Joanne Lewis

Jo's Race for Life

Total raised


+ £27.50 Gift Aid

450%% Complete
450% of the £50.00 target

Derby Pretty Muddy 5k 2018

Sat 30 Jun 2018

In memory of

My mum: Barbara Philomena

16th Oct 1947 - 25th Dec 2014

My Story

Three years ago, we lost my Mum, Barbara Philomena, to lung cancer. Mum was 67. Originally born in Recess, in County Galway, Ireland, she moved over here as a teenager, and trained as a nurse - a career she stayed in until she retired. She had been enjoying an early retirement with Dad, buying a new house and spending plenty of time with her much loved six grandchildren. Coming from a large Irish family, Mum was very family-orientated, and loved nothing more than the family coming together and spending time with them. Mum was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in November 2014, only 3 weeks after we lost Dad to lung disease, and me and my sister spent 5 precious weeks caring for her and spending time with her, until she passed away peacefully on Christmas Day, 2014. She is sorely missed, and has left a space that will never be quite filled. Cancer is happening right now, which is why I'm taking part in a Race for Life Pretty Muddy 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. Donating through this page is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with Cancer Research UK.


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