Sugar Free February
February 2019

Joan takes on Sugar Free February

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Joan McAlpine

Total raised


+ £42.50 Gift Aid

60 Complete
60% of £300.00 target

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I’m going sugar free this February. I want to help beat cancer and banish my sweet tooth!

In memory of

James Campbell McAlpine and Cal Williams

Thanks for visiting my fundraising page. This February I’m giving up sugar for the month to raise money for Cancer Research UK and help beat cancer sooner. My dad Jim died of cancer in 2015, and although I know we were lucky to have him so long, it was dreadful. Many cancer sufferers are elderly and frail, which makes fighting the disease so much harder. Also painful was the loss of my cousin and childhood friend Cal at the age of just 50 - within weeks of his diagnosis. Both were fit, healthy and slim. They stayed active. But often there is no logic to cancer. It can strike anyone. We do know, however, that obesity increases the risk - not just of cancer but other diseases too. I have gained weight in recent years and so #sugarfreefebruary seems particularly apt. I can contribute to research that will help beat cancer and hopefully reduce my own risk by conquering cravings, maybe for good. And every time I see a donation, it strengthens my resolve!

Latest updates


Karen Donald



+£5.00 Gift Aid

Norma Slimmon



+£5.00 Gift Aid

Best of luck Joan

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Joan McAlpine


Had porridge this morning, cheese salad for lunch and beef brisket + cabbage tonight. No sweets and feel great!


Eric Dodd



+£5.00 Gift Aid

Daan Tant







+£2.50 Gift Aid

Total raised£180.00



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