Remembering Zahra Whittaker

Our fundraising achievements in memory of Zahra Whittaker

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    Amount we’ve raised in Zahra’s memory $1,168.42

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    • Donation by James McLaughlin

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by lee ireland

      Great job Nick

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

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    • 27Jul

      The Lakeland 100

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    • Nick-Wishart1

      On July 2, after a fierce and hard fought battle, we lost our dear friend Zahra Whittaker to the evil that is cancer. That battle was fought by Zahra, aka The Ox Lady, who, with the support of her family and friends, fought with a passion and spirit of positivity that will remain with us for all time. 

      Zahra was cared for by the outstanding team at The Christie Hospital and many of you may remember some fund raising we did on their behalf when Zahra came through her first treatment and subsequent stem cell transplant last year. 

      During her time in hospital she found space in her own personal battle to think of others and was planning on doing some pottery workshops for the many youngsters who are treated there. The Teenage Cancer Trust and Anthony Nolan are two charities that she favoured. There is a Just Giving page set up in memory of Zahra here; https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/zahra-whittaker

      So why am I writing this story? I would like to pay homage to the legacy of positive mental attitude that Zahra leaves us. Anyone who was fortunate to know Zahra will already be aware of her infectious personality and kindness. I want to evidence the inspirational example for us all whatever challenges life presents us with. Throughout her difficult battle she remained defiant, positive thinking, good humoured, determined, focused, upbeat and most of all, still there caring selflessly for all those around her.

      On July 27at 6pm, I will set off from Coniston in the Lake District in the Lakeland 100 ultra trail race. This involves running a nonstop 105 mile clockwise lap of the fells, back to Coniston (before breakfast on Sunday hopefully!) http://www.lakeland100.com

      In endurance terms, it is a mere fraction of an ordeal and I make no comparison here, but if I can channel a small fragment of Zahra's attitude it will spur me on along every difficult mile. The immense spirit of her soul will keep me mindful and safe from the dark places that this journey will inevitably take me at times. 

      This is my own small way of recognising, celebrating and honouring Zahra, taken so unfairly from Roger, Leo, Ed and all her family. I hope others will also be able to draw strength of their own from this wonderful legacy she leave us with, for a legacy it truly is.

      If you can spare any donations to Anthony Nolan to help the fantastic work they do, it would be appreciated. Stem cell donors save and rebuild patients lives and it is a marvellous thing. 

      While I have your attention, why not join the stem cell donor database? It is so simple and can be literally life saving; https://www.anthonynolan.org/8-ways-you-could-save-life/donate-your-stem-cells

      Cancer devastates too many lives and we need to kick its arse.

      Thank you for reading. 

      This one is for The Ox.   With love. x






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      Total so far:

      $1,146.51

    Donations made in memory of Zahra Whittaker41

    • Donation by James McLaughlinto Nick's page on 24/08/2018

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by lee irelandto Nick's page on 10/08/2018

      Great job Nick

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Hannah Moorhouseto Nick's page on 09/08/2018

      Awesome effort Nick, you will continue to inspire others through your epic adventures and what a worthy cause to be fighting for along the way! Hannah, Jon, Lily & Leon x

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Nick's page on 04/08/2018

      As strong as an OX. #bless you all

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Magda Foulkesto Nick's page on 01/08/2018

      Well done Nick!

      £30.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by James Murphyto Nick's page on 31/07/2018

      Nick what an amazing achievement and for a wonderful and amazing lady Zahra will be so proud of you.

      £30.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Rebecca Wightmanto Nick's page on 30/07/2018

      Not much but you earned every penny! Well done 😁

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Rebecca Wightmanto Nick's page on 30/07/2018

      Not much, but you earned every penny! Well done Nick :-)

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by John Kleiserto Nick's page on 29/07/2018

      Yeap. Think you earned it.

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Suzzzy Brewerto Nick's page on 29/07/2018

      Fantastic achievement Nick well done, Zah would be proud loads of love Suzzzy, James, Jamie & Ellie xxx

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Adam Firthto Nick's page on 29/07/2018

      Great effort, great cause...chapeau 🙂

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Paul Newburyto Nick's page on 29/07/2018

      A smashing effort, sorry I couldn't have joined you!

      £25.00

      + £6.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Rebecca and Familyto Nick's page on 29/07/2018

      Amazing achievement Nick for an absolutely inspirational and wonderful woman xx

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Stephen Meeto Nick's page on 28/07/2018

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by gareth jonesto Nick's page on 27/07/2018

      Run like the wind

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Roger Whittakerto Nick's page on 27/07/2018

      #TeamOX

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Adam McNallyto Nick's page on 27/07/2018

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Rob Morristo Nick's page on 24/07/2018

      Good luck👍🏻

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jake Laneto Nick's page on 24/07/2018

      Good luck !!

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Clare, Dan and Jack Xxto Nick's page on 24/07/2018

      Good luck Nick, an epic challenge for an amazing woman. Xx

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Nick Wishartto Nick's page on 21/07/2018

      Sending our love to Roger, Leo and Ed. Love, Ken and Ruth Jones x

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Keith Salmonto Nick's page on 18/07/2018

      Well done Nick top man.

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Luke Elliottto Nick's page on 18/07/2018

      Hoping I can keep up with you matey!!

      £5.00

      + £1.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Neil Carterto Nick's page on 18/07/2018

      Great cause Nick. Was going to say good luck but given the amount of running you do it will be a gentle stroll around some fells.

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jenny Flemingto Nick's page on 18/07/2018

      A beautifully written tribute Nick. Sending our love to you and Sian and the family and friends of Zahra. You all must be heartbroken at such a loss. Keep safe and we will be routing for you! x 👍

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Nick's page on 17/07/2018

      What a beautiful message about someone I now wish I had had the good fortune to meet. Sending love to her family who must be so heartbroken at her loss.

    • Donation by Louise Holtto Nick's page on 17/07/2018

      Love you Zah xxx

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by susan welshto Nick's page on 16/07/2018

      Lovely words and an amazing achievement. Good luck with your challenge and Zahra will be with you the whole way through. Love Sue Welsh (Katy Newbury's friend)

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Camilla Jonesto Nick's page on 15/07/2018

      Best of luck Nick! Fantastic cause in loving memory of Ox Girl, Zah! 💖✨

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Camilla Jonesto Nick's page on 15/07/2018

      Best of luck Nick! Fantastic cause in loving memory of Ox Girl, Zah ✨💖

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Charles Colbyto Nick's page on 15/07/2018

      Good luck for the 100, steady as you go. See you at Tilberthwaite.

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by rachael hillto Nick's page on 14/07/2018

      What a beautifully and perfectly worded tribute to an equally beautiful and perfect lady. We know you’ll feel her strength and positivity every step of the way. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Rosie Ball Rosie Ballto Nick's page on 14/07/2018

      Team Trot will never be the same again, we shall carry u I’m our hearts forever ❤️❤️

    • Donation by The Watson Family xxxxxto Nick's page on 13/07/2018

      Another amazing feat in Zahra's name. We love you even for attempting it. And we all know deep down you'll finish.

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Andy, Val, Niamh and Ewanto Nick's page on 13/07/2018

      See you on the start line, I may be in need of some of power too.

      £25.00

      + £6.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Heather Pickeringto Nick's page on 13/07/2018

      All the best Nick!! We love you #oxgirl a true inspiration, an example to us all, you will be missed, never forgotten xx

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Emma Raffertyto Nick's page on 13/07/2018

      Good luck nick... an amazing cause x

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Dave Douglasto Nick's page on 13/07/2018

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by John Hammondto Nick's page on 13/07/2018

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Clare Whiteto Nick's page on 13/07/2018

      For The Ox 💗

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Bella Wishartto Nick's page on 13/07/2018

      £5.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    Charities we're helping 1

    • Anthony Nolan

      Anthony Nolan

      Anthony Nolan is a pioneering charity that saves the lives of people with blood cancer. Every day, we use our register to match remarkable donors willing to donate their blood stem cells to people who desperately need lifesaving transplants.

    Events we're doing 1

      • 27Jul

        The Lakeland 100

      • Running / marathons