Running for Caleb

Cate Saunderson & Lorraine Fernie

“In May last year, my husband Caleb was diagnosed with mesothelioma – a rare cancer more commonly known as asbestos cancer. Mesothelioma UK is a charity that until recently, we had never heard of. We find ourselves benefiting hugely from their knowledge, expertise and support, especially the support of a Mesothelioma Nurse Specialist at Papworth hospital, funded by Mesothelioma UK.

“As well as supporting patients and their families, Mesothelioma UK funds education, research and trials into this asbestos cancer. Their aim is also to raise the profile of mesothelioma to help prevent future cases of asbestos related disease. They rely entirely on voluntary donations and fundraising activities to fund their services. So on 2 September 2017, with the help of my friend and running buddy, Lorraine Fernie, we ran my first (and possibly last!) half marathon for Mesothelioma UK and all I can say is…thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

“The total including gift aid heading to Mesothelioma UK is a massive £3136.50. To put this in context, £50 will cover the Meso UK helpline and email service for one hour, £400 for one day. £2,000 will fund a Meso Nurse specialist for one month. Your gifts will make a HUGE difference”

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