Running and Walking Events
If you would like to support a fundraiser in an event or need any information about these events or would like to hold your own fundraising event please contact Jill Lemon, Fundraising Manager on 0800 169 2409.
Jessica has decided to take part in several Half marathons this year in aid of Mesothelioma UK which is just marvellous. To support Jessica please send your donations to the Charitable Trust at our home address. Thank you.
Krysy Pomeroy & Rachel Kennedy
Two wonderful girls are running in the Liverpool Half Marathon on the 17th March 2013...Krysy is running for Mesothelioma UK & Rachel for Leukaemia, they have decided to run for these two wonderful charities because while getting fit they want to raise money for charity. To support Krysy and Rachel click here....
Kerry-Ann Shuel and Trevor Buckley
Kerry-Ann and Trevor will be running in the Reading Half Marathon on 17th March 2013 in memory of Kerry-Ann's uncle Stevie Smillie who sadly lost his battle with mesothelioma aged just 47 years old. If you would like to support Kerry-Ann and Trevor click here or make your donation by text message XQSL56 £donation amount to 70070. Thank you for your support.
Stuart will be running the Brighton Marathon on the 14th April 2013. Stuart is running for the charity after his Father-in-law was diagnosed with cancer in January. He has been a carpenter for nearly 60 years and has worked with asbestos during this time. Stuart will also be taking part in the New Forest Half Marathon in September, Royal Parks Half Marathon and Great South Run in October and is also planning to run the Swanage Half Marathon in July when the date is confirmed and maybe another in June.... so watch this space.
Stephanie will be taking part in the Brighton Marathon next year on the 14th April (2013) and you can support her by texting IEEB92 £10 to 70070 or by clicking here.
Holly is running in the Brighton Marathon on 14th April 2013 in memory of her father, a great dad and husband who will be forever missed. If you would like to support Holly just text JYVQ68 £10 To 70070 or click here to her Just Giving Page.
Richard is donning running shoes to train for the Brighton Marathon on the 14th April 2013, to support Richard just text JVVF71 £10 to 70070 or click here and make his day.
Adam is training for the London Marathon 21st April 2013... He will be donning his running shoes and taking to the road whilst his Dad will be playing in his band along the route from 10.00am until 4.00pm a marathon of their own... To read this wonderful story and to support Adam and his Dad Colin please click here
Nicola will be taking part in the Bath Half Marathon on the 3rd March 2013.. why is she doing this challenge because her lovely Dad has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and he asked her to run in support of the charity and raise awareness about the dangers of asbestos and we think she is just great! With the support of her family and the knowledge that her Dad will be there on the finishing line waving her on is just the inspiration and tonic she needs to keep her going... This is her first ever half marathon and it is a big deal. keep your eye out for more information on how to sponsor Nicola.
Per Morten Kind
Per will be taking part in the Marathon of the North on 28th April 2013, he is taking on this challenge in memory of Terry Smith who sadly died of mesothelioma on 28th March 2013 aged 79 years old. If you would like to support Per you can do so by clicking this link to his Just Giving page or you can text a donation LWFR94 £10 to 70070
Ethan Douglass - 13 years old
Ethan' Story - I would like to tell you about my Granddad. I was only six when he passed away because he had a disease called Mesolelioma, but I still remember him for all these reasons and miss him a lot: He was funny and he made me laugh, He gave me pony rides on his back, He helped Nan to make the best dinners, He would take me out for breakfast-, He used to make hot chocolate for him and me when we were cold, He would play Chess with me, We would wrestle, We would build tents in the garden and have tea party's in them, He helped me to ride a bike without stabilisers, We used to build things out of Lego,He always came to my birthday parties and joined in, Sometimes we would just watch TV together, I enjoyed sleeping at Nanny and Granddad's house, If I had a nightmare he would always stay with me, He used to give me a kiss goodnight... Mesothelioma took my Granddad away from me and my family too early. Mesothelioma UK helped my Nanny when Granddad passed, but I know it would make him very proud that I am competing in the Mini Rush at the Secret Nuclear Bunker in Brentwood, Essex with my sister Hollie on 12th may 2013 to help them help more people. Mini Rush is a 1.5 mile cross country race with obstacles along the way. If you would donate some money it would make me very happy! Please click here..... Thank you.
Hollie Douglass - 8 years old
Hollie's Story - In 2006, when I was two years old my Granddad became ill. He found it very hard to breath and would often be out of puff. This didn't stop my Granddad always being around to play with me. We used to make tents in his garden and he would have tea parties with me. He gave me pony rides on his back - it was great fun. By 2008 Granddad was so poorly he could hardly breath at all. In October 2008 he was diagnosed with Mesothelioma which is a cancer caused by a material called Asbestos. Two weeks later Granddad passed away in hospital on 28th October 08. Mesothelioma UK helped my Nanny very much after Granddad passed and I would like to help them in return. On 12th May 2013, I will be trying to complete the Mini Rush (Website) at the Secret Nuclear Bunker in Brentwood, Essex. with my big brother Ethan. Mini Rush is a 1.5 mile cross country assault course and will be very hard for me as I am only 8 years old. Please help me to help other families who are suffering from this horrible disease in memory of my lovely Granddad. If you would like to support Hollies amazing challenge then please click here. Thank you...
Chris is donning his running shoes to take part in the Sheffield Half Marathon on the 10th May 2013. This is what Chris has to say, " My Dad Len has very recently been diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma, my Dad is an amazing man and a true hero and role model for me and the rest of my family. He is loved very much by everyone who knows him and adored by his 5 young grandchildren. if you would like to support Chris in his challenge the click here or donated by texting JCON68 £10 to 70070 Thank you.
Sara will be running in the Sheffield Half Marathon on Sunday 12th May 2013, this is what she has to say....
"I started running about three years ago when I was 2 stone heavier, at which point I couldn't go for longer than one minute! Through sheer perseverance and dedication I've built it up and done a few 5km's and two 10km's in 2012.... I always wanted to aim for the half marathon in the year I turned 30, well, 30 is fast approaching.... 3rd May 2013, and the half marathon is a week later so it's on! I am running to raise money for Mesothelioma UK. If you could take the time to look the charity up I think you will see that it's a very good cause". Thank you Sara and we send you our very best wishes for your 30th birthday and good luck with your challenge!! if you would like to support Sara's challenge please click here or make a donation by texting BBHQ64 £10 to 70070
Natalie and her friend are taking part in the the Great Manchester North Run on 26th May 2013... Sadly her lovely Dad died aged just 55 yrs on 30th September 2012 from mesothelioma. Natalie said "He has left a huge hole in many peoples lives and I cant even express in words how devastated we are that he has been taken from us, and so I have decided that I want to channel my grief into something positive and start to raise money/awareness of the dangers of Asbestos. Many people havent heard of mesothelioma, I myself hadn't until my Dads diagnosis and I wnat ot help to make people aware and to riase money to fund research into a possible cure".
Hazel will be donning running shoes to take part in the Edinburgh marathon on the 26th May 2013, she is doing this wonderful fete in memory of her lovely Dad who sadly died from mesothelioma last year, this is Hazels story.... "Up until December 2011 I'd never heard of the word mesothelioma let alone known how to pronounce it. I'll never forget it now. When my dear dad was diagnosed with it at the age of 73 and we found out there wasn't, and still isn't, a cure we were all devastated to say the least. It was just a matter of time and as it turned out there wasn't much of that neither. My dad was an electrician from the age of 15 and worked with asbestos in boilers and probably buildings which contained it. Whether he realised the dangers of it at that time I don't know. Initially, he'd gone to the doctors about his stomach and eventually found out he'd got stomach cancer. That was bad enough. It was during the tests for that he found out he had a tumour on his left lung. Then the mesothelioma diagnosis came about. We were told he'd have two years, in the end it was only six months and he never had a day free of the pain in that time. He was extremely brave and never got upset or angry about it despite being such a good person in his life to not only his family but strangers as well.I am running Edinburgh marathon to raise money to help all the other people who are now going through the same awful thing as what my dad and our family did.My dad wasn't keen on me running but I think he will be proud of me using it to raise money to help other people in the same situation. We'll never forget him". If you would like to support Hazel please click here and make your donation or you can text SOTU74 £10 to 70070.
Jonathan will be taking part in the 'We Love Manchester 10k' on 26th May 2013, he is taking part in this challenge in memory of Michael Street who sadly died of mesothelioma in 2010. If you would like to support Jonathan please click here or donate by texting MITL73 £10 to 70070. Thank you
DSM Bupa 10K
There are three wonderful colleagues who together are going to run the Bupa 10k on the 27th May 2013 in support of the work we do and if you would like to support them supporting us please click here or you can text donate by Texting DSMA55 your donation £ to 70070.
Alice will be taking part in the Trans Pennine 50k Challenge on 26th June 2013. Alice wants to increase awareness for this condition and she is taking part in memory of Nora Tipton. If you would like to support Alice please click here to her Just Giving page or you can text yor donation UFUY72 £10 to 70070 Thank you.
Dr Alan McKenna
Dr McKenna is taking part in the Trans Pennine Challenge. He has named his challenge 'A penny a kilometre for Mesothelioma UK' this is what he has to say " I will be walking 100 kilometeres in the Trans Pennine Challenge 2013 on June 23rd for Mesothelioma UK. I will be walking 100 kilometres, but the pain I will endure will be nothing as compared to what mesothelioma victims suffer. I have called my charity walk a 'penny a kilometre for Mesothelioma UK', because that is all I ask that you consider donating just a £1. Please pass the details on to your friends, this walk is not about me it is about supporting the thousands of mesothelioma victims and their families, and it is about providing greater awareness of this terrible disease." To support my cause please click here.
Dexies Midnight Walkers
The Team - Amanda Miller, Sarah White, & Stephen Barnes will be running the gauntlet and taking on the Trans Pennine Challenge which is 100km across the urban landscape of Manchester alongside winding riverside paths, through the Peak District and finishing at the Don Valley Stadium. The challenge starts on Saturday 22nd June to Sunday 23rd June and if you would like to support Amanda please click here, Sarah please click here or Stephen please click here.
Hey everyone, thank you for taking time to have a look at our page! Olivia, Paula and Lauren are all taking part in the Race for Life at Hyde Park on the 14th July in memory of Albert Riches and Sylvia Peck. We would love to raise as much as possible and are donating our money to Mesothelioma UK, who are a charity relying on voluntary donations to help those dealing with asbestos cancer. When donating please make sure you select the Gift Aid option if you are a Tax Payer as it means an extra 25% of your donation is sent to the charity without any extra cost to you! Please please donate as much as you can as every penny really helps to make a difference!! JustGiving are totally safe and won't send you any unwanted emails.Thanks everyone!!! Please click here to support our quest... Thank you.
Suzanne Chipperfield & Stefan Bramwell
Suzanne and her Brother Stefan will be donning their walking boots to trek over the Lake District in a walking event on the 3rd August to help raise funds and awareness about the dangers of asbestos. If you would like to support them in their quest please make your donation cheques payable to the Mesothelioma UK Charitable Trust and post it to our charity address.
Elizabeth Byrne & Husband
Elizabeth and her husband are taking part in the Dublin Half Marathon which takes place on the 5th August 2013. They are doing this as sadly a very close friend of theirs passed away from asbestos cancer last October. Watch this space for more information....