Bacchus Half Marathon - running in memory of Frank Hawkins (Dad) and Charlotte Nicol

Event date: Sept. 11, 2022

Bacchus Half Marathon - running in memory of Frank Hawkins (Dad) and Charlotte Nicol

Event date: Sept. 11, 2022

On 11th September 2022 I will be jogging but most likely stumbling along the Bacchus Half Marathon around the Denbies winery with my sister, Julie Hawkins. I know tasting wine is a very motivating factor, but I will, in fact, be doing this for two good causes that are very close to my heart: Alzheimer’s Research UK and Cancer Research UK. The funds raised will be split evenly between the 2 charities.

My Dad suffered from Alzheimer’s for many years and was cared for lovingly by mum at home 24/7 for the last few of those. Alzheimer’s is such a cruel disease, taking away loved ones memories’ and independence to leave but a shell of their former selves. He passed away just earlier this month but his memory lives on in us all. He was a keen cross country runner when young, and even just back in 2015 raced with me up the hill in Ventnor, Isle of Wight to hide from the rest of the family, despite being hampered by a previously broken foot!
In 2019, 1 in 14 of the population 65+ suffered from dementia and by 2040 it is estimated this will be over 1.5m people in the UK.

My second charity is Cancer Research UK. Charlotte Nicol, lovely close family member, was only 32 when diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour on 6th April. She lived life to the full, lighting up a room and always helping others. On diagnosis she continued to help others by setting up a Gofundme page and raised over £50,000 in such a short time.
Did you know 1 in 2 people will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime - so if it's not me, it's you or a loved one. Cancer will affect us all - so please help do something to fight back.

I am fundraising for these 2 charities so that we can help find a cure and help prevent others suffering this heartache.

Thank you for your support!

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    3 weeks, 3 days

    Louise Andrews

    Well done!

    £10.00 (+£2.50)

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    3 weeks, 4 days

    Rachael Andreotti

    Well done Vanessa. Two amazing charities for two very special people :-) Don't over hydrate on your way around ;-)) Rachael xx

    £15.00 (+£3.75)

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    3 weeks, 4 days

    Iain

    Well done!

    £20.00 (+£5.00)

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    4 weeks

    Teresa Brown

    Vanessa Good luck with your run on Sunday, you will smash it. Your dad and Charlotte would be so proud of you doing this and raising money for such worthy causes. Lots of love. Teresa x

    £20.00 (+£5.00)

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    1 month, 1 week

    Sharon Watt

    Run forest run!! Hope it goes well love Sharon & Steve xxx

    £20.00 (+£5.00)

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    1 month, 2 weeks

    Brydsons

    Dear Vanessa What an incredible effort for two very special people. I am in awe of the running and hope that the training (not the wine training that is!) is going to plan. Put in the work and the day will be so much easier. Love from us all Inga Stuart Alfie and Alex xx

    £50.00

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    1 month, 3 weeks

    Kjersti Eldrid

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    Jason Ashton

    Don’t be running with a bottle. Best of luck xx

    £50.00 (+£12.50)

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    1 month, 3 weeks

    Sian Gomez

    Great cause. Good luck xx

    £30.00 (+£7.50)

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    1 month, 3 weeks

    Abi

    Good luck Vanessa xx

    £10.00 (+£2.50)

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    1 month, 3 weeks

    E HOWICK

    My father also had Alzheimer’s; we lost him in 2017. The mother of one of my best friends passed away a few weeks ago from pancreatic cancer. Both your causes really reasonate with me Vanessa; good luck with your fund raising!

    £20.00

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    1 month, 3 weeks

    Emma Hawkins

    £50.00 (+£12.50)

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