Paul and Jack's Giving Page

Paul and Jack's Giving Page

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Paul Vallance

Total raised


+ £36.25 Gift Aid

17 Complete
17% of £1,000.00 target

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We're cycling from Reading FC to Rose Hill Crematorium in Doncaster, on 23rd June 2018.

In memory of

Eric Reid Vallance

21 Jun 1948 - 14 Dec 2016

In August 2016, I learned my Dad had been diagnosed with stage 4 terminal lung cancer. Despite receiving Chemotherapy in an attempt to maximise his prognosis, Dad lost his battle on December 14th 2016 just 4 short months after being given the devastating news. He tried so hard to be brave, as all he was worried about was how we would all cope when he was no longer with us. A true hero to the very end.
With us all being Reading FC fans and Dad being a former Vice President and Loyal Royal for over 40 years, Jack and I will be cycling from his beloved Reading Football Club to his place of rest in support of Cancer Research UK. Herein lies our challenge. With his own parents having been laid to rest in Doncaster South Yorkshire, 192 miles from the Madejski Stadium in Reading, his wish was to be reunited with them when the time came.
Therefore we would now like to join fundraisers by asking for your support with our journey on the 23rd & 24th June 2018, what would have been Dad's 70th Birthday weekend, to help raise as much as we can for scientists in the quest for better treatments to bring hope to patients.
Lung cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK and is still the leading cause of cancer deaths in our country.
Although a great deal is already being done to reduce the burden of lung cancer, survival has lagged behind other cancers.
Experiencing Dad's battle against lung cancer, made us appreciate first hand the pain and suffering endured by thousands of sufferers and their families during such a difficult time.
We would like to thank you all for visiting our Fundraising Page. The money we raise will help fund life-saving research and to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
Donating through this page is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with Cancer Research UK.

Thank you!
Paul and Jack Vallance.

In memory of Eric Reid Vallance, my hero, my best Dad.

Latest updates

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It is with regret that Jack and myself have to advise that our ride has been postponed.

We were due to set off on Friday 22nd June 2018 but unfortunately Jack has now got an 'A' Level exam on this day.

Although Jack and I are extremely disappointed, we have also not reached anywhere near our target to date.

As the purpose of our ride is to raise money to fund life-saving research, we owe it to our supporters to ensure that we raise as much money as possible.
Therefore, we hope that the need to postpone our ride will also give us more time to encourage further donations.

We would like to thank everyone that has been kind enough to donate so far and ask others to join in helping us raise as much money as possible for this great cause.

As soon as we have rearranged the date for our ride, we will update you all via this page.

Warmest Thanks,

Paul & Jack x


Simon King



+£1.25 Gift Aid

Adelise Morgan-Scully



+£2.50 Gift Aid

Good Luck Paul & Jack x


Christine Clark




Peter Sandy



+£2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck to you both.
I have been diagnosed with this dreadful disease so more than happy to donate.


Emma Hellyer



+£3.75 Gift Aid

Rather you than me.
Good luck both, push through, drink plenty, you can do it x

Total raised£170.00



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