It’s been a very busy summer for our supporters who’ve pulled out all the stops to raise awareness and funds:

– Aug 12th: Ollie Carlisle ran a gruelling 50K ultra marathon in memory of Bev Pearce. An amazing achievement which Ollie describes as ‘a genuine challenge ’ and
‘more than double anything I’ve ever raced before, and over difficult, hilly terrain’. He raised £1572

– Aug 18th: Having grown her hair even longer than usual, Lizzy Dawson finally had 14 inches chopped off and raised £1421 in memory of her father. The hair was donated to the Little Princess Trust who make wigs for young cancer sufferers

– Sept 1st: Jordan Perry took part in the Beginner to Winner Boxing event, raising £586, in honour of his Mother who has been diagnosed with CUP

– Sept 9th: We had a fantastic turnout for this year’s Great North Run – Ongoing fundraiser Mark Stow and his wife ran in memory of his sister Nicky; Chris Carrigan and his son Mark ran their 4th GNR and chose to support CUP Foundation this year raising £648; Steve Ingram ran in memory of his Father, who died of CUP last year, and raised £383

– Sept 28th: To tie in with Awareness Week Dawn Platt, the indefatigable and very brave CUP Nurse Specialist at York, took a leap from a plane at 10,000 feet and at 100 miles per hour! I’m not sure many people would take on such a challenge, but afterwards Dawn said: ‘I keep smiling to myself that I have done this. It was an amazing day, the weather was great, the views from 10,000 feet were phenomenal but I’m not in a hurry to repeat it. I’m lucky to have been able to do it and if it helps the patients I care for that’s all matters’.
Without stopping for breath, Dawn then held a Charity Games Night on Oct 12th. Over the two events she raised £2719

– Sept 30th: Friends & family of Heidi Waters pulled on their trainers and took part in the Barns Green Half Marathon & 10K in her memory. As her sister Kate said: ‘Heidi was a great runner herself having completed the London marathon and the Barns Green several times and she knew that friends and family were going to run this race for CUP in her name….so we had better do it! They certainly did her proud with 5 runners completing the half marathon and 7 the 10K raising £3290 between them

– Oct 14th: CUP Nurse Specialist Caroline Thomas ran the Birmingham Half Marathon with her husband Allan and raised £436. She said that she chose ‘CUP (Cancer of Unknown Primary) foundation as our charity as I see daily how the impact of this diagnosis affects patients within my job role’

– Nov 5th: Harrison Helyer held a cake sale in memory of his nan Noreen during his school lunchtime break at Brakendale School Bracknell. He raised a total of £200

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