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Karen Thursby

Alola Yoga for CRUK 2024

Total raised


+ £131.75 Gift Aid

41%% Complete
41% of the £3,000.00 target

Outdoor Yoga Classes

Sat 31 Aug 2024 - Sun 1 Sep 2024

To help reduce the suffering cancer brings to those affected and those around them - family, friends, colleagues and healthcarers

In memory of

Lola Thursby

My Story

Thanks for taking the time to visit my fundraising page. The annual outdoor yoga event has been developed to embody everything about my Mum - her yoga practice (and kindness- the overriding principle of yoga), her love of baking and her love of her gardens. When I was a child I accompanied my Mum to her yoga classes during school holidays, and in my 20s she encouraged me to start a regular yoga practice, which has supported me through chronic illness as well as regular life events that challenge us all. It was 20 years later, while I was training to become a yoga teacher, my Mum was diagnosed with terminal cancer, hence the annual fundraiser and the naming of my business in her honour. Most friends knew my Mum as Aunty Lola or A. Lola for short and her kindness touched everyone she met; my Dad’s name is Alan and in Sanskrit ‘ALOLA' can be translated as ‘Tranquil’. She had hoped to be live long enough to attend the first event but sadly that wasn't possible. The fundraising has been created in memory of my Mum who died too soon of Bile Duct cancer in 2017. Always in my heart.

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Total raised£1,242.00

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Cancer Research UK is a registered charity in England and Wales (1089464), Scotland (SC041666), the Isle of Man (1103) and Jersey (247). A company limited by guarantee. Registered company in England and Wales(4325234) and the Isle of Man (5713F).

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