2020 Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon
8 Mar 2020

A member of Annie and Freddie

Freddie's Giving Page

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Freddie Bartlett Evans

Total raised


+ £686.00 Gift Aid

366 Complete
366% of £1,000.00 target

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Why Cancer research is important to me

In memory of

Howard Delmonte

In the middle of my A-levels, my life was turned upside down by my Dad being diagnosed with a stage 4 brain tumour. Following emergency surgery, Dad underwent intensive chemo and radiotherapy. Dad loved life to bits and fought on for 2 years following his diagnosis, and twice outlived his expected prognosis.

In the middle of the nightmare, whilst Dad was in a care-home, my mum - Annie - got diagnosed with breast cancer. Cancer had already attempted to destroy half of my family life, and now I saw it trying to fuck up the other half. Annie underwent surgery, and thankfully had the tumours completely removed.

Cancer is a strange thing. I’ve seen people I’ve looked up to my entire life suddenly in positions that are completely out of their control.
The man who taught me everything I know about people, love and making the most out of life, I ended up having to feed with a spoon. I saw my successful, organised and ridiculously intelligent mum grappling with her own mortality.
It is both an awful, degenerative and depressing disease but also a strange reminder of the many things none of us can control.

This is why Cancer Research funding is important, and fundamentally important to me.
When I was 18, despite him still going on to live for another 2 years, I already knew my Dad was going to die because there are no known ‘cures’ to a glioblastoma.
And if it wasn’t for the amount of money and research that had already gone into stopping cancer, I could have lost my mum too.

I’m running my first half marathon, about a year after Annie was diagnosed and 9 months after my Dad passed away, and will be running as fast as I can for both of them (aiming to do it in sub 1:40). If me not running it isn’t that impressive, just remember Annie herself is running it too, a year after her diagnosis the fucking legend. PLEASE give all you can.

Cancer is an awful disease, so let's do some good.

Latest updates


Lois Evans



Feel like Howard was there cheering you on Freddie! A great way to remember your dad, he would be so proud of you! Well done.





+£5.00 Gift Aid

Celia Grace



+£6.25 Gift Aid

Bit late but well done!


Smadar Bunzl



+£13.50 Gift Aid






+£5.00 Gift Aid

Solid time freddo, big props x sorry this coming a bit late


Amy Walpole



Huge congrats on the run! Sending heaps of love

Total raised£3,669.00



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