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Josh Brooks

Josh Brooks

Total raised


+ £76.25 Gift Aid

67%% Complete
67% of the £500.00 target

Sun 9 Feb 2020 - Sun 19 Jul 2020

Hathersage Hilly Triathlon

Sadly the Triathlon has been cancelled for this year. However, I will be doing it in 2021, but if you would like your donation back please email Thank You for your support. Josh

In memory of

Claire Brooks (My Mum)

My Story

Thanks for taking the time to visit my fundraising page. I am Josh Brooks and I am 15 years old and will be 16 when I take part in the Hathersage Hilly Triathlon on the 19th July 2020. I am doing this in aid of Cancer Research in memory of my Mum Claire who died of breast cancer in November 2014. I have never done a triathlon before and I am determined to do it. I was born with autism, albeit on the lower end of the spectrum, but I have managed to overcome a number of my issues especially dexterity and co-ordination through running, swimming and cycling. I lived with my Mum and older sister Harriet in Derby. I was only 2 years old in 2006 when my Mum first developed Breast Cancer. During the years that followed my Mum underwent a number of operations and chemotherapy treatments to remove the cancer and hopefully to make her better. In 2013 my Mum developed a brain tumour which was in-operable. The tumour slowly and gradually affected my Mum's mobility, her speech, sight and other senses causing mum to be wheelchair bound in the final months of her life, it made me very sad. My Mum died in November 2014. It was a terrible time for me and my family during and after my Mum’s illness. During my Mum’s final months and following her death my sister and I lived with my Aunt and Uncle. After my Mum died we moved away from Derby to start a new life in Bakewell. It has been tough losing my Mum and having Autism, but I want to make a difference to other children’s mums who may develop breast cancer and hope that my small contribution will keep them alive so that they and their children do not have to experience the sadness and loss that my sister my family and I have endured. Please help me by making a small contribution to my cause. Thank You


Breast cancer

With almost 140 women diagnosed every day, breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. And, although rarer, around 350 men are also diagnosed with breast cancer every year. The good news is more than two-thirds of women now survive 20 years or more. Help Cancer Research UK find new ways to diagnose and treat the disease.

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