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Adam Hunter

London Marathon 2019

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][i]Update 12noon 21st April: This time next week I'll be about halfway through my first, and I suspect only, London Marathon. I have run over 450km so far in 2019, so if I'm not ready now I never will be, despite having to deal with the small matter of moving house in early April![/i][/p][p][i]Thanks to all those who have supported so far, I will eventually get round to thanking you all individually. Any more donations, large or small, will be gratefully received and will help push me towards my target![/i][/p][p][br][/p][p][b]“[i]Good quality of life while coping with cancer is the most important gift a sick person can receive. It should be available to everyone.”[/i] [/b] Vision of Helen Rollason, 1999.[/p][p]As some of you will be well aware my attitude towards running a marathon has always been something along the lines of “Yes, I could probably do it, but why would anyone want to do that?!”[/p][p]However, in January an opportunity arose to run the London Marathon for the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity. Not only is this a fantastic charity, but also one that provided vital support to my wife Anna, when she was diagnosed with bowel cancer at age 19. As a result, it has been a charity close to her heart, her family’s and, since I met her in 2005, mine too. Over the years we have supported the charity through their various events including raffles, fairs and bike rides but running the marathon gives me the opportunity to raise a significant amount for them.[/p][p]Founded in 1999, the charity is the legacy of BBC broadcaster Helen Rollason and is dedicated to supporting people whose lives are touched by cancer. Their support centres in Essex, London and Hertfordshire are vital in helping people living with cancer. The centres offer a range of complementary therapies to patients in an environment of peace and tranquility, including counselling, reflexology, aromatherapy, manual lymphatic drainage and support groups. The centres are for patients with all types of cancer at all stages, whether newly diagnosed or longer term, throughout and after completion of treatment. [/p][p]Providing support for cancer patients’ emotional well-being alongside their medical treatment continues to be at the core of the charity’s mission.[/p][p]They also support research and clinical drugs trials relating to cancer with an annual grant made to Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford and The North Middlesex Hospital.[/p][p][b]Anna’s Story[/b][/p][p][i]"After being diagnosed with bowel cancer, my treatment plan consisted of two different types of chemotherapy drugs which were administered every other week over a six month period. On my weeks off, I visited the Helen Rollason centre in Chelmsford for reflexology to help with the horrible side effects that come with chemo, such as nausea and insomnia. Each session was tailored to how I was feeling, or what I was struggling with at that time and were a welcome relief. I was especially grateful for the reflexology towards the end of my treatment because the chemo drugs had a cumulative effect, which meant the side effects were stronger after each dose. The staff at the centre were always friendly and ready to listen, or talk if you needed but equally happy if you just wanted to lay there and enjoy the treatment. [/i][/p][p][i]I wholeheartedly agree with the ethos of the charity and over the years I have recommended the centre to friends and know that they have benefited from the counselling and complementary therapies offered. I am grateful that Emu is running the marathon for the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity, hopefully raising their profile and the money to allow others to experience the support and care that I did." [/i][/p][p]Thanks for visiting my page. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p]

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May 8, 2019

Wilcox family

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 3, 2019

Paul H

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 2, 2019

Kai Yeung

Well done for completing the marathon, and in a very good time too! Hope you're pleased, and your body has recovered!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 1, 2019

Becky Brunt

Well done! hope it went well

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2019

Andy K

A quid for each minute under 4 hours :-)

£21.00 plus £5.25 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019

Kathryn Di Piazza

Belated Good Luck Adam and well done!!!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019


Well done, from Dad's mate Jim Jones.


Apr 28, 2019

Vas Veera

Great work Emu!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019


£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019


Good luck!!!! Xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid