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Mel Wright

Mel's Marathon

Total raised


+ £27.50 Gift Aid

1%% Complete
1% of the £42,000.00 target

Biking 42 km a day to cross Canada

Mon 12 Apr 2021 - Mon 1 Nov 2021

Mel's Marathon of Hope

My Story

Thank you for visiting my Fundraising Page, inspired by two of my heros: Terry Fox and my Grandpa Gary. 42 years ago, after being diagnosed with cancer and having his leg amputated, Canadian hero 🇨🇦 Terry Fox, started preparing to run a marathon a day to cross Canada, raising funds and awareness for cancer research. His dream was a dollar per Canadian. My goal is to raise £42 000. I aim to complete Terry's cross-Canada run by biking 42 km a day to complete the 5300 mile trek (virtually). 🚴‍♀️ 13 years ago, my Grandpa Gary was diagnosed with lymphoma. That summer was terrible! Since then he has been in and out of remission and I am pleased to say I still have him. 💕 As such, I will be raising money specifically for lymphoma research.



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Total raised£415.50

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