Jessica Royce


Severn Hospice
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Fight Bladder Cancer
Fight Bladder Cancer is the only patient founded and run bladder cancer charity in the UK. We support all people affected by bladder cancer, campaign to raise awareness of the causes and symptoms and support essential research into new, more successful, treatments.

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Climb for Bri; Kilimanjaro trek.

Jessica Royce

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In September 2017 father and daughter duo, Stuart and Jessica Royce will be attempting to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro in memory of close family friend and inspirational human being, Brian Worrall, who sadly lost his battle to bladder cancer in July 2015. 

Brian was such an extraordinary and tough individual, it was decided that raising money in his memory had to be something as big as his ambition and personality! Rising majestically from the Savannah lands of northern Tanzania, Kilimanjaro soars 5,895m to its peak. It’s the highest mountain in Africa and the largest free-standing mountain in the world.

The pair will spend 7 days trekking the mountain in an attempt to reach the summit.

The aim of all this is to raise as much funding and awareness as possible with 100% of money raised being split between Fight Bladder Cancer and the Severn Hospice.


Brian sustained a spinal injury whilst serving in the Parachute Regiment (2 Para) in Belize, which ended his career in 1983. This left him partially paralysed having to adapt to living in a wheelchair. However, this didn't stop Brian in his achievements. He became heavily involved in wheelchair sports and swam for GB in the Seoul Paralympics in 1988 successfully achieving a silver medal.

He then went on to coach the GB wheelchair rugby team and he was the European Development Officer for wheelchair rugby promoting the sport in Europe. He took the GB team to the Atlanta Paralympics in 1996.

Once retired from competitive sports, Brian brought up his two daughters, Olivia and Emma, together with his wife Anne. 'His girls' were his pride and joy and loved them dearly. Whist looking after his daughters, he took up scuba diving becoming an advanced diving instructor and helped many to take up this sport. He was truly motivated in everything he did and inspirational to many.

In October 2014 Brian was diagnosed with bladder cancer, an aggressive grade 3 tumour. The tumour was treated by surgery and chemotherapy. But unfortunately this was not enough, the cancer had spread to his liver. When Brian was seen by his oncologist on the 22nd June 2015 he was given 2-6 months, but tragically died on the 12th July which was only 3 weeks.

Brian has been taken from us too early, a man that had given so much, a life well lived fully embodying the saying 'it's not the years in your life - it's the life in your years that count the most'.

We've chosen to support the Fight Bladder Cancer charity as it supports people affected by bladder cancer, campaigns for better awareness and also helps fund research to improve the diagnosis, treatment and outcome of people who have this much ignored cancer.

Bladder cancer is the 4th most common type of cancer for men. 10,000 people are diagnosed with bladder cancer each year in the UK and 5,000 people in the UK die from it.

The Severn Hospice provide an amazing hospice at home service which allowed Brian to stay at home in his final stages of his illness. The team provides hands on nursing care and help patients spend their final weeks with dignity and in peace. They supported Brian and his family through their time of greatest need and for that we are truly grateful. Severn Hospice is a charity which relies on kind donations, fundraising activities and their lottery and retail departments. Their services are completely free to those who need them but more funds to support this wonderful service is needed.

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23.09.17 Congratulations both, well done x



22.09.17 Congratulations Jess that's a fantastic achievement, well done to both of you xx

22.09.17 An experience of a lifetime for a great cause in memory of Brian - an inspirational man Good Luck to both of you

21.09.17 Congratulations making it to the top guys!!! Amazing xxxx

21.09.17 Amazing!! You crazy cat!! xxxx

18.09.17 Good luck both any money raised to fight the cruel disease called cancer is a worthwhile cause well done xx


16.09.17 Such an inspirational thing to do. Best of luck both with your climb, I know you can do it!


10.09.17 Good luck roycey babes! Xx


07.09.17 Go Stu and Jess, good luck

07.09.17 Best of luck Jess! I always knew you were crazy but this tops it... You'll smash it - Lauren and Bez xx

07.09.17 You got this girl! xxx


01.09.17 xxxxxxxx

01.09.17 Best of luck Jess!

30.08.17 Best of luck to you both !!

30.08.17 Good luck to you both Stu and Jess, we will be thinking about you. It is a truly worthy cause, and Brian would be so proud of what you are doing. Pauline, Hugh, David, Niall xxxx

28.08.17 Cracking adventure, cracking mountain, cracking charity.



28.08.17 Keep going there's a cafe at the top.


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