Improvisation...

Improvisation…

Look carefully for two Jon’s in this picture as we tested the technology and the customisation of Thunderbird 1 this morning. While the time slips away towards the start – next Saturday 6th June at Blackpool at noon – and there’s still so much to do for work and for the Facing Up 2 Kidney Cancer […]

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See you next week...

See you next week…

Thanks to Harper Adams University (HAU) for arranging a wonderful pre-launch event for Jon and the Facing Up 2 Kidney Cancer Team on 4th June at noon. Jon is very proud to be an alumnus of HAU, he completed his MSc REaLM in *2010, and we all look forward to catching up with everyone next week and […]

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You never can tell

You never can tell

We’ve learnt following the time when Jon’s cancer was first diagnosed, and since we started this Facing Up 2 Kidney Cancer event, not to be surprised by people’s reactions either to the awful news or to Jon’s awareness and fundraising campaign.  It’s par for the course, and we all have to accept these things as part of life’s journey but it’s […]

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Our latest donors

Our latest donors

Time to say thanks to our latest donors on Just Giving: Tim and Tasha Green, Rosie, William, Charles Tassell, Eloise Guest, Elessimo, Chris Organ, Soo Phillips, The Rev Jon Chesworth, Kate Broadbank, and of course a big thank you to all our anonymous friends and supporters.  If you’d like to join our roll call you know […]

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Well done Heather

Well done Heather

Huge congratulations to Heather Mccalman on her 10k race for life, raising money for Facing Up 2 Kidney Cancer via the James Whale Fund. Heather completed the run in Aberystwyth in under an hour yesterday.  Jon’s ride is inspiring others to take on personal challenges, hold events, or just donate. It’s marvellous and motivates Jon to keep going […]

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Kidney Cancer Facts

Kidney Cancer Facts

Today’s blog is a very helpful lecture about kidney cancer courtesy of The James Whale Fund for Kidney Cancer and Mr Pieter J. le Roux FRCS  FCS(SA)UROL, MMED Consultant Urological Surgeon. Our awareness campaign is as important to us as the fundraising. When you’ve seen the film please help us to make a difference to the […]

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Superbike Legend

Superbike Legend

A great addition to our comments page today from a Superbike Legend.  Jon is thrilled to have received words of encouragement for his Facing Up 2 Kidney Cancer ride from no other than four-times world Superbike champion legend, MBE and King of the Jungle himself, Carl Fogarty who said: “I wish Jon all the very best on his ride and […]

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Barry, his friends and our latest donors

Barry, his friends and our latest donors

A big thank you today from us all to Barry Painter and all his friends from the Beeches Bar and Grill for their very generous donation towards the fuel bill.   The kindness of strangers, friends, colleagues and family cannot be underestimated. The transition from our former life as experienced farmers into our new lives as fundraisers and […]

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What the Doctors' say....

What the Doctors’ say….

A local Doctor’s Surgery thanked Jon last week and told how they’d already learnt something new from our Facing Up 2 Kidney Cancer campaign.  They’ve fully taken on board that fatigue could be a symptom of both kidney and lung cancer, and also pointed out to Jon that, as neither the kidneys or the liver have any nerve endings, if something goes […]

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BBC Midlands Today Film

BBC Midlands Today Film

This BBC film about Jon and his Facing Up 2 Kidney Cancer campaign is slowly gathering online momentum. Please share this excellent film from Midlands Today and let’s keep this ‘snowball’ rolling. Please donate and help us reach our target of £50,000. Please text JBKC55  £5 or any amount to 70070 or donate here Here we are […]

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