London - Blackheath 10k 2018
1 Jul 2018

Francesca's Race for Life

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Francesca Newman

Total raised


+ £112.50 Gift Aid

166 Complete
166% of £300.00 target

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In memory of

My Nanny Jean & Grandad

On February 11th 2017 me and my family lost my beloved Nanny Jean to myelofibrosis (blood cancer,) and a lot more. She was a really ill lady but a true inspirational & independent one. She lost her husband (my grandad Bernard) at the age of 48 to a brain tumor but with 3 boys she continued to raise them proudly and live her life like he would of wanted her too. She never let anyone know she had something wrong with her and continued her life like she would. At the age of 79 still going to bluewater and days out with the WI, she fought right until the last minute but unfortunately there was nothing left the doctors could do. She passed away with complete dignity and 17 close family members round her. I can’t even begin to explain how much heartbreak my family went through. She is now having a party up there with her absolute world.. grandad Bernard.

On 9th September 7 months later, my grandad passed away from COPD. Although this isn’t technically a cancer it acted strongly like one. Watching him suffer, not being able to walk, talk and do his daily activities like we all take for granted was indescribable. He passed away with complete dignity also with his wife (my nan) beside him. Seeing my nan lose the love of her life that she’s been with since the age of 13 to 77 made me realise how valuable life is and how it is so important to be positive and live each day like it’s your last.

So with that, I’m here stepping out of my comfort zone and trying to raise as much money as I can to BEAT CANCER. There is a cure out there and everybody doing the race for life needs your support!

Thank you for reading my story.
Lots of Love

Cancer is happening right now, which is why I'm taking part in a Race for Life 10k to raise money and save lives.

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.

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Latest updates


Caroline Churchman



+£5.00 Gift Aid

Sorry late after the event - but seriously Well done Francesca, whattaagirl! A lovely tribute to your Grandparents love Caroline, Mick and all xx


Cancer Research UK




Well done Francesca, you just got your twenty-fifth donation!


Jan Callow



+£1.25 Gift Aid

Well done Francesca. Your Grandad would be proud we are x
Love Auntie Jan x


Danny, Angela, Jack & Eliza



+£5.00 Gift Aid

Well done Francesca, Nanny jean and Grandad Pete would be so proud that you did this for them 💖


Mary Baggett



+£5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck Francesca, good luck!!! Xxxx


Yvonne Wickes



+£5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck Francesca 😘😘😘

Total raised£500.00



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