Shine London 2019 - Full Marathon
21 Sep 2019

Matthew's Giving Page

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Matthew Phillips

Total raised


+ £76.25 Gift Aid

108 Complete
108% of £300.00 target

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I’m taking part in Shine Night Walk to help beat cancer

In memory of

David Smith much loved and never forgotten

Like many people, I have lost both friends and family members to cancer.

The death of a close friend to pancreatic cancer at a relatively young age in particular showed me that cancer can hit anybody, anywhere at anytime. Like me, he was a parent to 2 young girls, and in many many ways, he was taken far too soon. Our close circle of friends miss him every day.

So, one week before the event, I have made the slightly mad decision to join members of the Athona team to walk a full marathon distance, without any training, with the aim of raising money for pancreatic cancer research.

In addition to a lot of luck, I will need all of the inspiration I can gather to make it to the end!

If you could spare a small amount of money to help me make a very small contribution to a much needed area of research, I, and many others, would be extremely grateful.

Thank you.

Latest updates


Matt Anderson



+£2.50 Gift Aid
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Battered and bruised doesn’t go close to covering it. Physically by far the hardest thing I’ve ever done but we did it! I only signed up 1 week before the event and to have raised so much in that time has overwhelmed me. I can’t thank everyone enough for their generosity and good wishes - you really did help spur me on in those last few miles! If any of you would now like to fund a mobility scooter for me, that would be superb!


Anita Lucas



+£5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck, Matt. A great cause and you have a heart of gold to be doing this even though you haven't trained. Go for it...!!


Leigh Thompson



Good luck!
Hope those little legs make it round!


Champika Munaweera



+£2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck Matt! Keep it up!


chris bassett



+£5.00 Gift Aid

good luck - jacqui did a similar one recently for Macmillan with not much preparation and she was fine - hopefully you'll be the same too!

Total raised£325.00



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Pancreatic cancer

Survival rates for pancreatic cancer remain stubbornly low in the UK, often because the disease is diagnosed late and is difficult to treat. Help Cancer Research UK make progress in one of the biggest research challenges its scientists are facing – to find better ways to detect and treat the disease.