Coniston for Cancer

Clair Bonner
Liane Thompson

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Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p][i]Update: We did it! Thanks to everyone for their donations so far, we're still welcoming donations if you didn't get chance to do so before the event.[/i][/p][p]Cancer has affected us and multiple generations of our family & friends. Some continue to face this challenge daily with grace and dignity. Sisters Liane and Clair have been regular Lakeland Trailers for a few years now, purely for the challenge and enjoyment of it, but this year we're making our big half-marathon goal a fundraiser too for some causes and people we hold safe in our hearts.[/p][p]This will be our furthest distance to date but we will be drawing on the strength and courage that our loved ones have shown to ensure we make it to the finish line as a tribute to them. We have close family members who have had cancer – we are grateful that some are still with us, but miss those we've lost. Jane, Liane's sister-in-law, sadly recently passed away with cancer, and we'll be running our race for her.[/p][p]We've entered the Lakeland Trails Coniston Half-Marathon Challenge Race on Sunday 6th June 2021. Please dig deep into your pockets and donate, no matter how big or small. All will be appreciated to help our fantastic charities and will be shared equally amongst them.[/p][p][b]Clair's story[/b][/p][p]Roll back to February 2020 – we had already booked our places for the Consiton half marathon in June 2020 – but before the pandemic put the brakes on everyone's race plans, I had deferred my entry..... after finding a lump and a trip to breast clinic, I was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer. I knew I wouldn't be up to racing that year, so deferred my entry to 2021, determined to come back, but at that point not knowing what the future might look like.[/p][p]The fabulous NHS rolled into action, and I thank my lucky stars that my treatment wasn't affected by the emerging pandemic (although it made the experience more difficult), but I know that there will be many others out there who haven't been so lucky in that regard, with delayed diagnosis or treatments.[/p][p]When you get cancer it's not just the physical fallout, but the mental and emotional fallout too, and I wouldn't have got through my rollercoaster journey without some charities that were able to provide me with the additional help and support I needed, beyond that I had from my family and friends.[/p][p]I'm now recovering from cancer and determined to meet my half-marathon goal, and help raise funds for charities supporting others with cancer.[/p][p]The charities I've chosen are:[/p][p]Breast Cancer Now: Clair's go to charity for all things breast cancer related, with a brilliant helpline in times of need [/p][p]Cancer Support Yorkshire: this is a charity local to Clair, who provided her with a lot of support including virtual counselling, and helped her through the mental aspects of her journey [/p][p][b]Liane’s story[/b][/p][p]Cancer has affected far too many of our family members. Most recently, we’ve sadly lost my sister-in-law Jane who’s journey with cancer has been extremely hard and difficult. Throughout the challenges thrown at her she remained positive, facing everything with such grace and dignity. I could not help but take inspiration from her strength and bravery. She cheered me on in my training from her bed at the Hospice as I shared sounds of bird song and pictures of the beautiful scenery I encountered. I want to dedicate this run to her.[/p][p]I’m so grateful and proud to be able to run alongside my sister Clair - there was a time when I wasn’t sure she’d be here with me. Just like Jane, she’s shown immense determination and courage. This run will also be a celebration of her resilience and ongoing recovery as the “Pink Ladies” are reunited![/p][p]The charities I’ve chosen are:[/p][p]St Mary’s Hospice, Ulverston: they provided amazing care and support for Jane and her family. Nothing was too much trouble to ensure she was comfortable and well looked after. [/p][p]Cancer Care Barrow: Another amazing local charity who have supported Jane and continue to support her family. Dealing with cancer is extremely difficult but they’ve helped towards finding some strength and peace. [/p][p]1 in 2 of us get cancer in our lifetime and breast cancer is the most common cancer for women in the UK. Cancer affects so many of us in some way, please support our four fantastic charities.[/p][p]With thanks,[/p][p]Liane & Clair[/p]
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Supporters


Jun 11, 2021

Jackie

Well done, you two. A fabulous thing to do for a cause close to my heart. Thankyou.


Jun 10, 2021

Debbie Cull

Well done!

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Jun 10, 2021

Tracy Lawton

Well done Clair and Liane! :-) From Tracy xx (ICR)

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Jun 8, 2021

Beth Rose

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Jun 8, 2021

Mike and Emily

£50.00


Jun 7, 2021

Pat Peters

Fantastic x


Jun 7, 2021

Joe

Very proud of you both, a fantastic achievement. Xxx

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Jun 7, 2021

Graham Brown

Good luck Clair. Great to hear your recovery is progressing well

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Jun 6, 2021

The Tickles

£50.00


Jun 6, 2021

Karen Baxter

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid

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