Nikki Sommers


Orchid Cancer Appeal
Orchid exists to save men's lives from testicular, prostate and penile cancers through a range of support services, pioneering research and promoting awareness. Over 50,000 men will be diagnosed with a male specific cancer this year; from sons to grandfathers all men face the risk of testicular, prostate or penile cancer.

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Nikki's year of suffering!

Nikki Sommers

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As some of you may know, my Dad was treated for testicular cancer in 2014.  Cancer is something that affects so many of us in one way or another.  Thankfully my Dad was given the all-clear in January.  This has spurred me on to raise some money for Orchid, a charity who raise money for research and support for male cancer (testicular, prostate, penile). 

Last year I completeled my first Ironman triathlon, and really this is just a good excuse to endure some more suffering!  I have decided to set myself a series of challenges (starting easy and getting progressively harder) throughout 2015 in order to raise money for Orchid.  So whilst I'm suffering, go on, dig deep and sponsor me (pretty please!).

My challenges are:

1) The Island Race (Half Marathon); 1st March- DONE; PB 1.51.05 :)

2) Paris Marathon; 12th April- DONE; 4hrs17 (I suppose it counts as a PB... my first marathon).

3) Slateman Triathlon; 17th May- DONE; 3hrs26; PB (but an horrendous run!)

4) Climbing the Old Man of Hoy; May bank holiday weekend- DONE

5) Land's End to John O'Groats (biking, solo, 7 days); 2nd - 8th June- DONE (I re-did day 7 in September as had to stop 55miles from the end due to bad D&V)

6) Everesting Froggatt hill climb on my bike; 38 reps; 20th June- DONE; 24hr51mins WOW

7) Cotswold 226 Triathlon (Ironman distance triathlon); 12th July- DONE; 13hr29 (A PB by almost 2 hours!!!)

8) Climbing the Matterhorn; late July; Not Done :(  Route closed due to rock fall

9) Loch Lomond Swim-Run; 5th September- DONE!  Good fun!

10) Swim the length of Ullswater; 10th October- DONE; 6hr05 Hard Work, and very cold!

11) Run the Thames Path (approx 7 marathons in 7 days); 14th - 20th November ***

12) Run the Tour du Helvellyn (38mile Ultramarathon); 19th December


The list has grown as the year has gone on!  Thank you so much to everyone who has already sponsored me.  I've been having great fun suffering, and am looking forward to a rest in January!

***I am running the Thames Path with company from Pippa and Bee, 2 amazing nurses from the Children's A&E.  I cme up with this foolish idea during a night shift, and was very impressed when they both said they wanted to come too!

You can read more about my suffering at 

N.B  Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.

Recent donors

09.02.16 Hi Nikki. Thank you for your fabulous fund raising efforts in 2015. Your dad is very proud of you. So am I ! Here is our contribution. Xxx

03.01.16 You are an inspiration to us all Nikki! Well done on your epic adventure raising money for Orchid!

03.01.16 Well Done! :)

02.01.16 Congratulations on such a fantastic if crazy fundraising effort! You've achieved some amazing things in the past 12 months and should be so proud of yourself xx

02.01.16 Congratulations Nikki! Such an inspiration x

02.01.16 Great cause. Well done!

01.01.16 From everyone who gave me cash over the last year; thank you!

23.12.15 You're bonkers but we love you! Happy Christmas and enjoy your "rest" in Chamonix! Congrats on all your fundraising in 2015.

20.12.15 Well done on your year of suffering (and craziness....)! x



16.12.15 Good luck with the tour du Helvellyn! You're a star!

01.12.15 Complete and utter nutter! Well done Nikki for a years worth of awesome commitment

21.11.15 It's great you are doing this

18.11.15 You're an inspiration Nikki

17.11.15 Run Nikki run!

17.11.15 You're such a weirdo! But we love ya :-) xxx

16.11.15 Amazing effort, well done!

16.11.15 Over half-way by tomorrow evening. Keep going!

15.11.15 Nikki I have so much respect for you xxxxx

13.11.15 Sooooo impressed with your achievements this year!



10.10.15 The swim trumps them all ten fold.

01.10.15 Very well done proud of you x


Running total

Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
Total donors:
Last donor:
Gillie and dad
Offline fundraising: