Life beyond Cancer
After surgery and a blood transfusion on Christmas Eve 2012, Becca was told there was now no sign of the cancer and, although spreading was thought to be inevitable, for now she was in remission.
Tom, a Financial Advisor at Aviva, was determined to raise money for Weston Park Cancer Charity following Becca’s recovering. Having signed up to complete the Great North Run and Sheffield 10k, Tom is hoping that through matched-funding from fundraising events at Aviva, his final total will top £750.
Tom continued, “I can’t name all the incredible staff individually but it’s thanks to them that I still get to argue with Becca about what’s for tea and about the price of new bedding. I get to listen to her tell me about silver and gold shoes and show me pictures of them 100 times a week without buying them. I get to take out her contact lenses and put her in bed after a Saturday night on the town and I still get to listen to her tell me the flat is freezing- when it really isn’t.”
“I’m super grateful Weston Park Hospital gave me the chance to do all that and even though there are still difficult times ahead, I worry a lot less knowing that this fantastic hospital is just up the road.”
Charity Fundraiser, Gemma Noon said,
“Tom and Becca have been through a rollercoaster of emotions but it’s great to see Tom turning the negatives into positives raising funds for the cancer charity. Whether in memory of a loved one or to say thank you for care received at Weston Park Hospital, every penny raised enables us to continue supporting life-saving projects and improve cancer services across the region.”
To support Tom’s fundraising visit his JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Bolland5