Sing 24

By Karen Bulfin

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I'm Taking it On for Pancreatic Cancer UK

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and for the second year running I am Taking It On.

As everyone knows, I was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer in January 2020. 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. I was one of the lucky ones because my tumour grew in such a way that it caused me to become ill and to see a doctor. Because it was caught early enough I was able to have surgery to remove it.

Even after major surgery and 6 months of chemotherapy my cancer managed to come back, this time in my liver. But again I was lucky. It was caught in time for me to have ground-breaking new radiotherapy treatment which has seen it off and currently I am cancer free and living my best life! 

This has made me more determined than ever to take on another fundraising challenge and to raise awareness for a cause that really is close to my heart.

Last year my challenge 24 was to walk 24 miles in 24 days and I hoped to raise £500. Thanks to your generosity I smashed that target and raised over £2000. This year it was harder to find something that would really challenge me - I already swim and walk and I can't expect my friends, however generous, to keep paying money for something I enjoy doing anyway. However, after much soul searching we have come up with Sing 24!

My challenge is to learn and sing 24 songs in an evening. Sure I like to sing, but in front of an audience with the pressure of getting through 24 numbers .... now that's a challenge!! But as nerve wracking as it is, it is nothing compared to the anguish that someone, somewhere is going through right now, having just been told they have pancreatic cancer and they have just a few months to live.

My challenge will take place on Sunday 28th November, at St Lawrence Church Hall, Bridle Road, Eastcote HA5 2SJ at 7.30pm. I'd love it if you'd come along and support me. Don't worry it won't just be me caterwauling, I have a wonderful trio of musicians who have so kindly given up their time for free to support the cause, plus a few special friends who will be joining me in my endeavours. And there will be a bar and snacks on sale!!!! There won't be any entrance fee but you are asked to please donate and sponsor my challenge with all the financial generosity you can muster. 

Numbers are limited so please let me know if you are coming along.  I really hope you will be with us on the night, but even if you can't, please if you possibly can, sponsor me anyway. There'll be a recording or you can watch on zoom!

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.

From the bottom of my heart, the biggest of thank yous. 

Karen x

My donations have funded...

52 hours with a nurse on our Support Line

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46 hours of early diagnosis research

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My Updates

Target increase!

Well we've already smashed the initial £1000 target with a whopping £1237 raised so it would be rude not to raise the target to £1500!

A massive thank you to everyone who has donated so generously, I am truly overwhelmed by your support xxx 

Venue booked, songs chosen, learning like mad ......!!!

People who meet me out walking the dog or who drive past me in traffic or hack up and down the swimming lanes next to me must all think I am stark staring bonkers! Why? Because I spend the whole time reciting song lyrics! 
Do I care? Not at all, because thanks to some very generous people  I have already raised £882 towards my target and with any luck completing this challenge will raise a whole lot more money for this important cause. 

Please, please, please donate and help save lives and  I really would like to see you at St Lawrence Church Hall on 28th November for the great singathon! xx
 

Thank you to my Supporters

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Jane Blyth

Really looking forward to hearing you sing Well done Karen x

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Polly & Mark

Can’t wait to join you at Sing24, you are going to be amazing!!! 🎤 🌟 💞💞

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Romana

Sing! Sing! Sing! Good luck Karen! Not that you’ll need it xxx

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Sue Brankin

Good Luck Karen, I know you can do it!

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Grace Chandler

You are a true inspiration

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Julie Mander

Have a great evening. Sorry we can't be with you on the night.

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Kim

You are a super star! Wishing you every success and lots of fun with your latest challenge, I’m sure you’ll have a fabulous time xx

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Laura + Justin Van Rooyen

Auntie Karen - what a worthy cause! Sending you lots of love. We are so excited and would love to join this event via Zoom!!!

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Anonymous

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Stuart Berry

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Adrian And Grace

Fair play for this and everything you've overcome over the last couple of years. We are behind you every step of the way x

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Kate & Mike

What an incredible challenge Karen! We know you will smash it and sing your heart out - wishing you all the best, all our love xx

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Lynda Kowalewicz

Keep singing Karen for such an amazing cause! Go go go xx

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Claire Larkman

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Ewa

All the best !!!!

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Caitlin B

Wishing you all the best Karen! X

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Kenny Gray

Can I request Wonderwall by Oasis?

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Jean Woodward

Go girl! You will be fabulous! Xx

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Joanna Mcgregor

Good Luck! Xx

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Anonymous

We are all very proud of you.

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Gerri Green

Hope you have fun doing this challenge. So pleased you continue to be cancer free xx

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Dom Bulfin

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Kat Stobbs

You got this!

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Barry & Karen

Bravo Karen, looking forward to hearing you sing!

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Suzanne Robertson

SING LOUD,SING CLEAR, FOR ALL TO HEAR. X

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Meg

Great challenge - good luck and have fun!!

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Suzanne Warren

Happy singing

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Mandy Gasson

Incredible! Wishing you all the best xxx

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Matt P

YAAAASSSS!!!! SIIINGGGAAAAA xxxx