Between 2007 and 2010 Dad, Jeremy James, found himself fighting cancer; unfortunately lost his battle in May 2010. To mark the decade anniversary since we lost him, I wanted to do something memorable and get as close as I could to the challenge he faced.
Therefore, I have decided to take on the following four challenges across an 18-month period; Richmond Marathon, Marbella 70.3 Ironman, Wales Ironman and the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2020. I believe that these events will put me through both the mental and physical challenges Jeremy went through, or as close as I can imagine and create without battling the dreadful disease myself.
The reason for supporting
is quite obvious. It is a charity which is very close to my family’s heart and I would really love to do something to pay them back for all of their support across the years when we needed them most and for giving us hope when the medical staff tried the latest treatments available at the time. Around one in every two of us will be diagnosed with a form of cancer in our lifetime but there is a cure out there and I hope with your generosity that we will be able to support this fight to fund future research.
The other two charities I will be supporting are Shipston Home Nursing and Tusk.
Are a local charity founded in 1997 with the purpose of caring for patients will illnesses which do not respond to curative treatment and who wish to be nursed at home. Their nursing services are managed through a team of Registered General Nurses specialising in palliative care supported by Health Care Assistant’s. They care for the patient and their family, in their own homes throughout the period of their illness. They specifically supported my Mum whilst Dad was at home, by providing over night nurse support so that she could get some sleep during the final few days.
Is a charity who is closely supported by my sister and currently holds a world record for the highest (altitude) cricket match played – this was on top of Mount Kilimanjaro. For almost thirty years, Tusk has supported forward-thinking and successful conservation intervention in Africa. From the plains of the Serengeti to the rainforests of the Congo Basin, they’re working towards a future in which people and wildlife can both thrive across the African continent. They work with successful local organisations, supporting and nurturing their conservation programmes to accelerate growth from an innovative idea to a scalable solution.
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