Victoria is an Iron Lady, Rachael’s trying to be one in a different way!

Last January (2020) my twin sister Victoria Egan had a shock diagnosis of aggressive breast cancer.
Now a year on her cancer journey is pretty much behind her.
The Big C provided her with lots of support so I’d be grateful if you can sponsor me to raise money for them to return the favour.

Donate to this page
Target amount : £750
Currently raised : £2700

What I’m doing:

I have decided to take on a very difficult challenge myself and attempt a half Iron Man.... 1.2 miles of lake swimming, a 56 mile cycle and a 13 mile run.
It’s not going to be easy in any way.. a swim-up bar and cycling to a country pub are my preferances.....but when you remember how hard a year Victoria and other cancer sufferers have had, it is my attempt to push myself to my limits and have the strength of character to do so; something all cancer patients have had to endure. I am very determined and training hard but I may not make it in the allotted time!

Why I’m fundraising:

My twin sister Victoria Egan had a shock diagnosis of triple negative aggressive breast cancer & having treatment during a global pandemic added extra worry.

The six chemo sessions and recovery periods were a challenge but Victoria remained very positive throughout. Next at the end of June was the operation and reconstruction. She sailed through this with determination and strength of character. The last leg was daily radiotherapy in September, taking place over 3 weeks.

Now a year on she has healed and her cancer journey is pretty much behind her. She was an inspiration to us all. Especially so pushing herself to keep fit throughout, against lots of knock backs to her immune system, being so tired she couldn't get out of a chair or climb the stairs without being on all fours.

Having received lots of support, I’d like to give back, so I’d be grateful if you can sponsor me to raise money for the Big C.

Please donate anything you can. No pressure to pledge lots even a couple of pounds mounts up and benefits those diagnosed with cancer.

Recent Donations

£10.00
Amanda Forecast
04/02/2021 - Vic is such an inspiration and so are you for doing this. Good luck! Amanda & Paul x
£10.00
Rebecca Courtney
04/02/2021 - Wow, good luck with the training Rachael,i am sure will be magnificent as was Victoria last year, love to you both very strong ladies xox
£10.00
Nicola Vasey
04/02/2021 - Good luck... great cause 👍🏻
£30.00
anonymous donor
£25.00
anonymous donor
04/02/2021 - Good Luck Rachael!!
£20.00
anonymous donor
£100.00
Emma Phillips
04/02/2021 - Go Rachael! Some challenges in life we must face, with the love and support of our friends and family. Some challenges we take on for the love of our family and friends. You’ve got this! Emma, Adam, Will & Eva xx
£20.00
anonymous donor
04/02/2021 - Good luck Rachael! A fabulous way to celebrate Vicky's triumph xxx
£50.00
Rachel Feebery
05/02/2021 - Good luck Rachael!
£50.00
Sarah Burston
05/02/2021 - Great work Rach! X
£50.00
Rosemary Mills
06/02/2021 - What a challenge! A 20 mile cycle ride with Vic is enough for me!! Budx
£25.00
Emma Bedding
07/02/2021 - Good on you Rachael - and good luck! xx
£30.00
Christopher Lodge
13/02/2021 - Good luck Rach! Really wonderful effort for a great cause! Hope it all goes well. Chris and Gina.
£20.00
Elizabeth Cornwell
15/02/2021 - Good luck Rachael with your amazing challenge!
£20.00
Dhana Gurrum
23/02/2021 - All the best Rachael.
£10.00
Sophia Manco- Cox
23/02/2021 - Good Luck with you half iron man Rachel! What an amazing and inspiring thing you are doing for your sister and to raise awareness!
£10.00
Richard White
23/02/2021 - Well done Rach, a very worthy cause
£30.00
Graham Pitt
02/03/2021 - Well done Rachel, a tough challenge and a great cause x
£20.00
Susan Marshall
£50.00
Rosemary Mills
07/03/2021 - You've a hare to thank for this donation! Brian will explain. Hope the training is still going well. Bud
£15.00
Evie Trolove
08/03/2021 - Good luck and I'm sure all the hard work training and fundraising will pay off.
£20.00
lynne smith
12/03/2021 - GO GIRL!!!. what and amazing thing you are doing.. all the very best for your sister.. xx
£10.00
Colin Davey
12/03/2021 - Well-done and try to enjoy it!
£15.00
Larraine Hand
15/03/2021 - Go Rachael well done to you from Larraine
£20.00
Jon Bray
23/03/2021 - You can do this Rachael!
£10.00
Ginette Leeder
25/03/2021 - Well done our Rachael...go girl such a worthy cause.
£10.00
Faye Dickings
£20.00
Laura Boon
14/04/2021 - Good luck Rachel x
£50.00
Viktor Kilian
27/04/2021 - Fantastic ambition, big respect and appreciation Rachel
£10.00
OLIVER WEBB
£10.00
Victoria Santamaria
£20.00
Lynne Routledge
06/05/2021 - Great cause wishing your sister well, best wishes Lynne and Trevor Routledge
£20.00
Anna Reed
27/05/2021 - Amazing x ❤
£30.00
Bill Mackie
£50.00
Joseph Kelly
£20.00
Charlie Aston
£20.00
Dudley Sparks
01/06/2021 - Good Luck Racheal.
£5.00
Lee Perkins
£20.00
Richard Denwood
£20.00
Andy Powles
03/06/2021 - Go do it Rachael
£30.00
Jonathan Frank
03/06/2021 - Best of luck Rach from Jonathan & Ali (if you don’t make it we will have Inca!)
£10.00
Alan Marbe
07/06/2021 - Alan Marbe donating to Rachaels challenge.
£10.00
Kevin herbert
£10.00
Martin Herbert
13/06/2021 - Best wishes and good luck.
£20.00
Sandra Herbert
15/06/2021 - Well done both of you.
£25.00
JAMES HOUGH
22/06/2021 - Best wishes with your achievement, Rachael
£20.00
Jenny Kelly
£15.00
John Blakeley
£20.00
Daniel Worsley
25/06/2021 - Well done, representing Gunthorpe for the best of causes. Daniel and Virginia W.
£10.00
anonymous donor
25/06/2021 - Good luck Rachael with your amazing challenge!
£10.00
anonymous donor
25/06/2021 - Good luck
£50.00
Victoria Legge-Bourke
25/06/2021 - Best of luck and bravo for all your efforts. Victoria L-B
£100.00
anonymous donor
£20.00
Kim Woodhouse
25/06/2021 - Good luck Rachael x
£20.00
Claire Mortimer
25/06/2021 - Go Rachael! You are amazing!
£10.00
Alice Cattermole
25/06/2021 - Good luck Rachael! An amazing thing to do for a fantastic charity!
£10.00
Elaine Stevenson
25/06/2021 - Vic, you’ve been just amazing through the last gruelling year. Good luck to your sister with this fantastic challenge!
£20.00
Bob Fossey
26/06/2021 - Good luck Rachael, a great cause!
£20.00
Donna Baldwin
26/06/2021 - Good luck Rachael! Vic has been such an inspiration and so positive throughout her cancer journey. Donna x
£10.00
Marina Clarke
26/06/2021 - I myself was diagnosed with breast cancer last November, a shock to be told it was in both breasts, 3 surgeries later I am now recovering well. It’s a wonderful thing you are doing Rachael, I wish you lots luck, although I know you won’t need it, I’m sure you will be just great!!
£30.00
Richard Saunders
27/06/2021 - Great cause and an amazing effort. Best of luck on the day. Love Rich & Rachel xxx
£20.00
Dave Godin
27/06/2021 - Very well done Love DaveG
£10.00
Myfi Everett
£10.00
Peter Barrett
28/06/2021 - Good luck Rachael! A great challenge and a great cause! Pete.
£25.00
Victoria Egan
29/06/2021 - The video is lovely and the Big C Centre sounds such a helpful place for the family. Love Anne and Dave (Brian’s mum)
£50.00
Gillian Munn
30/06/2021 - Doreen would have been soooo proud of you Rachel! xxx
£30.00
Clare Guffogg
30/06/2021 - Good Luck Rachael! Love to you and Vicky, you're both amazing!
£20.00
Doreen Webster
01/07/2021 - Hope all goes well ! Very best wishes, Keith and Doreen.
£20.00
Lucy Bent
01/07/2021 - You are both an inspiration and we know how proud your Mm and Dad are of you. Very best of luck Rachael, we will be cheering you on remotely! Lucy and James Bent
£30.00
David Dulake
01/07/2021 - “Pain is temporary glory lasts forever” go girl. X
£10.00
Joanne Abbott
01/07/2021 - Yay! You go show 'em what you're made of Rachael! Proud of you for what you've achieved.
£50.00
Andrea Beal
02/07/2021 - Go for it Rachel, good luck. Hope you achieve your goal.
£20.00
Tracey Lewis
02/07/2021 - Well Rachael, wishing you good luck and hoping you don't feel every one of those 70.3miles!
£20.00
Nicola Thornton
03/07/2021 - Go Rachael. Fantastic cause and you will do it!!
£100.00
Sue Marshall
03/07/2021 - From Paul and Soo xx
£10.00
james bates
03/07/2021 - Good luck with the half Iron Man, a very worthy cause. From Sonia, James, the girls and Rosie dog.
£20.00
anonymous donor
£25.00
anonymous donor
£10.00
anonymous donor
£20.00
Helena Wicks
03/07/2021 - All the best tomorrow Rach. You and Vicky are both amazing and you'll do great. Love Helena, Adam & Seb xx
£250.00
Victoria Egan
£5.00
Victoria Egan
03/07/2021 - I Missed writing this on my previous donation …So the big day is nearly here. We are so proud of you pushing yourself to do this and persevering with your training during lockdown. You have shown true commitment and have amazing fitness and strength. This means a huge amount to us and we love you So much. Love v & b xxxx your Proud twin, love you so much
£10.00
Heather Jermy
03/07/2021 - Very best of luck. Vic has been a true hero through everything and happy to support such a brilliant cause.
£10.00
anonymous donor
03/07/2021 - Good luck Rachael!
£20.00
Will Akast
04/07/2021 - What an amazing thing to do and I hope it goes well today. That is an incredible challenge. All the best, Will and Sarah
£20.00
Katie Browne
04/07/2021 - An amazing challenge by an amazing lady! Go Rach! Xx
£20.00
Abbi Botting
04/07/2021 - Well done! What an incredible achievement. You should be very proud. A great charity to be fundraising for. Abbi xx
£20.00
Jennifer Martin
04/07/2021 - Well done Rachael! You are awesome!
£20.00
Fiona Tibbitt
04/07/2021 - Well done Racheal & so pleased Vic is out the other side of her cancer journey. My brother didn’t make it & they were having treatment at the same time. You’ve inspired me to do something in his memory so thank you. x
£20.00
Rachael Raine
05/07/2021 - Well done Rachael. From Winston, Pixel and Bumble.
£20.00
Helen Bailey
05/07/2021 - Well done Rachael! What a brilliant way to support Vic. And Big C are a fantastic charity.
£10.00
Linda Cripps
£20.00
anonymous donor
06/07/2021 - Amazing, Well Done Rachael, from The Bannisters.
£20.00
Chris Foster
£200.00
Richard Francis
07/07/2021 - We are so very proud of both of you. Victoria for your fortitude in dealing with and conquering cancer. Rachael for responding with such a personal challenge, and achieving such an incredible success, to raise vital funds for the Big C charity. Also to Brian and Andrew for your unwavering support to Victoria and Rachael. We love you all so much All our love Mum & Dad xxxx
£20.00
Ken Prouton
07/07/2021 - In memory of my wife Norma.
£20.00
Victoria Egan
08/07/2021 - Well done Rachael, incredible effort and happy to support your achievement and Big C from Keith Miller ( colleague of Victoria)
£20.00
Charlie Francis
14/07/2021 - Well done Rachael!!!!! What an achievement!!!!
£20.00
Will Beeson
22/07/2021 - Many congratulations Rachael, this is am amazing thing to do for your sister and for a great cause. Best wishes to you, Victoria and your family. Will Beeson (Mum and Dad's neighbour!)