Enfield 5k 2017
11 Jun 2017

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Rosie Races for Life #TeamFFBOS

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Rosanna Cennamo

Total raised


+ £102.50 Gift Aid

220 Complete
220% of £200.00 target

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In memory of

Domenico Della-Malva, Luigi Cennamo & Annetta Cennamo

Cancer Research UK is a charity that has always been dear to my heart as both my Dad's Parents and My Mum's Dad suffered from various types of cancers.

Unfortunately, I never got to meet my Mum's Dad but I had the absolute privilege of growing up with my Grandparents on my Dad's side. You could not have met two more loving and caring people, and I miss them both and think of them each day.

My Nonno Luigi died when I was 6, he had such an advanced tumor in his Pancreas that by the time they got to it, they had said it was the size of an orange and there was nothing they could do. This was in 1997 and he sadly passed away later that year.

Nonna Annetta was diagnosed with bladder cancer in July 2014, and due to the advance in research over the years - they were able to offer her treatment straight away. Sadly due to complications not caused by the cancer itself, she passed away only a few weeks later.

The loss of my Grandmother was hard on my entire family, and a complete shock to us all. But there is one thing we were all able to agree on, and that was if she had the chance to undertake the treatment being offered to her - she would have beat her cancer, hands down. It wouldn't have been easy, but she was that kind of a woman, strong and the matriarch of our family.

She herself along with various members of our family always donated to CRUK after my Grandfather passed, in the hope that some day, someone out there would be able to find a cure for this dreadful disease that has ripped so many lives apart, taking away the ones we loved and cared for the most.

Running isn't one of the things in life that I'm good at (tap-dancing yes, running - never) and I know that 5k isn't a lot, but being able to do this in memory of the people that I have and will always cherish means more to me than anything in the world, and if my little legs can help me run (probably walk, but run) my way to raising money so that others don't have to suffer like my grandparents did, well - then I've done my job as a Grandaughter (not that they wont all be laughing at me from up there somewhere!)

1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Every single pound you donate makes a difference to Cancer Research UK’s groundbreaking work, so please sponsor me now.

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Thank you for taking the time to read this (sorry if it was a bit long winded) and please please donate - everything counts.

Rosie xxx

Latest updates


Sean Lydon



+£7.50 Gift Aid

You go Girls!!!???


Judi Guy



+£7.50 Gift Aid

Well done Team FFBOS this is for all of you brilliant cause, emotional day and running in memory of some very special people.
Lots of love
LJG xx


Tim Doody



+£3.75 Gift Aid

Well done Rosie!!


Aimee Lathbury



+£2.50 Gift Aid

Very proud of you all. Such a fab cause xx


Giulia Viglianisi



+£2.50 Gift Aid

Well done baby girl xxx


Angela Horne



+£1.25 Gift Aid

Well done Rosanna! ;-)

Total raised£440.00



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