Run Wheatley’s Run!
Hello to all and thank you for coming across our fundraising page!
In April 2016, I lost my big brother to cancer. James was diagnosed with a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour (MPNST) in August 2015. After fighting hard every day for 9 months, he unfortunately lost his battle.
Before he was diagnosed, my wife and I had never even heard of this type of Cancer. A MPNST is a type of soft tissue Sarcoma that can occur anywhere throughout the body. We both received a wealth of information from Sarcoma UK as well as great support from Macmillan Jersey and we have made it our mission to fundraise for both charities every year. In July 2016, my wife held a makeup workshop, so this time round we thought we would do something to challenge us physically, and that’s where running came into play!
We signed up to the Jersey Marathon which is taking place on 1st October 2017. Now bearing in mind that we are not runners, we thought this would be a great challenge so why not give it a shot! I am training to run the 26.2 miles and Claudia, the first leg of the marathon (5K) with her work team. We are not only running to raise money for these two fantastic charities, but also in memory of our very missed and loved James – I’m sure he’s watching me run and chuckling to himself, it’s no slipper race that’s for sure!
By donating to these two charities we can help in many ways. Macmillan Jersey supports those dealing with cancer and their families and friends emotionally and physically. Sarcoma UK is the only cancer charity in the UK focusing on all types of Sarcoma and funding research is one of their main charitable objectives.
Thank you to all of those who have helped and supported us so far, thank you for believing in us and donating to two absolutely amazing charities.
Gaz and Clauds xx
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|Seb & Becky||£ 10.00|
|Matt Crill||£ 25.00|
|Mollie and David||£ 20.00|
|Jean Dale||£ 20.00|
|Lisa Pugsley||£ 25.00|
|Marshall clan||£ 25.00|
|Lesley Duffy||£ 20.00|
|Fatima and Fernando||£ 30.00|
|Becky Kalika||£ 50.00|
|Teresa vieira||£ 20.00|
|The Spahia's||£ 10.00|
|The Herbert's 😄||£ 10.00|
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