Cherry Lodge Cancer Care is delighted to report that Sarah Finlay successfully completed the Big Half marathon for us on Sunday 4th March 2018. By Monday 5th March, she had raised an impressive £828 including Gift Aid and we at Cherry Lodge send our heartfelt thanks to Sarah and her sponsors. If you haven’t sponsored Sarah already, might you be able to take her total even higher? Her Virgin Money fundraising page is still open for donations.
Sarah ran the Big Half in memory of Tim Yonel, who was a much loved member of Cherry Lodge. In her words:
“Tim was an amazing young man, clever, talented, funny and caring – he was also my nephew’s best friend. They went through Beavers and Cubs together with their goal being not to be awarded the achievement/activity badges that others were desperate to gain – they achieved this goal with flying colours!
Tim was diagnosed with a brain tumour at the age of 23 while on a gap year in Sydney, Australia before starting out on his career path. He sadly lost his fight with this cruel disease in May 2016 at the age of 30. Cherry Lodge played a valuable part in supporting Tim’s family while they cared for him during his illness.”