Beckie Brown

Beckie Brown

Canter for Cancer - 88 miles on Horseback


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][url=][/url][/p][p][img][/img]It was May 28, 2018, and I had just discovered a lump in one my breasts. For many people, it would be worrying, but my family history made it even more so. My mum has successfully fought cancer twice, but my grandmother died of it at the age of 37. [/p][p]My doctor was concerned given my family history, but was broadly optimistic. After all, breast cancer doesn’t really occur in people my age. I went for a battery of tests — blood tests, biopsies and scans. [/p][p]At the last scan, the radiographer looked concerned: “I can’t say for certain, but I’m afraid it doesn’t look good,” she said gently.[/p][p]I burst into tears. I was 26.[/p][p]What followed became a seemingly endless rigmarole. Treatment that left me exhausted, my hair falling out and my brain a sieve. I was signed off work, unable to do the job that I loved. Riding became something that I could rarely do — something for the end of the third week, just before I would begin treatment again. But I still loved going out on shorter hacks, enjoying the Devon hedgerows and being with my horse.[/p][p]My oncologist was positive. The treatment slowly nibbled away at the cancer, and I end up having surgery to remove it and radiotherapy. Scans showed there was nothing obvious left.[/p][p]I fell pregnant, and I was nervous but thrilled. But in my 30th week of pregnancy, I noticed a lump in my neck. Biopsies and scans followed, showing the cancer had returned. Worse, it was now my lungs, as well as my neck.[/p][p]My little boy was induced early, and I went on another cycle of chemotherapy. I was told I should see Christmas 2020 but they couldn’t say anything after that.[/p][p]Oh, and there was now a global pandemic to contend with. [img][/img][/p][p]But the treatments worked and kept the worst of the cancer at bay. While I am unlikely to ever be cancer free and I will frequently have to undergo chemotherapy, I can still do many of the things that I love. Riding is one of them.[/p][p]With that in mind, I decided that I would plan and complete an 88-mile ride from Devon to Cornwall, following bridleways and small roads over Dartmoor until I reach a small village between Liskeard and Looe, raising money for Force and Mummy’s Star, both of which have supported me so well through these dark days. [/p][p]I don’t know how long I have left, but I am determined to make a small difference with whatever time is given to me. This starts with a pair of ponies setting off deep in mid Devon and travelling towards the setting sun over moor and field. [/p][p]... ... ...[/p][p]Info on sponsorship:[/p][p]Firstly, any size of donation is amazing, generous and very helpful to our cause![/p][p]We are also offering "Buy a Mile" - for £25 per mile you can be tagged on our Facebook page when we have completed your "mile". If you would like to take part in this, please leave it as a note on your donation with the name of the individual or business you would like tagged.[/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

13 Aug 2021


Oct 14, 2021

The Schnurs

Well Done!


plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Sep 8, 2021

Emma Chris and Mae

So proud of you! Xx


Sep 4, 2021



plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 3, 2021


Best Wishes from Hole and Pugsley

Sep 2, 2021

Nigel Gatesman

On behalf of Nigel, who keeps Dyl and Summers feet in spectacular condition!


plus £15.00 Gift Aid

Aug 31, 2021



plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Aug 28, 2021

Elaine and Norm

Well done Brilliant stuff. God Bless. Xxxx


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Aug 26, 2021

PDM (Devon) Ltd - and others!


plus £50.00 Gift Aid

Aug 25, 2021

Anna Bor

We would like to buy a mile for Layken (Dougies friend) :) Thank you for all the clothes you have given us Beckie! You are inspiring.


Aug 23, 2021

Ann Pitts


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