Sam Varnam

Sam Varnam

I ran a 10k Wild Warrior X Runner for TCT.


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Hey, my names Sam, I'm a 17 year old Media and Psychology a level studant and In February 2017 I was diagnosed with olfactory neuroblastoma at the QMC hospital in Nottingham. It was a shock to the system for me and my whole family as we had never really experienced something like this before. It was a tough time for all of us, we were worried, scared and didn't know where to go from that point, then a new friendly face approached us; this was Bex a teenage cancer trust youth support worker. She was friendly, happy and helpful at easing us into the whole process of being in hospital and receiving treatment, she helped us calm down and adjust to the situation and helped the hospital feel more like home. If ever you were feeling down, worried or just a bit boerd Bex was there to help with your problems and keep you going. Bex helped with many problems that I was having whilst in hospital, such as when I wasn't eating and she would order pizza in, to the time she organised for me and two of my friends to go to a festival for my birthday, she was always there to help support you and cheer you up.[/p][p]Along side Bex the Teenage Cancer Trust had provided many other items to help you feel more at home whilst in hospital. There are televisions and game consoles by each bed and a wi-fi connection through out the teen area. And just next door to the bed area was a specialised teen room containing a HD television, different types of game consoles, a pool table, board games and many more. This whole area helped you feel more relaxed and at home and it really helped with the situation.[/p][p]Before I was diagnosed I was an out going, active sporty person and now I have finished my treatment I have reprised that role which inspired me to do this Obstacle course in September, I have always wanted to run one and after this shock I have finally decided to get up and do it.[/p][p]Whilst planning this challenge I had realised that I had a brilliant opportunity to help give back to the charity that had helped me out so much over the past year and thats exactly what I have decided to do. I want to help this great cause so they can provide the attention and care they gave to me to every other teenager suffering with a cancer diagnosis in the uk.[/p][p]Whilst doing this challenge I am being supported by friends that are going to help me accomplish my goal of completing this run. First off there is Caroline - I am doing this to both support Sam in fundraising for this fantastic Charity and I have also been affected by cancer myself so am always interested in raising awareness of this terrible illness but also to promote life, living and having fun with friends and family. Life is short and we should try and enjoy everyday...... I also want to beat Sam in the race (but don't tell him!!) Secondly, we have a group of lovely people from Impact Physiotherapy who didn't read the small print about the event (cold wet mud over distance) but were more than happy to be a part of the team to support Sam in raising money for The Teenage Cancer Trust. We are also joined by Eva. A lovely lady who worked with my mum and Caroline and who doesn't quite know what she's let herself in for![/p][p]Together we aim to raise as much money as possible for the Teenage Cancer Trust.[/p][p]Thank you for reading and I hope that you will donate to my worthy cause.[/p][p][b]22nd September 2018[/b][/p][p]Caroline Scott, Eva Johnson, Theresa Critchlow and Impact Physio: [/p][p]These amazing people supported me in running the Wild Warrior X Runner. 10k including 72 wet and muddy obstacles. All on a cold and miserable Saturday morning. It was hard going but we helped each other along and had a great time. By the time we finished we were freezing cold, very wet and very dirty but absolutely elated. [/p][p]As you can see from the pictures below re ran in TCT t-shirts, raising awareness of the charity.[/p][p]At the time of writing this the fund raising page stands at £1470. And I know there is more to come. Thank you to everyone who has donated. This will make a difference to young people staying on a TCT unit in the future. [/p][p]We have done our run now but the fund raising page will stay open for another 90 days. Please donate if you can. I would really like to get close to my target of £3000.[/p][p][br][/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

22 Sep 2018


Nov 5, 2018

Codnor Parish Council

Well done from Codnor Parish Council. Please contact our Clerk Andrew - as we would like to invite you to one of our meetings. 01332 660179


Oct 26, 2018

Last of the cakes


Oct 24, 2018

KingswayNTU coffee tea and cake day


Oct 19, 2018

Jo at Notions

Well done Sam and team.


Oct 14, 2018

Impact Physio

Balance from the Impact Physio cake sale Thanks for letting us tag along for the x-runner same again next year!!


Sep 26, 2018


Well done Sam! Xxx


plus £83.85 Gift Aid

Sep 25, 2018


Well done Sam, you're an inspiration x


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 23, 2018


Well done everyone xx


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 22, 2018


Well done Sam and team, fabulous job x


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 22, 2018

Caroline and Rachel

Lets do this!! Ooh Rah!!


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

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