In memory of Nigel Holt

By Hilary Holt

My Activity Tracking


My target 33 miles

I'm Taking it On for Pancreatic Cancer UK

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and I am Taking It On.

Pancreatic cancer is hard for doctors to spot and there is no simple diagnostic test. More than half of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer die within 3 months. Nigel lived for 14 months from the date of his diagnosis but that was after several months of tests.

Please support me and my fundraising. Together we can help fund vital research to help get closer to a breakthrough in early diagnosis.

Pancreatic cancer is tough but together, we’ll Take It On.

My donations have funded...

34 hours with a nurse on our Support Line


31 hours of early diagnosis research

My Achievements

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Reached 50% of goal

Reached 100% of goal

Funded 1 day of Research

Funded 2 days of Research

Funded 3 days of Research

My Updates

24 a day ...

Did you know that Pancreatic Cancer kills 24 people a day?  That's why Pancreatic Cancer UK made it 24 activities or whatever for people to raise money for research into early diagnosis.  I just had to be difficult & decide that as I must walk 24 miles a month anyway with the dogs, that I would set my target to 33 - how long Nigel & I had been married.  So, I have started my challenge today with Cass & Bill & walked further than we usually do.  I'm hoping it will appear on Strava tomorrow!

Thank you all once again

As I approach meeting my revised target of raising £900 for 'Take It On' in memory of my Nigel, I just wanted to say a huge thank you to all of you who have donated, including some people who haven't even met me.  My heartfelt thanks to you all.  

Your donations have contributed to enabling more research to be done with the hope that an early diagnostic test for pancreatic cancer can be produced.  Essential for treatment

I start my walking next weekend, to account for my possible week out at the beginning of November, which is significant to me, as Sunday 24 October would have been our 34th wedding anniversary.  I feel that starting the walking then is a positive thing for me to do.

A bit of a change is necessary ...

Hi All, just to let you know that I'm going to have to tweak the dates I do my 'Take It On' challenge as I have been called to hospital for a procedure in the first week. Typical!  So, I'm going to start my challenge on Sunday 24 October instead, as I have to isolate before the procedure & will need possibly a couple of days afterwards.  

Cass & Bill are getting ready for November

Today, I have decided that Cass & Bill & I should start preparing for 'Take It On' next month.  We've been out for half an hour in the autumnal sunshine & when we got back, Cass & Bill kindly stayed still to pose in their Pancreatic Cancer bandanas!  I have raised over £700 out of a revised target of £900 so far, in my endeavour to help research into Pancreatic Cancer & stop other people having to go through what Nigel & many others had to very painfully endure.  If you were thinking of donating (however much) & haven't as yet, please do so.  Cass & Bill & I will do our challenge as best we can.  Cass was very poorly last week as she was put on anti-epilepsy tablets after several days of episodes (3 collapses out on walks) & reacted badly to them initially.  However, she seems to be back to her former self now, thank goodness, so hopefully we can get back to walking a bit further each day. 

Thank you all for your generosity

Just yet another 'thank you' for your support.  Words from me are inadequate but apparently you, my friends, have donated enough to make a palpable difference to pancreatic cancer research.  I am still still waiting for my registration pack but when it arrives I'll plan my walks & let you know.

You are all amazing!

The reason why ...

Several months have passed since the awful day that Nigel died, after he deteriorated rapidly after Christmas. I now ready to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer UK in the hope that it helps them find a cure & stops so many other families having to go through what we went through, both Nigel & the family. We are convinced it was Felicity, our granddaughter, who kept him going so long, as he loved her so much & was delighted to discover he was going to be grandpa. 
Pancreatic cancer seems to be so overlooked when people are donating money, so every little will be gratefully received. 
Why 33 miles? Well, we had been married 33 years so it seemed a good realistic number to pick, as those of you who know me well, know that I'm not the fittest or most athletic person around!

Thank you to my Supporters



Well done Hilary. X


Sophie Parry

Well done Hilary, sending love Xxx


Linda Newell

I'm a friend of janes ,my mum sadly passed away with pancreatic cancer ,it's a horrid cancer


Anne Clay

We are right with you Hilary, hope to join you for a couple of walks.


Jo Arrcher

Well done, Hilary. Lots of love. x


Clairey Hanlon

Good luck for reaching such an amazing target Aunty Hil. I’ll donate some miles from Scotland too 🥾 Lots of love and bear hugs xxx


Ellie & Matt

Enjoy the crisp autumn air Hil. Wishing you all the best and perhaps get to join you for a Stamford stretch xxx




Paul Streater

Good luck, and love from Paul and Susan xx



I'm here to support you, Hil, in memory of Nigel. Love Mum xx


Emily Hayland


Alex Przyjemski


Pam Przyjemski

What a great thing to do, good luck x


Ruth Blythe


Katherine Hanlon


Di Acaster


Billie Stevenson

Lovely thing to do Hilary. xxxx


Christine Treanor

Thirty years and thirty miles, so very fitting. Well done Hilary for taking this on at a difficult time. Sending love and best wishes.


Megan Rodrigues


Adam Wallis


James Porter

For Nigel's fund raising fund



Big love ❤️


Theresa Rodrigues


Del And Jan Robertson

Bless x


Danielle Eade

Go Hilary! We are all with you, every step of the way xx


Jill Streater

Go, Hilly! Would be lovely to accompany you on a couple of them if I'm at home xx


Maddie Preece


Jane And Jez

I ll walk with you Hil whenever you want company xx


Mrs H R Holt

Putting my money where my mouth is!



I hope the donations can help 🙏


Lindsay Parrish