viewers.
13mi walk from my home, to Molineux. Both me and my dad are huge Wolves fans, so I immediately decided upon this. I have a personalised Wolves shirt with 'Papa Fletch' and the number 72 on the back, and will have the BCRT logo transferred on too, which I will wear for the walk. Never done more than 6.5mi in one go before, so this will be a huge challenge.
ShakeTown Big Give 2023 - 48hr streaming marathon with 14 other streamers taking part.
Yorkshire Three Peaks - CANCELLED. Due to some foot issues, I'm in pain after 10km, meaning I can't realistically complete this. Deferred to next year.
The Allan Fletcher Memorial Charity Snooker Tournament at Kennys Sports Bar in Stafford. 32 player World Cup style tournament.
17mi walk from my parents home, to Molineux, on what would be my dads 73rd birthday. Felt fitting.
A second 24hr charity stream, around the anniversary of my dads passing.
No alcohol, fizzy drinks, confectionary - except for special occasions (birthdays, anniversary etc)
72 break at snooker with my dads old cue. Also building a custom cue case, completely from scratch out of wood.
The Bone Cancer Research Trust is dedicated to saving lives & improving outcomes for people affected by primary bone cancer. Despite being small, they fund more research projects exploring primary bone cancer than any other organisation. Other large UK cancer research charities do not prioritise bone cancer patients, in 2019 just 0.028% of their research spend went to bone cancer – not even close to 1%!
Last year alone, Bone Cancer Research Trust committed an incredible £807,824 to pioneering bone cancer research - to save lives!