Thomas Heaps

Charities

Lymphoma Association
The Lymphoma Association provides information and support to anyone affected by lymphatic cancer - the most common cancer in the 15 to 30 age group and the 6th most common cancer diagnosed overall in the UK.
Willow Foundation
Willow is the only national charity working with seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds to fulfil uplifting and unforgettable Special Days. For some their Special Day is the opportunity to return some normality to their lives. For others it is the last chance to fulfil a dream. But for all, it is a life-affirming experience that can lift spirits, reunify families and be a source of strength when it’s needed most. To date, Willow has provided more than 11,500 Special Days for young adults diagnosed with a life-threatening condition such as cancer, motor neurone disease, cystic fibrosis and Huntington’s disease.
Breast Cancer Now
We’re Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s largest breast cancer charity. Formed by the merger of Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer - we’re dedicated to funding research into this devastating disease.
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Thomas and Holly are cycling!

Fundraisers: 
Thomas Heaps, Holly Simms

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/HeapsofSpeed

Hi, thanks for visiting our page! 

I was diagnosed with Classical Hodgkin's Lymphoma stage 4b in October 2015 (for more info I wrote a blog documenting my experience... theapsdiary.wordpress.com).

Fortunately I am now in remission so, following 6 months of chemo and steroid induced eating levels (matched by my girlfriend Holly) we have decided to set ourselves a little challenge to get fit, but more important to raise money for charities that have very recently become very close to our hearts. 

On Sunday 3rd July along with some good friends and family we're cycling from London to Cambridge (http://www.bike-events.co.uk/Ride.aspx?id=540)  raising money for 3 charities; your donations will automatically be split between the charities as detailed below:

50% of donations to The Lymphoma Association (www.lymphomas.org.uk)

We’re raising money for the Lymphoma Association for a couple of reasons.

-       Awareness; Anyone who has read my aforementioned blog will know that it took me a while to get diagnosed.  This is mainly due to the GP not picking up on my symptoms.  The Lymphoma Association is working to create awareness in GP’s and young adults.

-       Research; although many people have said to me “lymphoma is a good cancer to get due to its cure rate”, this is not always the case.  There are many other types of Lymphomas that are either not curable or require very aggressive treatment regimes.  The Association works with pharmaceutical and healthcare companies to try and improve this situation.

25% to The Willow Foundation (www.willowfoundation.org.uk)

The Willow Foundation provide special days for seriously ill young adults (aged 16-40).  Holly and I were lucky enough to have a special day of our own when Willow arranged for us to go to the Fat Duck for an absolutely incredible dining experience! 

Our special day fulfilled a dream, so, we want to return the favour to them by raising money to allow other poorly young adults to go and have their own special day.

25% to Breast Cancer Now (www.BreastCancerNow.org)

Breast Cancer Now is the largest Breast Cancer charity in the UK and they are organizing and running this London to Cambridge cycle event.  

Right now breast cancer is at a tipping point. More women are surviving. But more are being diagnosed than ever before. And every 45 minutes, another woman dies from the disease. The money we raise will go to funding research into this devastating disease.

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We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations!

Holly and Tom

Recent donors

24.07.16

15.07.16

14.07.16 Well Done!

05.07.16 Well done mate

03.07.16 Good luck!

03.07.16 Well done mate. Wanted to make sure you did it first ;-)

03.07.16 Massive well done! Pleased to see you happy and well.

03.07.16

03.07.16 Hi Tom. Good luck!

02.07.16 Good luck!! X

02.07.16 Good luck heaps!

01.07.16 Very best of luck to you both! : )

01.07.16 Good luck to you both! xx

30.06.16 Good Luck Tom! Rather you than me! Jade xxx

29.06.16 Its great to be able to help and support others who have been through the same nightmare experience. Wonderful to celebrate your recovery and to see you regaining your health and fitness. All the best for the Ride on Sunday.

28.06.16 Good luck to you both :)

28.06.16 Good luck guys!

26.06.16 Good luck to you all! Incredibly inspiring. X

26.06.16 Good luck guys! Inspirational as ever Heaps x

24.06.16

24.06.16 Good luck Tom, hope it goes well. Really pleased you have recovered!

23.06.16 Good luck Tom and Holly. Keep going through this too xx

22.06.16 Cash received at or before the fundraiser on 11th June from: - Ticket sales - Raffle tickets - Sweepstake - Guess the weight of the cake

20.06.16 Good Luck Guys! :)

20.06.16 Good luck Tom and Holly - a great cause and hope all goes well! Love Lee and Sarah

£4,541.01

Running total

Target:
£2,000.00
Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£4,966.01
Total donors:
64
Last donor:
Jean Harrison
24.07.16  
Offline fundraising:
£0.00