The 39 Posts: Day 1

Today marked the first day of my fundraising campaign for Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal.

Today marked the first day of my fundraising campaign for Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal.

Here are some thoughts and observations of Day 1:

  1. Things don’t often go as planned.
  2. My weight this morning was 209.2 lbs
  3. I visited the offices of The Brain Tumour Charity for the first time.
  4. My local surgery called me about an important form.
  5. I walked 3.8 miles (5.8 km)
  6. This post would’ve have been longer if life stuff hadn’t got in the way!

 

The Twilight Walk 2015

Last year I decided to raise funds for The Brain Tumour Charity, who held a sponsored walk in Windsor.

In 2012 my life changed after I was diagnosed with a serious form of brain cancer, so last year I decided to raise funds for The Brain Tumour Charity, who held a sponsored walk in Windsor.

Five hundred walkers (including patients like myself) and volunteers came together on a rainy October evening for The Twilight Walk and it was one of the best experiences I’ve had since getting diagnosed.

Thanks to the generosity of donors I managed to raise £721.98, plus it was great to know it was part of a wider pool of around £67,000 that went to fund vital research into treatments.

That is why on September 20th I am walking 6 miles again.

To find out more about the charity and my story, please go to my JustGiving page where you can easily donate:

Click here: http://www.justgiving.com/ambroseheron

> The Brain Tumour Charity on last year’s walk
> The Twilight Walk 2014 on WCGW

The 2015 London Marathon

Last month I ventured into London to check out the famous marathon which, aside from keeping people fit, has become a major fundraising event for cancer charities.

Last month I ventured into London to check out the famous marathon, which aside from keeping people fit, has become a major fundraising event for cancer charities.

My principal reason for going was to meet up with a couple of people I know, one of whom was running for the Brain Tumour Charity and one who was volunteering.

Ultimately, I didn’t meet up with them as the scale of the event was overwhelming and I quickly got tired an hour after getting out at Green Park tube in the early afternoon.

Positioned near Buckingham Palace, the determination of the 37,675 runners was tangible as the crowds cheered them on, but glancing at the running bibs one could sense the sheer amount being raised for various charities, several of them cancer related.

All the larger cancer charities – Macmillan, Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie – were well represented, but others could be seen too, which was a heartening sight.

Here are some photos of the event (just click the arrows on the right and left to navigate through the gallery):

A special congratulations to Kerry Foster-Mitchell, who raised £3,332.40 for The Brain Tumour Charity.

If you want to register to run in next years race click here.

> Official site for the London Marathon
> Find out more about the 2015 London Marathon at Wikipedia

The Spring in Your Step Walk

On Saturday 28th March I joined a walk across some hills in Surrey to raise money for The Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford.

On Saturday 28th March I joined a walk across some hills in Surrey to raise money for The Royal Surrey Country Hospital in Guildford.

More specifically, it was to help fund new cancer research and treatments at St. Luke’s Cancer Centre.

It began at Holmbury St. Mary Village Hall towards Holmbury Hill and then it was back down towards Leith Hill, one of the highest points in the South East.

Here is a set of photos from the day:

I can’t say it wasn’t tiring towards the end, as a good portion of the walk was uphill, but it was ultimately rewarding as I managed to raise £147.

> Official site for fundraising at the Royal Surrey County Hospital
> More about Holmbury St. Mary and Leith Hill

The Windsor Walk

On Sunday 12th October myself and a fellow member of my brain tumour support group went on a sponsored walk around Windsor for The Brain Tumour Charity.

On Sunday 12th October myself and a fellow member of my brain tumour support group went for a sponsored walk around Windsor for The Brain Tumour Charity.

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