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Heather's Race for Life

Wakefield 5k 2019
15 Jun 2019

A member of Thick and Thin

Heather's Race for Life

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Heather Larkin

Total raised

£60.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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I'm taking part in Race for Life to raise money to beat cancer

I am taking part in the Race For Life 5k, with a crazy but fabulous bunch of friends from my SlimmingWorld group. Our team come in all shapes and sizes, and different abilities; but all share friendship and are supportive of each other. Not many of the team are runners so we will be walking the course. I, myself am built for comfort not for speed; so walking is the way to go!! The big C struck my family in recent years, and am lucky enough to say that the family member is now in remission. I have other family members who haven’t been so lucky. I want to do this race, not only for loved ones lost; but for anyone out there who is currently fighting this terrible disease, who has fought and won; and to help and assist with finding a cure.

I wrote a poem when our family was given this terrible news that I would like to share.

The Big C

You destroy each person you touch
Not one life can ever be the same
You're known to many as 'the big C'
No one can bear to say your name

It's not just the person you're involved with
But their friends and family too
You really don't know the pain you cause
But the heartache you bring too

You don't discriminate on gender
Young or old; black or white
You need to learn to back down
When your victim begins to fight

You don't care what part you're affecting
Be it liver, lungs, or bones
The most selfish of all possible things
Each time more of the unknown

You've brought this to my family
What did we do wrong
Except love and care for one another
We'll show you we can be strong

You are such a horrible disease
You don't deserve any glory
One day we'll find a cure for you
And there will be many more winning stories

🖕🏻

If you would like to support me and the team on our upcoming race, please use the link provided. This is a fantastic cause and any donation received will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time and I wish you and your family good health. X

Cancer is happening right now, which is why I'm taking part in a Race for Life 5k 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.

Latest updates

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Jack Varley

2019-06-18T14:03:25+00:00

£10.00

Well done Heather! x

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Zoe Brain

2019-05-28T09:48:06+00:00

£5.00

+£1.25 Gift Aid
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Una McLachlan

2019-05-15T06:32:37+00:00

£10.00

+£2.50 Gift Aid

Good Luck Honey but am sure you will smash it. Great cause xx

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Lorna Bryce

2019-05-14T21:04:16+00:00

£10.00

+£2.50 Gift Aid

Go Heather you can do this! Have a great time x

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David Walker

2019-05-13T13:17:02+00:00

£5.00

+£1.25 Gift Aid

All the best 'H' xx

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Stuart Larkin

2019-05-09T07:26:10+00:00

£20.00

+£5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck I know u can do it

Total raised£60.00

Online£60.00

Offline£0.00

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