The origins of our 'Tracy Island'

The origins of our ‘Tracy Island’

Just as a new TV series of Thunderbirds is re-launched in 2015 for this generation the legacy of the original series lingers on. In the mid 1960’s television was still novel and whilst growing up on his parent’s small dairy farm Jon became an instant fan to the cult programme which was launched in 1965.  Fast forward to 2014 and […]

Read more
Sponsor Form

Sponsor Form

In this technological age where a simple click on the mouse and pressing return on the keyboard can transport us across the world in seconds as well as to our Just Giving Page. We’ve found that for some people the old fashioned ways hold true. So for all those who have asked us for a Sponsor Form to pledge money […]

Read more
No man is an island

No man is an island

Yesterday Jon and Sarah had a very welcome visitor from Solihull. Barry Painter watched the news item on Thursday on BBC Midlands Today and immediately got in touch with us via Jessica Phillips at the The Hereford Times. Barry was so moved by Jon’s story that he wanted to help and has pledged £1000 to be paid […]

Read more
Listen again

Listen again

Here’s the Listen Again radio link, from local radio BBC Hereford & Worcester it is valid for 26 days.  Jon Birchall features on the hourly news bulletins and in depth from 01:23.39 to 01:27:16 and from 02:18:45 to 02:25:14. Part 2 includes the medical viewpoint from Mr Michael Aitchison MD FRCS the Renal Cancer Service Director […]

Read more
FU2KC

Fundraising

Here is the latest update on our fundraising, sponsorship and donating for auction status, it’s been a good week! We have reached 4% of our total at over £2350.00. Huge thanks to our latest generous Just Giving donors: Richard Cooksley, the Yerbury Family, Malcolm Stansfield, Jon Snow, Jonny and Laura, Helen K, Jane Craigie, Andrew and Yvonne […]

Read more
Newsday

Newsday

Today we are all over the local news. It’s been a bit chaotic at this end trying to watch BBC Midlands Today and listen to local radio BBC Hereford and Worcester, whilst reading the Hereford Times    Jon looks good, his message is good and we are so grateful for all the coverage in this area. […]

Read more
Thanks Carole Nash

Thanks Carole Nash

Thanks very much to Carole Nash for their kind sponsorship by means of an upgrade and renewal of Jon’s motorbike insurance policy free of charge.  Thanks also for the great promotion on Twitter and Facebook. Please follow Jon’s journey around the UK mainland and together let’s shout long and loud to make everyone aware of Kidney Cancer and how imperative […]

Read more
Selfie

Selfie

The campaign caps arrived this morning and here is Jon’s selfie taken while at work in the office. Things are getting a whole lot busier in the Birchall household, both with Jon’s work as the new Basic Payment Scheme deadline approaches for his clients, and it’s a busy time of year for agronomy (crop protection and science) […]

Read more

Our latest wonderful donors

Huge thanks today to our latest Just Giving donors: Becky, Max, Alice, Grahame and our many wonderful anonymous supporters too. Don’t forget to text JBKC55 £3 to 70070 as every single £ makes a difference. Thank you.  

Read more
FU2KC

Kidney cancer awareness talk 16/04/15

Working together within kidney cancer care is so very important and raising awareness is what Facing Up 2 Kidney Cancer is all about. I’ve just received an email with the details of a FREE public awareness talk on Kidney Cancer to be held this week on 16th April at the Spire St Anthony’s Hospital, Sutton SM3 9DW. During this […]

Read more