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Anne Kelsall

I'm running the London Marathon on April 28th and hope you'll encourage and support me by donating to Breast Friends Sutton Coldfield

Raising money for
Breast Friends Sutton Coldfield

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Total raised
£824.20

Target
None set

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About

I was (just) 45 years old when I was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2003.  Like many people I considered it a death sentence and embarked upon surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy with a mixture of fear and resignation.  The irony of enduring treatment that makes you ill, for a condition that you didn't know you had, is hard to come to terms with.  During this time I discovered the Breast Friends group at Good Hope Hospital.  They provide volunteers for the clinics at the hospital as well as a range of practical help.  The positive attitude of the volunteers did impress me, even though I had no need for any of their particular services. 

In 2008 the group encouraged members who were able to enter for the Great Midlands Fun Run.  I'd never been good at any form of sport, although I had been toying with the idea of trying a bit of running as a way of trying to prevent the osteoporosis that is a potential side effect of part of my treatment. 
The atmosphere on the day was tremendous - supporting everyone no matter what their ability - I was 'hooked'.

Later that year I joined Aldridge Running Club - the best thing I ever did.  
 

Event details

London Marathon 2019

I ran the London Marathon in 2013, to celebrate 10 years' cancer-free since diagnosis.  I found the training hard and didn't enjoy the race much so never intended to do it again, but then I ran the inaugural Birmingham International Marathon in 2017 and loved it, gaining a Good For Age place for this year's London event.  That means that all money raised here will go directly to helping Breast Friends, as this place has cost them nothing.
Many run races in memory of loved ones who are no longer with them, many others in support of friends and family who are going through treatment - fantastic reasons for making this huge effort to raise funds.  I run in grateful thanks for health and strength and in support of a group that does so much for those affected by what is still a feared disease.  I also hope that I can bring a little hope to others who are where I was sixteen years ago.

Event date

28-April-2019 00:00

Event type

Running / Walking

Event already started

Donations

Donation by From Sue
on 26-03-2019
£10.00
£0.00 gift aid
In memory of my wonderful Auntie Pat who survived breast cancer but unfortunately is no longer with us. Good luck Anne - you are truly inspirational - you will be amazing in London x
Donation by Becky Beale
on 20-03-2019
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
Anne... You are such an amazing lady 😘 x I hope you raise lots for this fabulous Charity. See you in London 🏃‍♀️👍🥉xx
Donation by Lorraine Beesley
on 19-03-2019
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
My thanks to you for taking on a huge race for Breast Friends.xxxxx
Donation by Nita Hunter
on 16-03-2019
£50.00
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck. I'll see if I can spot you on the telly!
Donation by Maggie Banks
on 16-03-2019
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
Run well! Id love to be running too but its not to be... yet! So enjoy it for all those who can't and those who never will.
Donation by Sue Bains
on 16-03-2019
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
For an amazing survivor.
Donation by Wendy & Steve Cole
on 15-03-2019
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
Anne. At school I was the sporty one and you weren't. Now, 50 years later I see what you are doing and am full of respect. Now I am suddenly diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing treatment. Go for it, and thanks for your inspiration.
Donation by Nicky
on 15-03-2019
£30.00
£0.00 gift aid
All the best Anne. Might be a bit noisier than Telford!
Donation by Barry cheema
on 15-03-2019
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
Anne all the best with the Marathon! You are a amazing woman! Xx 😊
Donation by Roxy
on 15-03-2019
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £824.20
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £824.20
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £887.95

Donations closed

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