2010 Brighton Marathon Runners
In an amazing show of thanks to the Sussex Cancer Centre, Andy is running the inaugural Brighton Marathon in April 2010 to raise money for the Sussex Cancer Fund. Andy was treated here and now back to fighting fitness, he is currently training to take on 26 miles along with his wife Jo who is also running and is pictured with Andy here. He has run in the past but as a sprinter, so is used to measuring his training in meters not miles! This represents an enormous challenge and we are very grateful that Andy for this on to raise much needed funds for the charity.
Mark started running in 2000, after the 'university years' and the 'sat behind a desk' pahse of his life was taking its toll! Having run the London Marathon in 2000, he declared never to put himself through such a brutal event again. 14 marathons later he is running the inaugural Brighton Marathon for the Sussex Cancer Fund. Mark cannot believe that Brighton has finally got the go ahead for a marathon, and believes that the feel good factor it has created in Brighton and Hove is invaluable.
"I am so excited about this event, having run marathons is such places as New York, Dublin and Cork I really believe that Brighton will create a different unique atmosphere which will make the day amazing. Let's face it, given the choice of running around the Docklands in London, or nearly 20 miles along the Sussex Coast there is no comparison! Please support me in raising funds for this wonderful charity, every panny will go towards making a real difference in the fight against cancer".
I am running to raise funds because my wife, Linda, was diagnosed with throat cancer last August. She had 5.5 weeks of radiotherapy at the Sussex Cancer Centre and has since had a number of follow up appointments, biopsies, scans, etc. At the moment she has another appointment on 24 March because a recent biopsy was "inconclusive". We have our fingers crossed for a good result. All of the staff at the Centre have been excellent, in particular all of the radiographers, Jo Kerr, Pat Shields and Simon at the car park. We are indebted to them all, and hopefully doing this run will be a small way of saying thank you.
2010 New York Half Marathon
Hi All. My cousin and I are running to raise awareness of testicular cancer but also to raise some cash for The Sussex Cancer Fund …and we need your help!
Testicular Cancer is a relatively rare form of cancer. Although it accounts for only 1% of cancers in men, testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men between the ages of 20 and 34. About 75% of cases of testicular cancer occur in men between 20 and 49. If detected early, testicular cancer can be one of the most treatable forms of cancer but this statistic relies heavily on awareness and the treatment the patient receives.
The Sussex Cancer Fund oversees the welfare of patients at the Sussex Cancer Unit in Brighton, England, generally making life easier and more comfortable for people suffering from all types of cancer. As my bother experienced first-hand in 2007, their help and assistance is invaluable to the patients on the ward but they are in constant need of more money.
Jane Richards to climb Mount Kilimanjaro
In July 2010, Jane Richards will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountainin Africa. She will be raising money for the Sussex Cancer Fund in memory of her mother, Bernie Moss (pictured above), who she lost to cancer.Also, on Sunday 18th April two of Bernie's grandsons ran the Brighton Marathon Mini-Mile in her memory. You can sponsor them by using the same donate online button above.
Comedy Night for The Sussex Cancer Fund
A great way to raise funds for the charity. Thanks to Vicki Nangle at The Latest and her friend Jim Holland for organising this and raising nearly £70 for us.
Raylands Caravan Park
Staff and members of the caravan park in Horsham, presented a cheque of £1,600, after raising this brilliant sum at an annual fundraiser, to thank the Sussex Cancer Centre for the care of one of the member's mums. This was the final event in a year of fundraising for us, and we are very grateful to all who helped support us.
Martin Blick - London to Paris bike ride in tribute to Geoff Cubitt, who died late last year. Geoff was one of Martin's very best friends, and worked as a Trainee Medical Physicist and was deeply involved in Cancer Research at the Sussex Cancer Trust.Geoff’s parents and friends have decided that in order to pay Geoff a fitting tribute they would assist the Sussex Cancer Trust in buying a Precision Barometric Indicator. Please click below to add your donation.
Martin raised nearly £1,000 doing this - an amazing achievement in memory of his friend, which will enable us to buy a digital barometer which is much needed in the Physics department at the Sussex Cancer Centre where Geoff worked.
Three Peaks Challenge - Rob Jordan, Tristan Williams, Jenny Weston, Gemma Harrity, Craig Roberts, James Budden and Jo Adams climbed the highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales – Scafell Peak, Ben Nevis and Snowdon - in 24 hours to raise money for the Fund. In addition, HSBC, kindly matched any money raised for the charity. The team raised just shy of £1100 which their employer, HSBC, have pledged to match. This is a brilliant gesture and we are very grateful to all of the guys who took on such a mammoth challenge to raise money for us.
South Coast Triathlon – Seaford 15 Sussex Cancer Centre staff and their friends are took part in the Seaford Relay Triathlon. Each team member either swam 1500m, ran 10km or cycled 40km in 5 relay teams. It’s fantastic that these people not only work here at the Sussex Cancer Centre, but are choosing to do this for the Fund too, knowing that money raised will be going straight towards helping patients. Our teams raised nearly £1,000 for the Fund. A massive thank you to all our brilliant athletes.
Stuart Cattaneo Memorial Golf Day
Once again, Penny Cattaneo organised a highly successful day of golf at Singing Hills Golf Club, to remember her late husband Stuart. Despite the dreadful weather, this was a huge success raising £3,346 to add to the thousands Penny as already raised for us. This latest sum is likely to be spent equipping new clinic rooms that the Fund is creating. Enormous thanks to Penny and her family for their dedicated support of the charity.
Raylands Caravan Park - Southwater
In October, the owners and members of Raylands Caravan Park presented a cheque for £1600. This was raised from fundraising events throughout the year and we are extremely grateful for being their chosen charity over the last 12 months. Thank you to each and every one of you who helped ot raise such a brilliant amount.
Swimming Pool Channel Swim. 25 people completed the distance of swimming the channel in relay format, in Roedean swimming pool. Each person swam over 200 lengths of the pool, with some swimming an amazing 272 lengths. The event was a great success, and raised a brilliant £872 for the Fund. A great big thank you to Janet Lowe and all those who took part and supported the swimmers.
WMs 'Merry May' Concert. The WM, a Brighton-based musical theatre group, held a charity spring concert on Saturday 16th May. It included a variety of enjoyable and lively music including works by Gilbert and Sullivan, George Gershwin, Stephen Sondheim and others. The concert raised £140 in total for us. Thank you so much to Gail Greaves and her friends for thinking of us.
Sussex Beacon Half Marathon Debbie Webster, Jo Upward and Becky Hewlett decided to run the Sussex Beacon Half Marathon in memory of their mother, Hazel Upward. Pictured above is Hazel and husband Rob with Debbie, Jo and Becky, and all the grandchildren and sons-in-law.
The sisters raised £1435.
Barry Fulcher and Friends - Sussex Beacon Half Marathon
Also running the Sussex Beacon Half Marathon was Barry Fulcher and 20 or so friends. Barry was treated at the Sussex Cancer Centre and is raising money for the Fund to say thank you. Barry managed to raise£3,700.
TO ALL OF THOSE WHO RAN THE HALF MARATHON FOR US, A HUGE THANK YOU!
Charity Dinner Dance in Memory of Ian Long a very special occasion which raised £7,500
Brighton Consort Choir Christmas Concert raised £155.82
Bonus Ball Collection £144 raised by the staff at Adsa, Brighton Marina.
Sarah Baker ran the Barnes Green half marathon to raise money for the fund.
Metropolitan Police run for the Sussex Cancer Fund
On 23rd October, 20 Metropolitan police officers ran in relay, from Earls Court to Brighton Police station and made nearly £4,000 for the fund.
Mick Patrick Memorial Golf Day. Gay Patrick organised another memorial golf tournament in memory of Mick raising £500
Louise Alder ran the Great North Run on 5th October raising £2,189
Sussex Cancer Fund Annual Sponsored Seafront Walk (6 miles). Total raised tbc...
Cakes for Cancer - Jayne Fox at Brighton and Hove City Council
arranged a cake sale and luxury raffle and raised £581.62
Annual Golf Day in Memory of Stuart Cattaneo
Penny's annual golf day in memory of Stuart on 25th October raised£3,500 including £700 from The Loud Tie Golfing Society, of which Stuart was a member.
Penny Cattaneo at Stuart & Partners letting agency in Haywards Heathcontributed a percentage of rent received in July raising £500.