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Scarlett's Dragons fundraising page

23 team members

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]In January 2011, my daughter Scarlett, then 6 years old, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL).[/p][p]ALL is the most common form of childhood cancer, affecting somewhere in the region of 500 children in the UK each year. Treatment lasts an extremely long time – two years for girls and three for boys. Whilst the prognosis is generally good, around 20% of those children initially treated will go on to relapse.[/p][p]Sadly, this is what has happened to Scarlett. She had been off treatment for just less than 6 months, when we were devastated to find out that her cancer had returned.[/p][p]Relapsed ALL is harder to treat than the initial disease, and the treatments much harsher. She has since undergone a grueling second round of treatment. From September 2013 until January 2014, Scarlett stayed at hospital, enduring relentless rounds of chemotherapy, steroids and radiotherapy. Throughout December, she barely came home at all, just managing Christmas Day at home before having to be rushed back to hospital at 9pm with a treatment related infection.[/p][p]Having a child with cancer has a devastating impact, both for the child and their family. Scarlett, now 9 years old, has already been having cancer treatment for almost a third of her life. And she will now have to continue treatment for a further two years, making a total of 5 long years of chemotherapy.[/p][p]Throughout this time, we have been tirelessly supported by many people. The staff of the pediatric oncology ward have all been fantastic, as have representatives from many of the children’s cancer charities. But the real stars and those that have kept us going through many difficult times are friends and family. From meals, to company in hospital, to offering playdates and holidays for Scarlett’s brother and sister, everyone has pulled together to offer kindness and support in unending amounts. In 2012, my wife (a complete non-runner) took up the challenge to run the London marathon, in support of a Children’s Cancer Charity, setting the bar by raising an incredible £25,000.[/p][p]So now it is my turn. As ever, friends have turned out in force, and from an initial conversation with a previous Blenheim Tri friend, our team has blossomed to include 22 of Oxford’s finest (thanks Jan, Alex, Colin, Angus, Jez, Will, Jonny, Scott, Enda, Stephen, Mark, Carl, Gareth, Rob, Joe, Patrick, Dan, Toby, Eddie, Kersten & Ally). We are aiming high with our fundraising, as this is a cause which is so close to our hearts. If we can help reach a day when no other family has to go through the pain of having their child diagnosed with leukaemia, then the pain of our training (which at times is quite considerable) will be well worthwhile.[/p][p]Please dig deep and support us in whatever way you can.[/p][p]Many thanks[/p][p]Dan[/p]

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Supporters

25-Sep-2014

Anonymous

Well done to all of you

£7100.00 plus £1775.00 Gift Aid

07-Aug-2014

Anonymous

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

28-Jul-2014

Stewart Tilley

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

24-Jul-2014

Nick Wilson

Wishing you well Scarlett

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

10-Jul-2014

Marky Smith

Sorry to take so long to do this.... Great achievement to you and all the Dragons. Why, you event look fit in the event photos (in the fitness sense that is!). Money raised for some great causes. Cheers

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

04-Jul-2014

Ralph Kanza

Well done Dan

£300.00 plus £75.00 Gift Aid

01-Jul-2014

Jason Holden

Well done Mark to you and everyone

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

30-Jun-2014

james wyman

Go Joe.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

27-Jun-2014

Mark peedell

Just a little donation from the Dragon Catering team, from our World Cup sweep stake

£32.00

27-Jun-2014

val lowman

Well done Dan

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Dan Clarkson

Dan Clarkson

Kersten Pucks

Kersten Pucks

Wendy Welpton

Wendy Welpton

Toby Burton

Toby Burton

Annabel Bowling

Annabel Bowling

Alastair Bowden

Alastair Bowden

Carl Vine

Carl Vine

Eddie Steel

Eddie Steel

Dan Ison

Dan Ison

Enda McVeigh

Enda McVeigh

Joe Miles

Joe Miles

Colin Greenwood

Colin Greenwood

Jonathan Bowling

Jonathan Bowling

Rob Stringer

Rob Stringer

Jan Ponsford

Jan Ponsford

Jeremy Blanchard

Jeremy Blanchard

Angus Metcalfe

Angus Metcalfe

stephen westbrook

stephen westbrook

Alex Sternberg

Alex Sternberg

Scott Welpton

Scott Welpton

Gareth Jones

Gareth Jones

William Allen

William Allen

Mark Lambert

Mark Lambert