Jill's Fundraising Journey

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Registered address
36 Goodden Crescent,
Farnborough,Hampshire
GU14 0DQ

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07548633639

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Charity number
1160327

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Jill Goodrum, 46, was a wife, mother and grandmother who was diagnosed with breast cancer that had spread to her lymph nodes and liver; it was terminal. Her attitude was to not only fight the cancer but also to raise £10,000 to be shared between two charities. She also wished to raise awareness, because if her diagnosis had come earlier, the outlook could have been very different. She achieved these aims through a Facebook page named Jill's Fundraising Journey (www.facebook.com/jillsfundraisingjourney). Devastatingly, Jill passed away on the 21st of May 2014, just 8 months after receiving the initial diagnosis. The £10,000 target was smashed nearly exactly a year to the day that Jill was diagnosed, just a few short months after her death. Jill left behind five children, Grace, 4, Amy, 8, Jemma, 20, Lyndsey, 27 and James, 29, as well as four grandchildren Elowen, 1, Sofia, 1, Amelie, 4 and Ella, 9. Her two eldest daughters have carried on her story, setting up Jill's Fundraising Journey as a charity in it's own right to continue raising awareness. They also wish to realise two of Jill's dreams through the charity, the first to have a book published of her journey, the second to open a holiday home for cancer sufferers and their families. Jill was made only too aware of how cancer does not only affect the person diagnosed, especially if there are young children in the family. Lyndsey and Jemma are extremely proud to now be able to offer the book of Jill's journey up for order. It is an emotional insight into cancer, the effects it has on a person's mental and physical state, as well as the effects of the family following the death of a loved one. It is 'the ugly truth of cancer'. All profits from the book, as well as other promotional items available on the fundraising page, go straight back into jfj with the aim of realising Jill's second dying wish. Jill's words: "Reach for the moon and dare to hope."

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