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Christine Easthall

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My story

[p]Hello! [/p][p]Thank you for taking the time to read my page. [/p][p]I have set this page up to raise sponsorship for when I complete the London Marathon 2019 (yes you read correctly!)[/p][p]I have chosen to raise money for Bowel Cancer UK in memory of my Dad, Geoff Wright. My Dad was a fit and healthy man who was diagnosed in his early fifties with bowel cancer back in 2008. Unfortunately by the time he was diagnosed the cancer had already spread. Dad was a true soldier and fought bravely for nearly 2 years before passing away at the age of 56. [/p][p]Fortunately much has changed in healthcare relating to bowel cancer since. One fantastic change is that England and Wales announced last year that the bowel cancer screening age will be lowered from 60 down to 50 following recommendations. Hopefully this will mean that cancers can be detected earlier making it easier to treat. Who knows if this would have made things different for Dad.[/p][p]Bowel Cancer UK were active in campaigning for this change and work hard to support individuals and their families. The charity also spread awareness of the disease and work hard to give people information and try and reduce the embarrassment and stigma that many people have towards it. By making people more aware and helping them feel more comfortable taking that step to be checked over this will help people get treatment sooner making their prognosis much better. I am so thankful to be given such an amazing opportunity that will help raise money for such a deserving charity and help them to continue to do such great things. [/p][p]My Dad passed away 2 months before I was due to finish my nursing degree and missed a lot of milestones in my adult life including my graduation, first car, first house purchase, my wedding and of course meeting his grandsons. I would love for this to raise awareness and help stop someone else from missing so much.[/p][p]Many people will know that we also lost my mother in law Wendy Easthall to cancer at the end of last year. Wendy was also young and full of life having just turned 50 when she was diagnosed and fought bravely defying doctors for 3 and a half years. Carl and I have both lost a parent to cancer with them both passing at a young age. Any money that can be raised to help advances in treatment and prevent other people from having these experiences would be so helpful in achieving this.[/p][p]Those of you who know me will know that I am no athlete and am not remotely sporty. Over the last couple of years especially I have become pretty out of shape. This amazing opportunity has given me a kick up the backside to get fit and healthy again, what more motivation could I need. I may not be the fastest or break any records but I am committed to the challenge and can't wait to cross that finish line. [/p][p]I have a plan in place and I'm ready to go. Currently I'm running 4 times a week with a long run at the weekend and doing 2 PT sessions a week. This is unheard of for me and hopefully shows my dedication in rising to the challenge. [/p][p]I have set up an instagram account to document my marathon journey, the page is aptly named @couchpotatotorunnerbean if you would like to give me a follow. I will be posting everything on there, so please have a look to see how I'm getting on and have a giggle at some of my photos. All my runs are also being logged on strava.[/p][p]I am organising a fundraising night which will be held at the Blue and Gold (Kings Lynn FC) on Saturday 16th March. More details to follow.[/p][p]Thank you for taking the time to read my story, I would be grateful for any sponsorship however small, you know what they say, every little helps![/p][p]Christine x[/p]

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May 12, 2019

Christine

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2019

Tom Calow

A fantastic achievement. Well done Christine!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2019

Anonymous

Well done! Great achievement! David, Lynne, Alfie & Archie Edgson

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019

Asda Boston Collegues

From Asda Boston colleagues -well done!

£208.50

Apr 29, 2019

Shirley Davies

£4.00 plus £1.00 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019

Helen and Gavin xx

Well done Christine x

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019

James

Your amazing, well done!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Christian Ayling

Well done Christine, you are an inspiration x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Lucy

Congratulations, what an achievement x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Lisa n wayne

Good luck Christine go girl xx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid