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These Bones Are Made For Rowing 2018

1 team member

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]Hi,[/p][p]Welcome to our Fundraising page.[/p][p]The Ewing’s Sarcoma Research Trust has participated in the annual Dragon Boat Festival every year since the charity’s launch in 2011. Since then our teams have helped to raise much needed money to help fund research into this rare form of cancer, affecting mainly children and young adults.[/p][p]As a trustee of the charity I hear of many sad cases, here’s some reported in recent months:[/p][p]• [b]Eylam[/b] – had not even reached his first birthday when it was discovered that he had Ewing’s sarcoma. Having just celebrated his first birthday, he is still receiving treatment.[/p][p]• [b]Liberty[/b] – after a courageous 13 month battle Liberty lost her battle with Ewing’s, just 2 weeks after celebrating her 14th birthday.[/p][p]• [b]James[/b] – a vibrant and outgoing 20 year old young man with a passion for fashion, fast cars, good food, conversation and the South of France, James was diagnosed with Ewing's in 2016; sadly James lost his battle earlier this year.[/p][p]• [b]Adam[/b] – was a funny, cheeky, kind, selfless man. 17 years ago when he was just 20 he was treated for Ewing’s. Following 16 years in remission the cancer returned and within 3 weeks Adam had passed away.[/p][p]Of course, some patients are lucky enough to be successfully treated, but that treatment can have far reaching effects on their health for years to come as internal organs are subjected to horrendous chemotherapy regimes.[/p][p]And survival rates have not improved significantly over the last 20 years so new treatments are urgently required. But research funding for primary bone cancers like Ewing’s is virtually zero as monies tend to be used to fund research and treatments into more common cancers (see [url=http://www.bcrt.org.uk/news/2018/july/large-uk-cancer-research-charities-reduce-primary-bone-cancer-research-by-a-further-3?dm_i=33LX,R067,2BFFUW,2RIY5]http://www.bcrt.org.uk/news/2018/july/large-uk-cancer-research-charities-reduce-primary-bone-cancer-research-by-a-further-3?dm_i=33LX,R067,2BFFUW,2RIY5[/url]).[/p][p]So if you're unfortunate enough to be diagnosed with Ewing's the outlook is bleak![/p][p]That's why every year we get a boat together to participate in this festival to raise more funds for Ewing's research and this year's intrepid crew are:[/p][p]Roger Alderton, Phil Baines, Clare Bridgewater, Hugh Burton, Hayden Clarke, Sheila Curling, James Dow, Mike Fawcett, Ronnie Henderson, Garry Ince, Shelley Manser, Jack Norris, Sky Norris, Cath Rothwell, Lesley Short, Nigel Short, Allan Wiiliams and Julie Williams. Our drummers are Alasdair Dow and Ellie and Jack Williams.[/p][p]And as usual [b]The Body Shop[/b] from Tunbridge Wells are supporting the charity and their team will be on hand to provide all competitors with hand and back massages throughout the day.[/p][p]We do hope that you will support our cause, donating whatever you can afford, and do remember to pledge Gift Aid if you are eligible.[/p][p]As they say, every little helps![/p][p]And as one of our Ewing's researchers remarked “without the funding from charities, backed by the wonderful support of their fundraisers, [b][u]and their supporters[/u][/b], there would be [b][u]no[/u][/b] research.”[/p][p]If you’d like to know more about the charity, go to [url=http://www.ewings-sarcoma.org.uk/][b]http://www.ewings-sarcoma.org.uk/[/b][/url].[/p][p]Thank you for your support.[/p][p]Nigel Short on behalf of These Bones Are Made For Rowing[/p]
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Event

Personal Challenge Date

08 Sep 2018

Charity

Ewing's Sarcoma Research Trust

Ewing's Sarcoma Research Trust

Supporters

19-Sep-2018

Roanna

Good luck in the race

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

15-Sep-2018

Anonymous

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

13-Sep-2018

Chabelle

Both my husband and I send our deepest condolences

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

13-Sep-2018

Peatland Graham

Well done Shelley and everyone that rowed.

£60.00 plus £15.00 Gift Aid

12-Sep-2018

Paul Williams

Well done Mike

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

11-Sep-2018

Anonymous

Mike F, I presume you were at the head of the boat!!!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

10-Sep-2018

Gladiant Mechanical

Well done Nigel!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

10-Sep-2018

Michael Lee

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

08-Sep-2018

Anonymous

£50.00

08-Sep-2018

Ashley

Great cause guys. Hope your day goes well and that the weather is kind!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Nigel Short

Nigel Short