Samantha Fox

I was inspired by my friend Natalie to join her team and try to raise a load of money for The Big C, a charity who helped her while she was suffering with breast cancer. The Big C also supported my mum while she was suffering with Bowel cancer. They provide an important service and need donations to continue this vital work.
Find out more about Natalie's story here: https://2019in2019forbigc.wordpress.com/

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Target amount : £500
Currently raised : £455

What I’m doing:

On Sept 2019 I will be attempting to run The Wissey Half Marathon.
This is a HUGE challenge for me, as a non runner and someone who didn't previously do a lot of exercise it has involved a complete change of lifestyle and a big commitment to go from being able to run 0 miles to 13 miles! My approach has been to break it down into smaller chunks, starting with 'couch to 5K'. As I write this I am now able to run for 10 K - or 6 miles - this is already amazing to me but there is still a long way to go before September 1st! To help motivate me please consider sponsoring me and helping me to raise some money for this important charity.

Why I’m fundraising:

Natalie had a really terrible experience as a young woman to be diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer. Here are her words as to how the Big C helped support her through this most difficult time. "The Big C (for those of you that don't know) is a charity in Norfolk who 'are working to improve the lives of those affected by cancer in Norfolk & Waveney'. As you can imagine, being diagnosed with cancer is terrifying, especially the period between being diagnosed and waiting for the scan results to confirm whether the cancer is metastatic or not (spread from the original tumour to organs and bones). The Big C provided me with a place to go and chat to volunteer nurses about the scary things that were happening to me, and offered a quiet place to sit and have a cup of tea and biscuits after some extremely upsetting meetings with my oncologist and surgeon. Further along the process the Big C charity provided me with advice about wigs and offered hats and headscarves to try in anticipation of my hair falling out. This charity also amazingly offers each person that is diagnosed, and their partner, with 6 free massages to help them relax and feel a little better during such a horrible period of their life, as well as free make up and headscarf tying courses for those loosing their hair, eyebrows and eyelashes! This charity really made a positive difference to my experience of getting cancer this year."
I wanted to do something to help Natalie give back to the organisation which helped her so much. Every time the training gets hard, I remember Natalie as she was going through chemotherapy, and the valued support the the folks at the Big C gave to help make it more bearable. The great news is that Natalie and my mum are now much better and both in full remission. There are many more people out there who need help and The Big C is there to provide, but they need your help to do it.

Recent Donations

£20.00
Alan Brown
£50.00
Simon Fox
So proud of you, an amazing cause and an amazing challenge. Can't wait to cheer you on across the line! xx
£20.00
M Barry
Good cause Sam. We all know someone who has suffered with this terrible disease. Hope all goes well with training and run you will be great. Marlene and John Barry
£20.00
Lucy Copsey
Good luck with your first half Marathon Sam
£10.00
Robert Bellow
Best of luck Sam!!
£50.00
Michael Fox
Great cause and well done on taking on this challenge.We will be cheering you on. Michael and Brenda Fox x
£20.00
Sarah Maxwell
19/08/2019 - Well done Sam, good luck and we will be thinking of you. Best wishes Sarah & Tony
£20.00
Dawn Maycock
21/08/2019 - Go girl 😘
£20.00
Jennifer Allen
£30.00
Richard Fox
26/08/2019 - One week to go! Great cause Sam, we’re both behind you! x
£30.00
Janet Vince
27/08/2019 - What a challenge! We wish you good luck and it's a great cause you're supporting. With love Jan and Rob
£5.00
Karen Lee
28/08/2019 - Have a great run Sam! Karen
£20.00
Emilie Knight
29/08/2019 - Go Sam!!! You can totally do this!! I’ll be with you in spirit every mile of the way! xxx
£30.00
Elizabeth Chandler
29/08/2019 - Good luck Sam. x
£5.00
Beatriz Gonçalves
29/08/2019 - Good luck Sam!
£20.00
Simon Fox
29/08/2019 - Good luck Sam love mum xx
£10.00
Abbi Taylor
£20.00
Simon Fox
31/08/2019 - Good luck Sam from Jenny and James xx
£5.00
Caroline Turnbull
31/08/2019 - Go for it Sammy Mantha x
£50.00
Dan and Kate Barry
01/09/2019 - Well done, Sam. Really proud of you!! The Barry’s xxx