After sadly losing her father, David, to pancreatic cancer in 2016; Jess, along with her mother Carole, have been tireless supporters of Pancreatic Cancer Action and we just wanted to take a moment to appreciate all of the vital funds and awareness they have raised for the disease.
32 miles in one day!
Earlier this month on the 5th of May, Jess and her friend Alex took part in the Isle of Wight Half Challenge which involved walk 32 miles in just one day. Jess said:
“A hill walking challenge seems apt to raise money in his memory as he continued to walk in the hills with my Mum, something he loved doing, long after his diagnosis. If I can channel just a teeny bit of his strength and stoicism, this walk should be a breeze…”
After lots of long walks to prepare, Jess and Alex managed to exceed their fundraising target with an amazing total of £681.33! Click here for Jess’ fundraising page.
Last June, Carole organised a cafe to raise funds and awareness of pancreatic cancer and in memory of her dear husband, David. The event raised nearly £800 for Pancreatic Cancer Action and Nightingale House Hospice by selling cakes and clothes. The event was so successful that it will be running again this year!
Carole says: “We are running our annual community cafe in our village to commemorate David, on Saturday June 16th this year, in aid of Pancreatic Cancer Action. The village is also creating a garden next to the village hall, with a specially commissioned oak seat in David’s memory, as he did so much to improve the village hall”.
David and Carole also got involved with our Abraxane campaign as they were determined to let people know how the drug considerably improved his condition. They both helped raise awareness on our website, social media and the press. You can read more about David’s experience here.