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James Lovelace

James Lovelace

James is running the 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

[lt]p style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"[gt]Thank you for visiting my page. My name is James and I am married with 3 boys aged 5, 2 and 2 weeks at the time of writing. I am running the Virgin London Marathon in April 2017 to raise money for Cancer Research UK[/p] [lt]p style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"[gt][span=font-weight: bolder;]My Story[/span][/p] [lt]p style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"[gt]In April 2015 my world was turned upside down when competely out of the blue after an operation to remove a mole I was diagnosed with Melanoma, the most deadly type of skin cancer. To say this was a shock would be a massive understatement, and I suddenly was faced with the reality that I had a life threatening disease[/p] [lt]p style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"[gt]An operation to remove a large chunk of skin around the area on my lower leg and to conduct a lymph node biopsy revelaed more bad news in the fact that the cancer had spread further up my leg. A third operation this time to remove all the lymph nodes from my left leg. [/p] [lt]p style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"[gt]After more anxious weeks of waiting, I finally had some good news: after around 50 hospital appointments, 3 operations and 5 months of wondering if I was possibly not going to see 2016 or beyond, all signs of the cancer had now been eradicated and I was as clear as I could expect[/p] [lt]p style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"[gt]Last year I ran the London Marathon in support of Macmillan Cancer Support, and raised £10,000. I fully planned for this to be a one off, and draw a line under things once I finished. (It was hard! The furthest I'd ever run before this was 3 miles at school!) But I soon realised that there isnt really ever a line drawn under cancer, and in my case I am never really able to put this experience in the past as I am constantly reminded, like others, that something may come back at any time in the future, and I have checks every 3 months as a result, which is something I am learning to live with.[/p] [lt]p style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"[gt]I also realised the main aim surely has to be finding a cure for this horrible illness, that affects so many of us. Which is why I got in touch with Cancer Research and applied for a marathon place. [/p] [lt]p style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"[gt]I dont really ever curse my luck and spend too much time wondering why this happened to me, more often I am just thankful that I am around and able to try and live a relatively normal life, when so many others cannot. I think that I probably have one more shot at running the marathon whilst my body still allows me to, and my experience with cancer is still relatively recent. [/p] [lt]p style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"[gt][span=font-weight: bold;]So why am I running the London Marathon?[/span][/p] [lt]p style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"[gt]Primarily to raise money for this amazing charity. Statistically 1 in 3 of us will be affected by cancer at some point in our lives, which seems unbelievable really. The work undertaken by Cancer Research is focused on winning the battle against cancer and ultimately finding a cure[/p][lt]p style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"[gt][/p] [lt]p style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"[gt][span=font-weight: bolder;]I am aiming to raise £4,000.[/span][/p][lt]p style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"[gt]This could make a real difference to the work that Cancer Research UK carry out. Currently 2 in every 4 people diagnosed with cancer survive. That means 2 also dont. The aim is to increase this to 3 in ever 4 within the next 15 years. Your donation would help to fund this work, and could make a real difference to someone affected by cancer[/p][lt]p style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"[gt]Thank you so much for reading, I really appreciate all the support and thank you for any donations[/p][lt]p style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"[gt]James[/p][lt]p style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"[gt][/p]

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Supporters


May 10, 2017

Anonymous

Well done James!

£26.00

plus £6.50 Gift Aid


May 2, 2017

Anonymous

Yes brother. Amazing work. So sorry dude that's it's so late, couldn't find time to do it in Singapore. Wicked time you got bro. I'll give u the shirts when I see you next back at lode. Big up

£100.00


Apr 30, 2017

Pat and Peter Arnold

Well done, James

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Apr 30, 2017

Bob and Mary Osborne

Well run, James

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Apr 30, 2017

Charlotte Beeton - Lode

Well done, James

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Apr 25, 2017

Anonymous

A little extra to get you over your target! Congratulations xx

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Apr 24, 2017

The Timms family

Well done champ! Loads of love the Timms' xxx

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Apr 24, 2017

Niamh

Well done James !


Apr 24, 2017

Liv Rowe

Well Done!

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Apr 23, 2017

Jamie

Well done James!!

£25.00

plus £6.25 Gift Aid

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