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Jack, Planes, trains and automobiles, the final 50

Fundraising for Young Lives vs Cancer
raised of £50,000 target
Planes, train and automobiles, 20 July 2024
Young Lives vs Cancer

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


Meet Jack - he’s been jacking up life on Planet Earth since he arrived here nearly sixteen years ago with the added challenge of a brain tumour on his optic nerve.

Seven rounds of chemotherapy, proton therapy and becoming registered blind have not stopped Jack from doing the mini North Run, the junior North Run, zip wire, tombolas, raffles, bake sales, family fun days, and memory challenges - so far raising a super-impressive, leap upand down, wave-your-hands-in-the -air-like-you-DO-care, £150,000 for charity! 💪💪💪👏👏👏🎉🎉🎉

In between smashing fundraising targets, Jack likes to kick-back with a Greggs corned beef savoury, ride trains, buses and rollercoasters, laugh at Paddington’s antics, solve complex Mathematical problems and… dream up his next fundraising extravaganza.

And this time he’s jacking it up again.

This time, Jack’s gonna fly. ✈

Yep! This summer, Jack will be skydiving for Young Lives vs Cancer, and taking his 86 year old great Nana, and a whole bunch of fantastic friends and family, with him. 🪂🪂🪂

So if you can dive into your pocket and spare a few quid towards Jack’s next goal of £200,000, he’d be super-massively grateful. Your donation will enable Young Lives vs Cancer to make a genuinely positive difference to the lives of young people who really need your help.

Plus you’ll help make Jack a very happy guy.

You’re the best.

Thank you. 🙏❤

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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

Donation summary

Total raised
+ £1,513.22 Gift Aid
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