David Staley


British Lung Foundation
We are the UK's lung charity and we are here for every one of them, whatever their condition. Lung disease can be frightening and debilitating. We offer hope and support at every step, so that no one has to face it alone. We promote greater understanding of lung disease and we campaign for positive change in the nation's lung health. We fund vital research, so that new treatments and cures can help to save lives. We are the British Lung Foundation. Leading the fight against lung disease.
Mesothelioma UK Charitable Trust
Mesothelioma UK Charitable Trust exists to raise funds to support the vital services that the Mesothelioma UK Resource Centre gives to anyone affected by Mesothelioma. Mesothelioma UK, provides high quality, impartial and up-to-date support and information. It supports the development of a national network of trained and experienced nurse specialists. It promotes nurse-led research. It works in collaboration with charities, organisations and individuals to improve relevant issues. It promotes the development of mesothelioma support groups. Mesothelioma UK has a national free phone helpline which provides access to timely, accurate and relevant advice for patients, carers and health care professionals. A broad based website is available for UK mesothelioma patients and their carers. the website provides links to other useful sites. Mesothelioma UK runs a yearly 'Patient and Carer Day' where patients and health care professionals can come together to discuss and deal with all aspects of mesothelioma.
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One Lung, One Life, One Hundred Miles!

David Staley

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Update 23rd Sept 2017 - A massive thankyou to everyone who has donated to help raise over £12500, it's incredible, and I never dreamt we could raise so much. I can't thank you all enough.

This Sunday I will continue cycling to fitness, and aim to complete another 100miles around Birmingham, with a total of 5700 ft climb. I am doing it with Emma Moore, my wife's best friend from school days. She has been a huge support to Ali & I (& completed the London Ride 100 the last 2 years), so when the opportunity arose to cycle this with Emma, I couldn't say no! If you haven't yet donated and are able to, towards these 2 wonderful charities it would be much appreciated.

If this is your first visit to this page please continue to read below for my story ..

Thanks Dave 

29th October 2015

1 day before our daughter’s 6th birthday, 3 weeks after my wife's 40th birthday and 3 weeks before my 40th birthday, our lives changed forever!

I was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a terminal cancer related to exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is all around us, yet this is an under-funded, little known cancer, with an average life expectancy of just 12-18 months. 

We don't know where I got Meso from, we were in shock but we were faced with tough choices and 3 weeks later, to give me the best chance, I had my left lung removed. I was home to spend Christmas with the family whilst I recuperated and then started gruelling chemo in January 2016. 

Thankfully, so far the treatment plan has been successful. I have now just outlived the first milestone of 18months and there is no current sign of the disease - I feel very blessed. Yet, we are told one day it will return and when it does, we want there to be a cure! I need to see our kids Joshua (9) & Erin (7) grow up, get married and have children of their own. I want to spend quality time with my wife Alison and our family & friends. So I need to help find a cure for mesothelioma. 

15 months on from finishing chemo, I’ll be taking on a very hilly 100 mile bike ride. Considering 12 months ago, I could barely walk down the drive, and 18 months ago, I needed a zimmer frame in hospital, I feel very fortunate to attempt it.  I wanted a challenge, I want to inspire others that no matter what your health is, with the correct training, support & belief, anything is possible. 

You have all helped and supported us throughout this difficult time and without it, we wouldn't be in the position we are today. If you could kindly help us now and donate to these two wonderful charities we would be very grateful: Mesothelioma UK - funding research & specialist Meso nurses across the UK and the British Lung Foundation - supporting research to find a cure for mesothelioma!

During the ride, I will be supported by best mate Stephen Colley & brother-in-law Simon Ingyon. They and their wives have been amazing support throughout the last 18 months to Ali & I and I am honoured that they are supporting me to ensure I get across that finish line!

Please help us "cycle for a cure" and donate towards these two amazing charities.

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06.10.17 From the Mr and Mrs Moore Senior!

29.09.17 You and Emma were amazing last weekend! I’m in total awe. Well done!!!

27.09.17 Well done Emma and Dave for a super ride on Sunday. You are both brilliant! It was a great day and for such a worthy cause.

25.09.17 Well done Dave! Keep going, you are doing a great job raising awareness and money towards this cause. Amazing! I bet you are fitter now than a few years ago.

24.09.17 Hi David and Emma Well done to you both. A great charity and delighted to support you David in your fight for a cure for a horrible disease. Love from Liz -friend of Emma x x x x

23.09.17 What a journey Dave,good luck xx

19.09.17 Good Luck Emma

19.09.17 Good luck Emma and Dave!!...

18.09.17 Good luck Mrs moo

18.09.17 Good luck Emma xx and all involved. Hope all goes well for David.

18.09.17 You are an inspiration

18.09.17 An absolute humble and lovely guy who is more than an inspiration. Go Dave!



12.09.17 Quiz night donations - various

07.09.17 David - all the best. Great effort and I wish you well







04.09.17 Quiz



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