Remembering George Grant

Our fundraising achievements in memory of George Grant

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    Amount we’ve raised in George ’s memory $5,064.04

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    Brain Tumour Charity (The)

    Brain Tumour Charity (The)

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    • Donation by Cornelius Maloney

      Well done our Ant Uncle Cornel, Aunty Dawn and Han

      £95.00

      + £23.75 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Cat Maloney

      U r amazing!! ❤️ Ya xx

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

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    • 23Feb

      Climbing Kilimanjaro

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    • Anthony-Maloney

      George was my best mate. Our story began at school, when at the age of 12, he joined myself and seven other boys at the start of a journey that took place in the middle of a park just outside London with nothing but ballet and deer. Our aim, although at the time I'm sure we didn't know it, was to become professional ballet dancers. For anyone that has been through the experience, you understand how unique, tough and slightly bizarre the whole thing was. On graduating, aged 16, we had formed strong bonds; making life-long friendships and even meeting future spouses (I'll get to that bit later).

      After graduating, George continued his training at the Royal Ballet Upper School (he was always more talented than me), where as I headed back to the Midlands, which was both our 'hometown', to continue my training there. This worked out nicely for me as George's parents, Kevin and Barbara, lived up the road from our boarding house. Through all the car journeys to and from school and the holiday's they kindly took me on, they became my 2nd parents and I had them living just a 5 minute walk away. It also meant I got to see my mate on the weekends he'd visit.

      George and I also basically shared a birthday. He was a day older than me, and some might say a day wiser...Just before our eighteenth birthday, George was diagnosed with a brain tumour. At the time, as young fit ballet dancers, ready to put into practice the years of training and embark on a professional career, this was hard to believe. 

      With the diagnosis, came the treatment. It wasn't until I saw George with staples in his head that I truly realised how serious his illness was, and even with my youthful optimism I began to understand that he might not be ok. However, this did not seem to deter George. This brings me to Kelly. George and Kelly started dating a year after George joined the school, they were childhood sweethearts. Throughout his treatment, Kelly along with his parents were his rock. I never identified George with cancer. Even with all the operations and treatment that come with battling cancer, he always had something else important that was shaping his life. Firstly, he decided to go get himself a degree in Sports Science from the University of Birmingham. Next, he informs me that he is going to marry Kelly and that I best start preparing a stag do! They organise a wedding, buy a house together, finish their studies, he gets a job at a five star hotel, does massive amounts of fundraising for a charity that supported him, spends far to much time on the playstation...the list goes on, all this whilst fighting brain cancer. The funny thing was, we barely ever spoke about his cancer.

      This was George, a down to earth, dry humoured warrior. A true gentleman that inspired us all. If George had been part of your life, you were a lucky guy. He is the best guy I've known and I'm sure many would agree with me.

      George heroically battled with his cancer for 8 years until he passed away on 14th June, a month and a day after his 26th birthday. He did well.  Less than 20% of people diagnosed with Brain Tumours live for more than 5 years. Brain Tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer. Despite these facts, only 1.37% of the UK's national spend on research into cancer is on Brain Tumours. So much more money and awareness is needed to at least begin to catch up with developments that have and are happening in other diseases. 

      On a cold February day earlier this year myself, my girlfriend Fenella and Kelly were sat eating lunch in a cafe just outside Cambridge when we came up with the idea of climbing Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, to raise lots of money for the Brain Tumour Charity. Fenella quickly said she would help with the fund raising but opted out of the trek...she was smart. In my ignorance, I thought it would be a few days of hard walking. After looking into it, a third of people who attempt it don't make the summit. Even if you do the 6 months hard training, there is no guarantee of making it as you might be hit with altitude sickness. However, this hasn't put us off and on 24th February 2018 we will fly out the Tanzania, Africa and will climb the 5885metres for George. We know that the money raised would make him super happy. So please support us by donating. This money will make a difference for all those affected by Brain Tumours.

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      Total so far:

      $5,007.80

    Donations made in memory of George Grant46

    • Donation by Cornelius Maloneyto Anthony's page on 07/03/2018

      Well done our Ant Uncle Cornel, Aunty Dawn and Han

      £95.00

      + £23.75 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Cat Maloneyto Anthony's page on 05/03/2018

      U r amazing!! ❤️ Ya xx

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Joanne Winsonto Anthony's page on 01/03/2018

      Well , done to both of you. I hope you raise loads of money.

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Anthony's page on 01/03/2018

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jordan Claytonto Anthony's page on 01/03/2018

      £25.00

      + £6.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Aisling Cookto Anthony's page on 24/02/2018

      Best of luck Ant! xx

      £50.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Nadine Allcockto Anthony's page on 11/02/2018

      Good luck Anthony we know you and Kelly can do it. Anthony and Nadine xx

      £35.00

      + £8.75 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Keith Southertonto Anthony's page on 31/01/2018

      Best of luck for the trek, look after your feet. Christine & Keith Southerton

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Anthony's page on 28/01/2018

      Wishing you all the best. I know you don’t need luck Anthony! You will power through!

      $30.00

    • Donation by Don Grantto Anthony's page on 27/01/2018

      Thank you Anthony and Kelly. You are an inspiration to us all. Well done and best of luck.

      £100.00

      + £25.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Barbara Grantto Anthony's page on 25/01/2018

      A donation in lieu of the printing costs of a pretty little print by Artist, Joanne Winson. Jo wouldn't accept payment, instead she wanted it to go to George's fund. Thank you Joanne xx

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by J. Borleyto Anthony's page on 18/12/2017

      Well done everyone! Love from The Borleys Xx

      £100.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Kirsten McCarronto Anthony's page on 06/12/2017

      Good luck guys! Xx

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Barbara Grantto Anthony's page on 06/12/2017

      Here's the rest of the amount I would have spent on hair related stuff during my six month bald period. Happy to say I've just treated myself to some posh shampoo for the first time since June. B xx

      £250.00

      + £62.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Mark Newtonto Anthony's page on 09/11/2017

      Good Luck Anthony! Best wishes Mark and Katie (Train journey Glasgow to London)

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by john cookto Anthony's page on 10/09/2017

      Good luck Anthony and Kelly

      £50.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by valerie cookto Anthony's page on 10/09/2017

      Good luck Anthony and Kelly

      £100.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Girls Dressing Room @ Panto!!!to Anthony's page on 09/09/2017

      The girls have been very thirsty and saved all their bottles for 'pant fundraising' !!! We will keep hydrating ;)

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Bridieto Anthony's page on 06/09/2017

      Good luck!

      £50.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Ryann Shearto Anthony's page on 05/09/2017

      Well done mate, such a great cause, it will all make a difference. Good luck buddy.

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by George Wille-Williamsto Anthony's page on 30/06/2017

      Love from Bar Naiiv Tartu Estonia!

      £200.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Grandma and Grandad to Anthony's page on 03/06/2017

      We are so proud of you A.P. Lots of love Grandma and Grandad xx

      £60.00

      + £15.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Anthony's page on 03/06/2017

      "Good luck and God bless our Anthony" Love from me

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Anthony's page on 01/06/2017

      €10.00

    • Donation by Fento Anthony's page on 21/05/2017

      Dared the boys to jump in the freezing water! Plus a donation from Niels :)

      £50.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Anthony's page on 16/05/2017

      GOOD LUCK !

      £500.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Anthony's page on 16/05/2017

      GOOD LUCK

      £500.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Alex Harrisonto Anthony's page on 15/05/2017

      Good Luck Ant!

    • Donation by Ant and Kath's Birthday Bash Fundraiser!to Anthony's page on 15/05/2017

      Super big thanks to all our crazy generous friends! What a party in the African spirit..we smashed it in every sense!! T.I.A!!!

      £600.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Anthony's page on 14/05/2017

      £100.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by James B to Anthony's page on 06/05/2017

      Good luck guys. All the best!

      $30.00

    • Donation by Tivoli Ballet Theatre to Anthony's page on 05/05/2017

      Money donated at our company meeting snack sale! Thanks to all our generous colleagues, much appreciated

      £170.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Dibbleto Anthony's page on 05/05/2017

      Will be sending you lots of Dibble vibes to keep you going!! Good luck and have fun xx

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Barbara Grantto Anthony's page on 02/05/2017

      Good luck Ant. George will be with you all the way .... probably laughing at you and your crazy plan to raise funds!! Thanks for doing this. Lots of love Kevin & Barbara xxx

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Anthony's page on 01/05/2017

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Danielleto Anthony's page on 29/04/2017

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Fento Anthony's page on 28/04/2017

      Go for it hen! xxxxxx

      £50.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Kertu&Marthato Anthony's page on 26/04/2017

      Good luck and be safe!

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Silas, Hayley and Ophelia xto Anthony's page on 25/04/2017

      Good Luck! I bet George loves that you're doing this.

      €20.00

    • Donation by Ellodie to Anthony's page on 25/04/2017

      Best of luck to you both!

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Alicia Nelson <>< to Anthony's page on 25/04/2017

      Good luck Tony!! This is an amazing thing your doing... get those twig legs going xxx

      £15.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Anthony's page on 25/04/2017

      Make ema and isa proud <3

      €60.00

    • Donation by Emma & Fraserto Anthony's page on 25/04/2017

      Good Luck Tony, we have no doubt you'll smash it!! Xxx

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Nadiato Anthony's page on 25/04/2017

      £35.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jo and Richardto Anthony's page on 25/04/2017

      Good on you Ant, we are quite sure you can do it!

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Anthony's page on 24/04/2017

      We wish you the very best with this incredible journey. Very proud.

      £100.00

      + £25.00 Gift Aid

    Charities we're helping 1

    • Brain Tumour Charity (The)

      Brain Tumour Charity (The)

      The Brain Tumour Charity is the world’s leading brain tumour charity and the largest dedicated funder of research into brain tumours globally. Committed to saving and improving lives, we’re moving further and faster to help every single person affected by a brain tumour. A cure really can’t wait

    Events we're doing 1

      • 23Feb

        Climbing Kilimanjaro

      • Personal treks