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David and Sarah run London 2017

David Knowles
Sarah Knowles


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt]In January 2016 our Mum was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour. After an exceptionally brave fight, Mum lost her battle to cancer in November 2016. [/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt]To run our first London Marathon is our way of demonstrating our support and love for Mum, as well as using our own strength and focus, to achieve a significant goal whilst raising money for The Christie.[/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt]With her family at her side every step of the way, it was the treatment and support from The Christie that helped Mum in her fight and kept her smiling. The Oncology team made a very scary and worrying time for Mum that little bit easier, whilst giving the family a huge amount of support.[/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt]After enduring an intensive course of radiotherapy and chemotherapy, in July 2016 Mum’s condition suddenly deteriorated and she was admitted to The Christie. The care Mum received during this time was exemplary and the nurses went out of their way to make sure she was comfortable, receiving all the treatment she needed. Unfortunately Mum’s condition continued to worsen, she lost the ability to move or communicate and required 24 hour care. [/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt]In contrast to increasing survival rates for other cancers, people dying from brain tumours under the age of 75 has increased. Raising money for The Christie will help fund research into new treatments, including equipment for the [url=http://www.christie.nhs.uk/services/i-to-q/proton-beam-therapy/]proton beam therapy centre[/url] currently under construction at The Christie.[/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt]It is because of the expertise and professionalism shown by the staff at The Christie, and the support they have given the family, that we would like to give something back.[/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor us and donations will be quickly processed and passed to The Christie. 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.[/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt][b]We really appreciate all your support and thank you for your donations.[/b][/p]

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Aug 1, 2017



plus £2.54 Gift Aid

May 22, 2017



plus £6.25 Gift Aid

May 17, 2017



plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 16, 2017

French Will

Awesome results, both on and off the course! All the best.


plus £15.00 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2017

Rachel and Andy Egerton


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2017

Peter and Jackie xx

Well done, an excellent effort for such a worthy cause!


plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2017

Uncle Anthony and Auntie Kate


plus £8.50 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2017


Well done both of you - knowlse was looking comfortable at the 23 mile mark, glad we spotted you


plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2017

Ted Roy

Well done you two, incredible effort xxx


plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Apr 24, 2017

Rowan Elliott

You both did an excellent both with your training and with the dedication on the day. Both of you smashed it even it a very hard last 5miles Sarah.. Big hugs to you both. Your Mum would be so proud of both you xx


plus £55.00 Gift Aid

David Knowles

David Knowles

Sarah Knowles

Sarah Knowles

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