12 Oct Maggie’s cancer Charity says ‘Thanks’ to supporters for running the London marathon and raising vital funds.
Maggie’s is extremely grateful for local supporters who took part in the London Sunday 3rd October 2021. Lucy Carlin, Andy Brookshaw and Sean Noble all put on their running shoes and raised over £12,000 for Maggie’s Wirral.
As more people live longer with cancer, charity Maggie’s Wirral is seeing an increasing need for practical and emotional support to help people cope with the changes that cancer brings. Maggie’s Wirral offers free support and advice on living well with cancer. This includes ensuring that people with cancer in the region are really listened to, that they are offered tailored individual support, group support and practical advice. All of which is delivered by qualified professionals in a comfortable setting that enables people to meet others who understand what it means to be living with cancer too.
Maggie’s centre Visitor Sean Noble took part following his wife Kim’s diagnosis. He said
“In 2018, just 2 months after our wedding, my wife Kim was diagnosed with breast cancer. Kim endured countless rounds of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery but unfortunately in early 202o Kim was then diagnosed with secondary metastatic breast cancer which although treatable it is incurable.
Throughout her various treatments, the Maggies centre at Clatterbridge has been a place where we could go for mental, emotional and financial support and advice along with offering feel good treatments and workshops.
One such workshop that Kim attended was the look good feel better workshop. As Kim is a hairdresser and at the time owned a hair salon in Chester this inspired her to offer free hair treatments to other cancer sufferers, she even had BBC come to the salon to do an interview with her. Unfortunately with the secondary breast cancer diagnosis and then the onset of Covid, Kim had to close down the salon to look after her own health.
With the help and support that we as a family have received from Maggies, we thought it would be great if we could give something back and help to raise funds which will in turn help others who are in the same situation as ourselves.
I completed the marathon and what a brilliant day it was. The months of hard work and training were worth it. The marathon was a victory lap, a celebration of all that we had achieved. All the support from family, friends, work colleagues and complete strangers has been fantastic, the donations that have been given is truly amazing. As part of our fundraising, we have held cake sales, online raffles and have also been supported by the Golden Lion in Rossett who held quiz nights on Thursday evenings on our behalf.’
Centre Head at Maggie’s Wirral, Kathy Wright said “We’re so appreciative to Sean, Lucy and Andy for their incredible efforts and we cannot thank them enough, for raising huge awareness of the support we provide as well as an outstanding amount to keep our door open. People with cancer need us more than ever and without our supporters we could not be there at this crucial time”
If anyone would like to donate to Sean follow the link here www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sean-noble4