A team of 8 employees from Advanced Maintenance Ltd in Reading will be tackling the Tough Mudder race on May 6th hoping to raise awareness and funds for the charity Pancreatic Cancer Action.
Over the past few years Advanced Maintenance UK Ltd have been raising a lot of money for various charities but
this year is a charity very close to their hearts as one of their runners, Georgie, has seen her dad diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year. Georgie’s dad, Tony Witchalls, known as Big T, has completed chemotherapy and radiotherapy to try and reduce the tumour before he goes in for his operation on the 13th April.
Marc, the Fundraising Co-ordinator, says “A lot of people on the team are related to or know Tony so this is a cause very close to our hearts and we want to do all that we can to support him.”
“We have a further 9 family members and friends of Tony running with us on the day and have a lot more supporting us on the side-line to cheer us on.”
Their team includes Georgie(daughter), Abbie (friend), Bradley(Nephew), Marc (Brother-in-law), Kellie, Ricky, Jenna & Scott, James(Son-in-law), Michael (Son), Jody (Nephew), Jake (Nephew), Joe (Family) Danielle (Family), Chris (Friend), John (Friend).
Pancreatic cancer is the UK’s 5th biggest cancer killer. The survival rate is just 5% which is the lowest of any cancer.
Pancreatic Cancer Action is committed to working towards earlier diagnosis of the disease so that surgery, currently the only cure, is made available to the sufferer. The charity fund research into early diagnosis, provide medical education programmes, and launch awareness campaigns.
Ali Stunt, Founder of Pancreatic Cancer Action, said: “We are delighted that the team from Advanced Maintenance are giving their time to support Pancreatic Cancer Action. I am so sorry to hear about Georgie’s Dad but wish him the best of luck in his treatment.”
”We rely solely on donations from the public and thanks to people like Marc, Georgie and the team that we can continue our vital work. Please back them in their fundraising efforts so that we can continue research into early diagnosis and raise awareness of pancreatic cancer.”
To sponsor the team please visit their Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Marc-Cox4