Jersey 5k 2019
26 May 2019

Emma's Race for Life

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Emma Critchley

Total raised


+ £470.00 Gift Aid

4380 Complete
4380% of £100.00 target

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I'm taking part in Race for Life to raise money for cancer research, so that we can find a cure in my lifetime. Plus, I really want to show Phyllis who is boss. #PissOffPhyllis.

I'm only too aware that Cancer is happening right now. At the start of 2019 I was diagnosed with bowel cancer.

I am a young mum of two girls. I've always maintained a healthy lifestyle and if there was a healthy bandwagon I was on it! However, cancer doesn't care about that. It is indiscriminate. It doesn't care about your hopes and dreams. It swoops in and turns your life upside down.

Dealing with bowel cancer is scary, facing your own mortality is terrifying. I want to be here for my girls, husband and family. Yet, I know that this cancer could rob me of that.

At this present time I am in the middle of chemo and with that comes a whole host of challenges, both physical and mental. Chemo can make you feel as if you aren't in control of your body. This race is me reclaiming control of my life. This is me telling Phyllis (my bowel tumour) to piss off!

I'm taking part in a Race for Life 5k to raise money and save lives, and I want to make my family proud, especially my two girls.

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, so please sponsor me now.

Latest updates


JERSEY GIRLS Run - Charity Challenge



Can’t wait to have you back running with us #pissoffphyllis


Fran Houghton



Well done on your Race for Life!


David Quill



+£12.50 Gift Aid

Well done Emma 💪💪


Lisa Cornwell



+£2.50 Gift Aid

You are such an inspiring, amazing lady! Well done for completing the race and also for kicking the butt of Phyllis!


Adrian Charles Carr





David and Helen Morris



+£12.50 Gift Aid

If attitude knocks out Phyllis she's already on the canvass.

We're with you all the way.

Total raised£4,380.00



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