Bath 5k 2019
7 Jul 2019

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Jo's Race for Life

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Jo Chesshire

Total raised


+ £432.50 Gift Aid


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I'm taking part in Race for Life to raise money to beat cancer sooner. To stop the pain and suffering of so many families.

In memory of

Sophie Russell

In September 2018 at the age of 43 I noticed an indentation on my left breast. Initially I couldn't feel a lump, but a few weeks later I did. I was referred to the RUH Breast Clinic the following week where after a Mammogram, Ultrasound, MRI Scan and Biopsies, I was diagnosed with Grade 3 invasive Breast Cancer in both Breasts. I was immediately booked in for a Double Mastectomy and shortly after this, started an 18 week course of Chemotherapy. My final Chemotherapy was last Tuesday!!!

During my Cancer Treatment I have met some amazing people and have experienced overwhelming support from family and friends. 5 weeks ago I met up with one of my 'Bosom Buddies' for a coffee and catch up before our last Chemo sessions. We were talking about how we would celebrate once it was over by drinking champagne in a hot tub! Sadly, life is far too cruel and earlier this week at the age of just 32 she passed away peacefully, leaving a beautiful young family behind.

Cancer is happening right now and effects so many people. Cancer doesn't care who's lives it destroys, which is why I'm taking part in a Race for Life 5k to raise money and save lives. I can barely walk up the stairs at the moment, so I'll need to dig deep with the training.

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 if you can.

Latest updates


Lorraine Whayman



+£2.50 Gift Aid

Inspirational.....lots of love Jo xxx


Wendy Beard



+£5.00 Gift Aid

Nicky Bennett



+£2.50 Gift Aid

Happy to hear you are well love Nicky (sister to Liz Raybould)


Andrew Poucher



+£12.50 Gift Aid

Well done Jo from all of us in the Shire x


Dan Poucher



+£5.00 Gift Aid

You should have mentioned this sooner, I would have come to cheer you along - in a mankini........xx


Jenny Chesshire



+£25.00 Gift Aid

So proud of you Jo for all you have coped with and thanks too to everyone who has supported you in hospital and out. All love xxxx

Total raised£1,860.00



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