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Helen Alder

Because dads are heroes too!

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+ £42.50 Gift Aid

123%% Complete
123% of the £150.00 target

Because cancer sucks...and my liver will say thanks haha!

My Story

Thanks for visiting my fundraising page. This January I’m taking on Dryathlon® and raising money for Cancer Research UK. In May 2016, my dad was diagnosed with a glioblastoma IV. If like me, you had/have no idea what that is, it's a big old scary brain tumour. After a 10 hour surgery to remove as much of the tumour as possible, he was up and walking the wards the next day! He went in on the Thursday, operation on the Friday and was home on the Monday! Not a bad effort for a man who turned 68 on the day before he was discharged! We thought the worst was over, then they dropped the dreaded C word in...then the words 12-18 months... 6 weeks of chemo and radiotherapy later, my dad walked me down the aisle at my wedding with 1 more day treatment to go! Everyday is a struggle whilst he's still recovering...stuff you take for granted like enjoying a brew! Chemo massively messes with your taste buds! But he moseys on through like all hero dads do! (He'd tell me to shut up for saying that...or selective deafness would kick in) So seen as he couldn't enjoy a cup of tea for months on end, it's only fair I part with my fave drink (ahem wine), for a measley 31 days! Any donations you lovely folk would like to contribute to keep me motivated and my paws off the vino would be gratefully received! It might go towards helping your hero one day too! Muchos love!


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