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David Harrison

David's Giving Page

Total raised


+ £146.25 Gift Aid

191%% Complete
191% of the £500.00 target

2019 Simplyhealth Great North Run

Sun 8 Sep 2019 - Sun 8 Sep 2019

My Story

Cancer has touched almost everyone in some way, directly or indirectly. I lost my father to the disease several years ago and my mother has undergone treatment over the years for different forms of cancer. It’s this personal experience combined with the impact at work that has prompted me to pick up my running shoes to prepare for this year’s Great North Run to raise money for Cancer Research UK. The disease can have a devastating impact on individuals, family, friends along with work colleagues. As MD at Helping Hands I’ve seen this impact in the workplace. We recently lost a member of staff to the disease, and elsewhere have staff receiving treatment and some members in remission. I am sure that outside of work a significant number of you will also know people in similar circumstances. Continuing research means new medicines and treatments are coming to market, making some significant and steady in-roads into battling certain forms of cancer. It’s important that this valuable work continues and is financially supported to either save more lives or help extend the lives of people, so they can spend more time with their loved ones. I last tackled the GNR in 2005 and the legs definitely feel the pounding a little more than they did back then. Any support you can give – to me for Cancer Research UK - will be greatly appreciated.


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