Joe Jaegar ran the Richmond Half Marathon
Ness Matterface held a ‘VIP Boobie’ night on Friday 2nd October 2015
Trek Jordan for the Cancer Support Centre10-19 October 2014
My name is Peter Finnigan. In early 2013 I was diagnosed with throat cancer which required surgery and an intense course of radiotherapy. The level of care that my family and I received from everybody involved in my treatment was quite simply outstanding and played a major role in my recovery. The three organisations that treated me have joined forces to create The Sussex Macmillan Cancer Support Centre, which will open in 2015. The new centre will offer an exceptional level of care and support to cancer patients and their families so that no one in Sussex has to face cancer alone. It is a partnership between Macmillan Cancer Support, Sussex Cancer Fund and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust and has only been made possible through public support.
This amazing trek is designed to raise crucial funds for the running of the centre in its first twelve months and I hope that it will become an annual event. Please join me in Jordan in October 2014. It will be hard, it will be hot and it will be an opportunity for all of us to give something back.
I’m running in memory of Gerry who was 42 when she died of breast cancer in August last year and she was a kind and generous friend to the last.
I am 51, and live in Hove with my partner, Sue, and our teenage daughter, Isabelle. Much as I enjoy running, If I could choose, I’d rather to be Tony Adams or Graham Gooch than Mo Farrah. As I’m none of the aforementioned, I work at Blatchington Mill school as a Science Technician!
I’ve run in each of the previous 4 Brighton marathons, and have managed to shave a bit off my time each year. Last year I was extremely proud of myself when I finally ‘broke’ 4 hours, albeit by a very slender 2 seconds! At the end of last year’s marathon I said, “Never Again”, and I had no intention of reversing that decision until Gerry’s death. A friend of mine and Gerry’s announced that he was to run the marathon for charity, and asked if I would accompany him in training. It was a short step from there to entering the run myself.
As many of you know I like a challenge, whether it’s hiking up mountains or cycling from one end of the country to the other!
So this year’s challenge is to train and run The Brighton Marathon in aid of the Sussex Cancer Fund. The SCF is a charity that works with the NHS to create new and improved facilities providing the best possible cancer care for Sussex. For the next few months there will be Many lifestyle changes and my shopping list now seems to be more pasta, energy gels and of course not forgetting ibruprofen!
Marie South: Brighton Marathon 2014
|I am running the Brighton marathon|
You’re mad I hear you say
but raising money for charity
is a great way to spend my last days
Sussex Cancer Fund is my charity
the care I have had is great
my oncologist and nurses have tried hard
but been unable to change my fate
I want to raise money for this charity
so if cancer touches you too
they will have all that is needed
and hopefully you will pull through
|Money for new premises
and treatment and stuff
all things that are needed
but the money is never enough
The reason it’s so special
is the staff are just so kind
and that is so important
when you have cancer on your mind
So put your hands in your pockets
and take out what you have got
whether its coins, notes or cards
and please put (what you can afford) into the pot.