Samantha Farmer

Samantha's Race for Life

Total raised


+ £31.25 Gift Aid

245%% Complete
245% of the £100.00 target

Sun 18 Oct 2020 - Sun 18 Oct 2020

Shrewsbury 5k 2020

In memory of

My Mum, Ted (my Grandad) and my wonderful friend, Bob x

My Story

Too many people known and loved by all of us are lost to cancer. Those who know me best will know that I lack self confidence so will hopefully appreciate what a big thing this 5k will be for me. I am taking part in memory of three special people I have lost to this terrifying condition. I had a complicated relationship with my mum, but her passing hurt like nothing I’ve felt before. I still think about her everyday and see her in myself. She was 51 years old when she died of cancer. Ted, was my grandfather in every way other than biology. He was part of my life since I was a young child and never made me feel like anything less than his own. His sense of humour was infectious and unforgettable and his cancer diagnosis cut us all like a knife. I am grateful to have had him in my life and he made my Grandma truly happy. Watching them together was a joy. Bob Jones was a great friend to our family for a long time. He was also my daughter’s godfather. He was more of an uncle to me than a friend. His cancer diagnosis was out of the blue and the progression was savage. I miss him and his wit and could not pay tribute to the others on this list without tipping my favourite southerner the nod. I still find it surreal that he is no longer here. That’s it. I’m not a runner or any kind of athlete. I am working hard and will continue to do so to train for this event. In truth, I’m terrified! I’ve got various health issues getting in the way but I am determined to overcome them and do this. Please sponsor me in memory of my loved ones but also your own. Help cancer research to progress and hopefully we can lessen the future pain x


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