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Kilimanjaro for Cancer

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Total raised so far £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

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[p][b]Thank you for taking the time to visit my fundraising page.[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt][/b][/p][p][b]In September 2016 I will be attempting to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world, in memory of my wife Beata who tragically died of ovarian cancer at the age of just 41 in October 2015.  I will be raising money to give something back to two charities that did more than any other to support Beata during her fight against her cancer and during the final weeks of her life under palliative care - [i]Yes To Life[/i] and the [i]Princess Alice Hospice[/i].[/b][/p][p][b][lt]br /[gt][/b][/p][p][/p][hr/][p][/p][p][/p][p][span=font-size: small;][b][lt]span style="color: #f37529;"[gt][lt]span style="font-size: medium;"[gt]Yes To Life[/span][lt]/span[gt][/b][lt]/span[gt][/p][p][lt]br /[gt]Like most people with ovarian cancer, Beata was given a very poor prognosis and very few options right from the start, so she was forced to turn to experimental and unproven treatments outside of the NHS to give herself more hope.  To try to get support with the funding and fundraising for this we approached 25 cancer charities asking for help but only one was able to provide the help we needed - the cancer charity [i]Yes To Life[/i].   There were plenty of cancer charities offering a sympathetic ear but, while it was reassuring to know that this was available, Beata didn't want help to die, she wanted help to live - help to stand up and fight against the odds rather than just accept defeat.  [i]Yes To Life[/i] was the only cancer charity that gave her that - practical advice and financial help to keep fighting, despite everything.  That's why I want to raise money for [i]Yes To Life[/i], so that it can continue to support other cancer patients who have few options and who can't get the support they need from the mainstream cancer charities. [lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt][span=font-size: medium font-weight;][lt]span style="font-size: medium;"[gt][b][lt]span style="color: #f37529;"[gt]Princess Alice Hospice[/span][/b][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][/p][p][lt]br /[gt]I also want to raise money for the [i]Princess Alice Hospice[/i], which helped to look after Beata in the final weeks of her life.  Beata had to endure enormous pain and suffering during this time but we couldn´t have asked for a better place to be looked after than the [i]Princess Alice Hospice[/i].  It was a hideous process for her to go through and agonising for me watching her suffer, but the hospice nurses were quite literally angels amongst all of this sadness and despair - they did everything they could to ease Beata's suffering while helping us all to make the most of her final days with great sensitivity and compassion.  Shortly after Beata moved to the hospice she said to me "We were so lucky to get this".  That's how we both felt - grateful to have had access to such wonderful care in a calm and peaceful environment.  Sadly the hospice already can't meet the demand for its services and as 75% of their funding comes from charitable donations, I want to do what I can to help them to reach out to more people in need.[/p][p][/p][lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt][url=http://www.kilimanjaroforcancer.co.uk/][lt]img title="Kilimanjaro for Cancer" src="https://static.plotaroute.com/images/KilimanjaroforCancer.jpg" alt="" width="399" height="262" /[gt][/url][/p][p][lt]br /[gt]So, please, please give generously if you can.  These are two very worthy charities which none of us hope to need, but which all of us would be very grateful for if we did, as indeed Beata was.  I will be paying for all my own costs for the trip so all of your donation will go directly to the charities I'm supporting.  And please tick the Gift Aid box if you can as the Government will then add 25p for every pound donated.[/p][p][lt]br /[gt]If you would like to follow my progress on this challenge, please take a look at my [b]Kilimanjaro for Cancer[/b] website at: [url=http://www.kilimanjaroforcancer.co.uk/]www.kilimanjaroforcancer.co.uk[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt][/url][i][span=color: #f37529;][b]Thank you to everyone who has donated so far - I wish I could thank you all in person.  Your donations will help people with cancer who are facing the most desparate of situations, where life has little hope, so it means a great deal.[/b][/span][/i][/p][p][i][span=color: #f37529;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/i][/p]

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Supporters

07-Oct-2016

Wenesday Rockie

Well done John

£10.00

24-Sep-2016

Caroline and Rob

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

22-Sep-2016

Anonymous

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

22-Sep-2016

Neil

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

20-Sep-2016

Kate

Good luck and all the best!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

19-Sep-2016

Yvette

Good luck!

£10.00

15-Sep-2016

Paul

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

15-Sep-2016

Suzanne & Claire

So impressed with what you're doing John, you're amazing!

£20.00

15-Sep-2016

Sue De Cesare

Can't wait to see you up that hill - thanks for your support - you are amazing

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

15-Sep-2016

Anonymous

Go on John. Amazing.