Heather Bestel


Its Good 2 Give!
It's Good 2 Give offers support to children and young people with cancer and their families. We also try to make life a little bit easier on a day to day basis. Some of the things we do are: Parents Packs Proper shower gel, an eye mask, a good book - little luxuries to make extended hospital stays a bit more bearable Nutritional snacks Smoothies, Nuts, fruit, cheese and biscuits, crisps and treats - parents and patients need their energy at this hard time Practical workshops - fun and practical workshops for young cancer patients and their families - from bookbinding to jewellery making, cupcake decorating to confidence building there's something for everyone. Requests A phone to call friends, or a laptop to keep on top of schoolwork or vital repairs to the family car to keep them mobile - we can't promise but we always try We are currently building a retreat for families to use for a short break together - a purpose-built, restful, safe place for those affected by cancer. We are also supporting the work at the new Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh by funding wall art and improved seating for parents.
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Heather Bestel

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Hi, I'm Heather Bestel and I'm taking part in the London Marathon to help raise money and awareness for a charity close to my heart called 'it's good 2 give!'. 

The charity I'm supporting

It's good 2 give! offers support to young cancer patients and their families. They try to make life a little bit easier on a day-to-day basis.

And in may, they are delighted to be opening the Ripple Retreat, a purpose-built, restful, safe place for young people affected by cancer and their families to use for short break together.

The retreat has taken years in the making and thousands of people have donated money, time, services and even land to make it possible. The challenge now is to make sure this magical place keeps going in the long term. 

My story

I'm a therapist who works with young people and have supported many through illness and recovery and I'm constantly inspired by their courage and strength. My work led me to meet Lynne McNicoll OBE, the award winning volunteer fundraiser behind my chosen charity. I was bowled over by her passion and enthusiasm and wanted to help in any way I could. 

My journey

Three years ago I underwent 2 operations to save me from liver failure. I then embarked on a jouney to get myself back to full health. This journey led me to discover and fall in love with running. So, I couldn't think of a better way to show my support than completing the London Marathon

My target

I've set myself a target of £2000. Please support my challenge by donating. Every single penny raised will help make a difference. 

My commitment

Every week I'll share my journey on my facebook page for you to follow along with. Please share this page with everyone and anyone who may be interested in helping me to help the children and young people deal with the most challenging time in their lives. 

Thank you so very much,

Heather x

Recent donors

07.06.17 From mel, sorry it's so late! Well done Heather. A really amazing achievement. X

04.06.17 Thank you to Suzie Cheel for this wonderful donation from her art auction and thank you to all her friends who bought her gorgeous pictures. This donation has enabled us to hit our target. YAY!!!!! Thank you everyone xxx

04.06.17 This is the wonderful donation from the quiz held at the Star Hotel. Thank you to Suzanne for organising it and everyone who came to support us xx

12.05.17 Well done to all concerned and very best wishes for the future

06.05.17 Well done Heather

30.04.17 Beautiful person, achieving amazing things!

28.04.17 Top job !

27.04.17 Fantastic achievement and what a wonderful charity! Big hugs from us both xox

27.04.17 Well done Heather. Amazing achievement. Xxx

27.04.17 You're amazing well done !!

27.04.17 Super effort, well done xxxx

26.04.17 Well done, you beautiful lady. You are amazing xx

25.04.17 Well done Heather. Great effort for a great cause.

25.04.17 Proud to call you a friend xx


24.04.17 Well Done Heather. Congratulations.


24.04.17 So super proud of you Heather! You're an inspiration, and an amazing human being xx

24.04.17 Well done Heather - you are a star!

23.04.17 Well done Heather. You are an amazing lady and truly inspirational xx


23.04.17 Very best of luck today x

23.04.17 Best wishes for the big run, Heather!

23.04.17 Best of luck! x

22.04.17 Go for it Heather! You can do it xxx


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