Please sponsor us for the Great South Run. We’re running 10 miles for Cancer Research! 

1 in 2 people born after 1960 will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime… Cancer is something that affects millions of people across the UK. In some cases it can be stopped, but there are still many people dying from this cruel disease.

In 2005 my Granddad lost his long battle with prostate cancer and then 5 years later my mum Helen was diagnosed with breast cancer. If you’ve not experienced this then you’re lucky, but it’s not to say you won’t experience it at some point in your life. That feeling of being told your mum has cancer is an emotion that no words could ever truly describe, but just imagine that you’re sitting in front of the doctor and being told that you have cancer, how would you feel? Now though after 5 years of treatment mum is clear of all cancer! 

This undoubtedly is a great reason to do this run – to celebrate mum’s fantastic victory over cancer, to remember my granddad for his courageous fight against cancer and to raise money to save many other mothers, fathers, grandmothers, grandfathers, uncles, aunties and children!Please donate by clicking on our JustGiving page link > https://www.justgiving.com/Helen-Blake2015/

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3 weeks today I’m running 10 miles for Cancer Research

Hi all, this isn’t author or writing related but I feel that it is extremely important to everyone and anyone reading this right now.

Three weeks today me, my girlfriend April​ & my mum Helen will be running the Great South Run in Portsmouth, which is 10 miles long.
Cancer is something that affects millions of people across the globe and although it can be stopped in some cases, there are still many people dying to the hands of cancer. The last few years have been tough on the Blake/Phillips family. In 2005 my Granddad lost his long battle with prostate cancer. This hit the family hard and to this day we all miss him dearly. Then 5 years later my mum​ was diagnosed with breast cancer. Luckily mum could be helped. After 5 years of treatment she is now finally clear of all cancer which I’m sure you’ll agree is absolutely amazing!
This undoubtedly is a great reason to do this run, to celebrate my mum’s fantastic victory over cancer, to remember my granddad for his courage to fight cancer for so long and to raise money to save many other mothers, fathers, grandmothers, grandfathers, uncles, aunties and children across the world.
Please donate by clicking on our JustGiving page link here: https://www.justgiving.com/Helen-Blake2015/?utm_id=8

All donations would be greatly appreciated, however big or small they are.

My ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

I have taken part in the latest social media craze ALS ice bucket challenge.

Below is a snap of my donation and me getting soaked. It’s a great cause so feel free to donate!

You don’t have to be nominated to donate.
There are millions taking part in the ice bucket challenges, but the sad part is that they are not donating at all!
To all of you out there who are yet to donate, do it now. If you have done the ice bucket challenge and have donated nothing then shame on you!

Come on everyone. Don’t be stingy, donate now! 🙂

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Beware! I decided to wash my hair during my challenge, that’s the white stuff on my head and face in the pictures.

Charity run

Today me my girlfriend and my mum all took part in a 10K run for the British Heart Foundation. It was a huge challenge but we all completed it with a sprint to the finish line in the time of just over an hour.

We really enjoyed the run and I would like to thank the people who sponsored us for today. There is time still to sponsor if you would like to and a link below to our fundraising page.
http://www.justgiving.com/challenge10k

The three musketeers

Our Sponsor page: http://www.justgiving.com/challenge10k