'Running the division'

We did it
On 18th May 2022 we successfully raised £10,195 with 182 supporters in 14 days

I am raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support, so please donate and help me raise money for this important charity.

Project by Macmillan Cancer Support


Started on 4th May 2022 Welling, UK

In December 2020, our family received devastating news. My (now) sister-in-law was admitted to hospital with an obstruction in her bile duct. This was quickly resolved but further scans were carried out, which showed that the blockage was cancer, a rare form called cholangiocarcinoma. Despite having had no symptoms, Nicky (aged 42) received the devastating news that the cancer had already spread to her lymph nodes and that there was no treatment they could offer which might cure the cancer. Chemotherapy was recommended to slow the spread of the cancer.

Two weeks later, on Christmas Eve 2020, Nicky began her first course of chemo. Whilst going through this 6-month long treatment, she still managed to plan a special wedding day (not an easy task when COVID restrictions were changing nearly every week!), marrying Nathan - my brother - on 22nd May.

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After a short break from treatment, scans showed the cancer had spread to her liver and so chemo resumed in October 2021.

Throughout the last 16 months, despite everything, Nicky has been so brave and positive, and always has smile on her face! She has made the most of each day, enjoying holidays, theatre shows, cricket, meals with friends and special family times.

Nicky and Nathan are very grateful for everything that Macmillan have done for them and so, motivated by Nicky’s courage and positivity, I wanted to do something to support this wonderful charity.

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Before taking on the London Marathon in October, I will be running to all 30 Salvation Army Corps (churches) in the South London area. The Salvation Army has been my church since I was young and my employer for the last 18 years. Nicky also has many Salvation Army links. She was born to officer (minister) parents and grew up at Croydon Citadel Salvation Army. She then spent many years at Raynes Park SA Community Church. (Nicky first met Nathan at a Salvation Army Music School - 28 years later they got married!) 

From William Booth College, in Camberwell, I'll be running to locations such as Dartford, Bexleyheath and Bromley in South East London, Staines and Addlestone in West London as well as Croydon and Raynes Park - a distance of over 250 miles.

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Anonymous
16th October 2022 at 10:02pm

pledged £70

Fredah Mfundisi
8th October 2022 at 7:41pm

You’re appreciated for your hard work and doing this for a worthy cause. God bless you.

Fredah Mfundisi
8th October 2022 at 7:39pm

pledged £20

Amanda Chaloner
6th October 2022 at 8:19pm

An incredible achievement for an incredible cause!! Xx

Amanda Chaloner
6th October 2022 at 8:18pm

pledged £20

Larry Lawes
6th October 2022 at 5:47pm

Well done Andy, great effort and a noble cause.

Larry Lawes
6th October 2022 at 5:46pm

pledged £10 + an est. £2.50 in Gift Aid

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Jo Moir
6th October 2022 at 5:24pm

Awesome job Simon!!

Jo Moir
6th October 2022 at 5:23pm

pledged £10 + an est. £2.50 in Gift Aid

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Anonymous
5th October 2022 at 8:44pm

pledged £220

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Anonymous
5th October 2022 at 8:42pm

pledged £250 + an est. £62.50 in Gift Aid

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Anonymous
5th October 2022 at 11:17am

pledged £250 + an est. £62.50 in Gift Aid

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