Funraising in memory of my little Bro' ….anyone done someting similar??

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  • freeagent

    4 weeks ago, my younger brother finally lost his 6 year battle with bowel/liver cancer.
    He was 36.
    We’re all having a tough time getting used to life without him, but we’re getting there.
    He was a keen cyclist, and did a London-2-Paris run with a mate just over a year ago, between Chemo courses.
    This was to raise money for a research fund run by his surgeon, at UCH hospital’s colorectal unit.

    Before it became obvious he wasn’t going to pull through, he had been talking about cycling from London to Snowdon, then climbing Snowdon.
    About 6-8 of us have pretty much decided to do this next summer in his memory, and to try and raise a decent amount of cash for the research fund.
    We are all either keen cyclists, or fairly active in other sports, so I don’t think the physical side is going to present any huge problems, providing we train hard.

    Between this and a few other activities I’d like to try and raise 100k (we’ve already made almost 10k from Funeral donations, and a few lads doing ‘movember’ in his memory)

    Has anyone ever organized anything like this before? I know Social Media has made it a lot easier to connect with people, but still want to try and make the most of this opportunity.

    Any tips, hints or similar stories would be appreciated.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
    This guy, currently 33 days and 1566 km into a run across Australia, inspiring stuff. Lots of money to cancer charities


    A good friend of mine died last year from colorectal cancer, his parents set up a charity to raise money for several cancer related causes including The Maggies Centre and St. Columba’s Hospice amongst others. Its called nico35 and we raised over £1000 by riding the Etape Pennines last autumn (was supposed to have been riding with him, but he died the month before). I believe that they’ve raised over £50k so far.

    one of my best mates died nearly two years ago from lung cancer at 32 and her brother did a 5 day ride they had always talked about doing together, raising money for the roy castle lung cancer foundation.
    he raised £11,500 all in. (some of which came from donations from here after i put a begging letter up. i will always be grateful to those forum members who did that, it really meant a lot to me at a very difficult time)

    it really helped him i know, to both do something positive and ‘honour’ her memory with a challenge that was a bit beyond himself – which was how lucy lived her life.
    (i think having 5 straight days of time in his own head to put his thought and memories in order helped him come to terms with his grief too)

    he hasn’t stopped with the fundraising and all of lucy’s family have done things now, from the great london swim to the local 10k run.


    Thanks guys, will have a read….

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