So many of our dear friends and family have had their lives impacted by cancer. 9 months ago we lost our dad to pancreatic cancer and just recently our cousin has been diagnosed with T cell leukemia.
1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Every single pound you donate makes a difference to Cancer Research UK’s groundbreaking work.
Dad left us peacefully on the 7th of October 2016 at home, with family and friends by his side.
Born on the 22nd of August 1954 to his loving parents, Maysie and Oswald Senanayake, dad was brother to Priyadarshini, Dharini and Sriani and soon to be Susantha and Hasita.
He was a memorable and athletic student of St.Joseph's College, Colombo, Sri Lanka. His further education continued in London where he graduated as a Marine Engineer and began his passion and career as an engineer.
Dad embarked on the next step in his life and got married in the spring of 1983, followed by the birth of three girls - Charlene, Shohani & Dinali.
With the change in lifestyle, so was a change in occupation as a Services Manager. The adventures as a family continued along with dad's success in his career and resulted to relocation to the United Arab Emirates in the mid 90s. As time went on he returned to Portsmouth in the early 2000s and soon after returned to his passion as a merchant navy officer.
Dad enjoyed a hearty laugh, dancing along to baila with his loved ones with a bottle of Johnny Walker. His interests included cricket, rugby, current affairs and being an active member to the Old Joes' community. He also engaged in a number of charitable organisations from the Maharagama Cancer Hospital in Sri Lanka to the RNLI.
We have lost a wonderful father, brother, husband, friend and ambassador to many charities who can never be replaced.
To help fight against this horrible disease that has taken away our nearest and dearest, please help us raise money for Cancer Research by sponsoring me run 5K - in the mud!
Where your money goes:
Each step we make towards beating cancer relies on each pound donated. Here are some examples of how the money you raise can help us become cancer’s worst nightmare:
- £20 covers the cost of running Cancer Chat for one hour
- £30 is the cost of running a cervical cancer trial for one day
- £80 buys a bunsen burner which can help our scientists to ignite ground-breaking research
- £300 can pay for special chemicals called antibodies, to light up microscopic parts of the cell
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