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Guildford 5k 2018
29 Jul 2018

Our Way To Say Thankyou

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Olivia Helowicz

Total raised

£3,125.00

+ £641.00 Gift Aid

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I'm taking part in Race for Life to raise money to beat cancer

Hi everyone! I have decided to do the race for life with my mum this year. As some of you know I had my own experience with cancer last year. On 17th January 2017, after collapsing and needing emergency medical treatment, I was diagnosed with a medullablastoma (a tumour in my brain). It was the size of a satsuma! Doctors said they didn't know how long it had been growing for but they did a beyond amazing job and got it out and all cleared up; they said it was very messy when they got in there *ugh* They saved my life. Luckily, I survived the surgery and the intense treatment that got me to where I am today. I believe that having cancer (and surviving it!) was a blessing in disguise. I now have a much greater outlook on life and I am thankful everyday that I am here and able to enjoy it. Unfortunately, some people are not as lucky as me. They would still have to go through the treatment I did at the risk that there was no helping them. They are all such strong people. I cannot explain how strong. That is why I want to raise money for all types of Cancer. The amazing team at Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton where I recovered and was treated will receive a bulk of this money raised. I always said "if I have to be in hospital, I'm glad it's here". This is because it is truly remarkable. Aside from the medical treatment, it became my second home. Not just because I was in there for so long but because all the staff there were beyond lovely, and you need that when you're wondering if each day could be your last. 6 months ago it was very difficult for me to walk, I could barely walk 10 steps let alone even consider walking 5km. The thought of walking across a car park tired me out! I would love love love your help in raising money. Anything you can give, whether it be 50p or £5, will do the world of good. Please help me do what I can for the hospital that saved me.

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Kate Binfield

2018-09-28T13:55:00+00:00

£50.00

+£12.50 Gift Aid

It's never too late to donate for us forgetful few! Truly inspiring! Keep well and happy Liv. With love and best wishes from the Binfield family x

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Nicola Findlay

2018-07-29T14:13:59+00:00

£10.00

What an incredible achievement, well done!! Xxx

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Sophie Mitra

2018-07-16T20:18:36+00:00

£10.00

So glad you're doing well, you are such an inspiration! Good luck for the Race for Life, wish I could give more. All the best xx

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Eleanor Bird

2018-07-16T09:41:38+00:00

£30.00

+£7.50 Gift Aid

Love you so much xxxxx

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Paul N Williams

2018-07-13T18:54:50+00:00

£20.00

+£5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck Olivia!

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Nichola Dunne

2018-07-09T18:18:48+00:00

£25.00

+£6.25 Gift Aid

Way to go Liv! Knock em bandy!

Total raised£3,125.00

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