James Iddon

James Iddon

2021 Virgin Money London Marathon


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]On the 5th of April 2020, just before the peak of the first wave of the pandemic I was diagnosed with head and neck cancer. I am a nurse, I had just got my promotion to Matron. My world was turned upside down. My wife and 2 daughters world got turned upside down. I have been through radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Chemo sucks. It didn't get all the cancer. I had to have a radical neck dissection removing the tumor and a load of stuff it was stuck to, muscles, veins and nerves. I am now back on my feet and back at work. Above & Beyond are the charity for the hospital where I received all my treatment. In the midst of a pandemic my treatment was excellent. The diligence and the care of everyone that looked after me still makes me cry. I have always wanted to run the London marathon. To do it the same year that I beat cancer is my challenge. Please if you can help me give back to those that saved me and cared for me.[/p][p]05/06/2021[/p][p]So this is no longer the year I beat cancer. A couple of months ago I found a lump in my neck. After a load of scans which led to an excision and biopsy under general anaesthetic, cancer was found still present in my neck. A further PET scan revealed it has spread to my lungs and mediastinal lymph nodes. My cancer is now incurable. I have started immunotherapy and hope that this will bring me some durability. Please get busy living. Work hard do good. Every smile or kind word is like a butterfly flapping their wings.....[/p]
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Sep 10, 2021


Jamie, I’m so sorry to hear your news. So wish we could be there to help out. Stay strong my friend.


Aug 24, 2021



plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Aug 17, 2021

Emma-Jane Relton

Wishing you well and thanking you for your service. You are an inspiration Jamie. EJ X


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Aug 16, 2021



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Jul 31, 2021

Helen Baldwin

Hi Jamie We haven’t seen each other since school (back in the olden days) I’ve just heard this devastating news,thinking about you and sending lots of love to you and your family. You are an inspiration to others ,stay strong X


plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jul 31, 2021

Laura Foster

Hi James, such a good cause to be donating to. I can only put £10 in at the minute as money is super tight with me being on sick pay but I’m happy to put in some more down the line if you need to help get your target. Good luck!!! :)


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 31, 2021


Keep strong James! Your military family are with you. With best wishes from Sarah and ACSC(R) 12


Jul 30, 2021

Selena and Robin

Well done to Hannah on her mountain marathon effort. All our thoughts and best wishes to James and his family.


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jul 28, 2021

Paige Evans

Heart breaking story. Wishing James and his family all the best. I work with Vernon and he has told me all about the good that this charity has done for James and his family.


Jul 28, 2021


Wishing you well in the coming months. God bless. Well done to all the virtual runners!

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