Tony Calwell

Tony Calwell

London marathon

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Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]04.10.2021 UPDATE[/p][p]I am now home after a great day yesterday completing the marathon. The weather was fab and the crowds were amazing! Did it in 4 hours 4 minutes 30 seconds! Thanks for all your support! [/p][p][br][/p][p]Thanks for visiting my fundraising page! [/p][p]I found out I had a place to run the London marathon in October 2018 but after putting it off a year because I was injured, it was then delayed due to Covid and I am finally getting to run it three years later![/p][p]I am running to raise money for the Red Cross and St Michael's Hospice, Hereford. They were charities supported by my late sister in law Alison who was a great fundraiser but who sadly died last year.[/p][p]Alison (Ali) was born in March 1971, daughter to John and Olive James. She went to Kingstone High School, followed by Hereford Sixth Form and then gained a degree from St Catherine’s College, Oxford. After developing a career in European Sales & Marketing she returned to Hereford in 2002 to join the family business with her father & brother – RSS Hereford, later she became MD of the Company. She met Dave later that year and they were married in St Lucia in October 2003. Rory was born in February 2005 and Erin in May 2007. In 2009 the family moved to the small village of Hampton Bishop, just outside of Hereford.[/p][p]Ali was diagnosed in 2010 with breast cancer, she underwent two operations and treatment which included six courses of chemotherapy and 15 doses of radio therapy. She fought the disease with a positive outlook and “never give up” attitude. She gave up work and focused time and energy to the family and various fundraising activities. Ali helped to raise £1,000’s for worthy causes such as the School PTFA, Breast Cancer Haven, Macmillan, Red Cross and St Michaels Hospice, Hereford.[/p][p] [/p][p]In 2015, when Ali was diagnosed with bone cancer she underwent further treatment but within a couple of years the disease had spread to her liver. She tried various treatments and the family all remained hopeful that the disease could somehow be controlled. Early in 2020 scans showed that the latest drugs were unable to stop the growth of the tumours so the last resort was to try chemo therapy. Ali visited the oncology unit in Cheltenham just before the Whitsun BH in May 2020 for some help and treatment, this was the week before she had her first chemo treatment at home. Despite everyone’s best efforts her body was unable to fight any more and a week later she was admitted to the hospice. Sadly Ali passed away on 12th June 2020 with Dave by her side.[/p][p]Despite all the difficulties of COVID and restrictions during last year Ali’s “socially distant” funeral was attended by over 250 people, such was the connection and love of many people. The family were very much comforted by this and of course the help and support that St Michaels Hospice gave her in those final days.[/p]
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Oct 4, 2021

Vicky

Well done Tony!

£26.20

plus £6.55 Gift Aid


Oct 4, 2021

DN

Well done Tony!

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Oct 4, 2021

Faye

Well Done Tony

£10.00


Oct 3, 2021

Anonymous

Well done this is amazing and I hope your legs aren’t too sore!

£5.00


Oct 3, 2021

Vics

Good luck Tony!

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Oct 2, 2021

Val and Rich

Hope race goes well

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Oct 2, 2021

Jake and Liv

Good Luck Tony! Jake and Liv

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Oct 2, 2021

Richard & Paula

Good luck mate

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Oct 2, 2021

Alan

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Oct 2, 2021

All the Harrises

Good luck Tony!

£31.50

plus £7.88 Gift Aid

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