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Stephanie Smith

I am a Finalist in Ms Great Britain 2020

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[p]I am delighted to have been selected as a finalist in Ms Great Britain 2020, which takes place in Leicester in February 2020. For this coming year, the organisers have chosen two very special charities in [b]Cancer Research UK[/b] and [b]Alex's Wish[/b].[/p][p]Cancer is a blight on modern lives. There can surely be none of us who are unaffected by this cruel disease which robs us of family and friends, often in the prime of their lives. As many of you will be aware I lost my own father to cancer, so this cause is especially dear to my heart. According to [b]Cancer Research UK[/b], nearly 1000 new cases are diagnosed every day. Its aim is to significantly reduce that number of deaths. [/p][p]As the world's largest independent cancer research charity it conducts research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Research activities are carried out in institutes, universities and hospitals across the UK, both by the charity's own employees and by its grant-funded researchers. It also provides information about cancer and runs campaigns aimed at raising awareness of the disease and influencing public policy. Cancer Research UK's work is almost entirely funded by the public. It raises money through donations, legacies, community fundraising, events, retail and corporate partnerships. Over 40,000 people are regular volunteers. The charity funds the work of over 4,000 researchers, doctors and nurses throughout the UK, supports over 200 clinical trials and studies cancer and cancer risk in over a million people in the UK.[/p][p][b]Alex’s Wish[/b] is a charity set-up to eradicate Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, an aggressive form of Muscular Dystrophy that affects 1 in every 3,500 boys born and results in progressive muscle wasting. Every single muscle is destroyed due to a lack of protein. It also affects the heart and lungs as these are muscles too.[/p][p]Alex’s Wish was set-up by Emma and Andy Hallam (parents to Alex) in late 2012 to help raise vital funds to help bring about new treatments and ultimately a cure for this devastating condition. The Charity is named after their son Alex[b] [/b]was diagnosed with Duchenne in April 2010, 2 weeks before his 4th birthday – the diagnosis came completely out of the blue.[/p][p][b]Alex's Wish[/b] wants a world where Duchenne becomes a manageable and treatable condition that can be lived with. We want a future where the devastating impact Duchenne has on our children no longer exists. A future where they can grow and prosper and fulfil their dreams whilst not living trapped in their own bodies. A life where they can enjoy every single day without the fear of what Duchenne will bring.[/p][p]Every amount donated however small will help to slowly eradicate these two debilitating and devastating conditions. I would really grateful for your help in raising funds for these two very worthwhile charities and as ever appreciate all of your support.[/p][p]Love Steph xxx[/p][p][br][/p]

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

20 Feb 2020

Supporters

Feb 20, 2020

Steph

Spinathon money

£350.00

Feb 8, 2020

Steph

Cakes

£22.00

Feb 7, 2020

Anonymous

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Feb 6, 2020

Anonymous

£46.00 plus £11.50 Gift Aid

Feb 4, 2020

Steph

More Event money

£475.00

Feb 1, 2020

Steph

Event

£400.00

Jan 31, 2020

Rob

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jan 31, 2020

Anonymous

£12.00

Jan 31, 2020

Neil T

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jan 31, 2020

Kirsty

£2.00 plus £0.50 Gift Aid