I am doing Cancer Research’s Race for Life Nottingham on Sunday, with a blogging team supported by Brioche Pasquier. It’s not the 5k that worries me though, it’s the emotion of the day. I lost my mum to brain cancer, that’s her above in a canvas I had printed recently.
The last time I did the Race for Life Nottingham, I found being surrounded by people wearing dedications to people they are running for, both comforting and utterly overwhelming.
Mum lost her Dad to cancer, before I was born. When I was small, I remember her taking part in a raft building challenge and collecting money for Cancer Research. So I will be running for the Grandad I never met, and for Mum.
Mum had a grade 4 brain tumour, which we knew from the start was always going to come back. However, cancer treatment meant we had two years and a half with Mum we wouldn’t have had otherwise. I was pregnant when she was diagnosed, so it meant she got to meet Mr G, it also means Miss L can remember her and has been influenced by her in many ways. After the first tumour was removed and her first course or radiotherapy and chemotherapy she was in good shape for a year and we packed in lots of adventures together.
Unfortunately a second tumour appeared and nearly a year after she had surgery to remove it, she lost her incredibly brave fight with cancer. My Grandad died shortly before I was conceived. I will always wonder, how perhaps nowadays, with treatment, if I could have met him.
Here is the link to the fundraising page
Brioche Pasquier offered to kickstart our team with £250, its the company’s first ever UK fundraising campaign to support Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, they have two promotions running to reach their fundraising goal of £15,000.
The ‘Run with Mum’ promotion, now available on the Pitch range, is to encourage you to run with your children by covering a single child’s £10 entry fee for 1,000 pairs of little legs.
The second promotion, ‘Raise Some Dough’, available throughout June and July across all products, gives you the opportunity to win donations of up to £100 to send to friends or family taking part in a Race for Life event through their JustGiving page – or alternatively you can simply donate to the Brioche Pasquier Race for Life team.
Also keep an eye out for Brioche Pasquier products at the Race for Life events, as every runner will be offered a tasty ‘PITCH’ filled brioche.
To find out how you can get involved and take advantage of these fantastic offers, visit www.briochepasquier.co.uk.