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Running 50km as a pack of crayons

Wed 1 Dec 2021 - Sat 31 Dec 2022

#CrayolaRunner: adding colour (and a smile) to your day!

Ami Taylor

Total raised

£866.00

+ £111.25 Gift Aid

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86% of the £1,000.00 target
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Distance travelled 782 km

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Total raised£866.00
Online£700.00
Offline£166.00

With Cancer Research UK Giving Pages more of the money raised goes towards beating cancer sooner. Aside from the credit and debit card fees, every penny donated goes to Cancer Research UK.

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I am running 50km dressed as a box of crayons for Cancer Research UK Early Diagnosis fund.

In memory of

Kirk Taylor, Andy Bell & Keith Bell

My Story

My goal is to create some smiles and cheer a few people's days while raising money to improve the early diagnosis of cancer. *Picture of outfit coming soon!* The pandemic has shone a light on the risks associated with not having effective early diagnosis for cancer and catching it early can make such a difference. We need additional funding to help improve early diagnosis systems as well as encouragement to patients to go to the doctor ASAP if they feel something is not right. You are not bothering anyone. I will be running at the following events: July 17th 2022 - Reading 10km Race For Life 30th July - 5km Marlborough Parkrun 6th August - 5km Newbury Parkrun 27th August - 5km Andover Parkrun 3rd September - 5km Lydiard Parkrun Reading Prospect Parkrun (5k) TBC Hungerford High Street Run (27/7/22 - 5k) Further runs TBC Various training runs looking in the town of Hungerford... If you would like me to dedicate a kilometre of my run to a loved one, please sponsor me a minimum of £2 and add your loved one's name either in the comments box or on the dedication page comments which can be found at https://www.aewfineart.co.uk/crayolarunner --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2021 was a challenging year. January started with both my Father in Law, Kirk and my Uncle Andy being diagnosed with cancer. Kirk passed away after a very short illness in March 2021. Andy died at the end of September 2021. They were both under 60. Saying goodbye to two much loved family members, both taken too young, with little warning and amidst a pandemic is hard. Kirk had been a big part of my life for over 15 years and wasn't there for a Grandad cuddle on my daughter's first birthday. Andy, was the Uncle that always made you laugh, with whom I shared my passion for nature and the outdoors. We also lost my Grandad, Keith, just before the pandemic. Not sure what he would have made of the whole saga, but he sure would have hated being stuck inside after a life outdoors in all weathers on the farm. Many of you will also, like me, have several other friends or relatives who are undergoing treatment as we speak, as 1 in 2 of us will join the not-so-exclusive cancer club at some point. This was due to be a half marathon at the start of 2022, but as I am still battling a tendinopathy, my physio has advised against this. I am not one to give up or let people down, so I am still very much running, but with a bit of a pivot of plans and comical twist! Thanks for taking the time to read my story. I hope my running made you smile.

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Diagnosing cancer early

Spotting cancer early improves the chances of successful treatment. That's why Cancer Research UK is doing everything it can to ensure that more people are diagnosed at an earlier stage. Your donation can help fund research into screening tests and other ways to detect cancer early.

Latest updates

Total raised£866.00
Online£700.00
Offline£166.00

With Cancer Research UK Giving Pages more of the money raised goes towards beating cancer sooner. Aside from the credit and debit card fees, every penny donated goes to Cancer Research UK.

All donations made to this page will automatically be transferred to Cancer Research UK.

CAUSE

Diagnosing cancer early

Spotting cancer early improves the chances of successful treatment. That's why Cancer Research UK is doing everything it can to ensure that more people are diagnosed at an earlier stage. Your donation can help fund research into screening tests and other ways to detect cancer early.

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