If you’re reading this, you probably already own a Sooty badge or have at least seen someone wearing one.
Friend, colleague, and mentor to so many, David Biddulph (Sooty) was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier this year. The timing of his surgery meant that he was absent from Henley Women’s Regatta for the first year since it was founded in 1988, Henley Royal Regatta for the first time in about fifty years, and from Henley Masters Regatta.
Surgery was successful and he’s recovering well, but we miss(ed) him at these events so the badges were a way of having him there in his absence. We originally asked that if you received a badge you make a donation on behalf of Sooty to PCUK, but as many have asked for a link, here it is.
Sooty knows about the badges and has loved seeing photos of everyone wearing them, but the donation request comes from us - Team Sooty.
Please feel free to share the link, and do send him photos of you wearing the badge or post on his Facebook page.
(Target is David’s World Rowing umpiring license number 😀)
(David Tarbun, Claire McIntosh, Dan Smith, Sinéad Hayes)
About Pancreatic Cancer UK
It’s unacceptable that more than half of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer die within 3 months. Survival rates have improved enormously for most cancers, yet for pancreatic cancer, this is not the case.
Pancreatic Cancer UK is dedicated to taking on this injustice using every possible means. They're supporting people with pancreatic cancer now, campaigning, and funding vital research to transform the future. Help them to make the breakthroughs that people with pancreatic cancer so desperately need.