Shaun Spurling

Challenge 24 in memory of Andrea Spurling

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Challenge 24 in memory of Andrea Spurling

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

It’s unacceptable that more than half of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer die within 3 months.

Please support me and my fundraising. Together we can make a difference and fund world-leading research to find that breakthrough in new treatments and improve the speed of diagnosis.

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

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Challenge24 completed today.

Alex and I completed our challenge24 today. We both ran 12miles as explained on a previous post. I have included some pictures in the gallery. We really enjoyed the run and both love running in damp,dark and dank conditions. Anna provided our drinks at the halfway point, which was much appreciated.

We would just like to put on record our sincere appreciation of all the support and donations made. We have managed to raise over £1500 between us and know Andrea would be very proud of you all.

I work at Derby College and have accumulated some annual leave which I am not able to take before the end of 2020. They have kindly agreed to pay this money and I feel it would be a fitting donation to the challenge. It is time I would have spent with Andrea so it seemed to make a lot of sense to donate it to the challenge. I would just like to offer our sincere thanks to Derby College Group for doing this.

Once again many thanks for all the support and donations from Myself, Alex and Anna.

Ready to go!!

 Alex and I are ready to go on Saturday. We will be setting of at 2pm from my house (Suffolk ave – 2 mins away from the Fire station on Nottingham road) and then will run along Notts road and head towards the river path. We will join the river path at the bridge before pride park. The route is shown on the image. We will follow the river path to Borrowash and join draycott road just after the shackleross turn junction. The turn-around point is a short distance along draycott road – Anna will be waiting with our drink at that point. We will then turn around and head back from where we came. Give us a wave if you see us while out on a walk!! 

Last long training run before the challenge.

Alex and I completed our last long training run before the challenge next Saturday.

Running shirts are ready!!

Anna has just finished the running shirts for the day. I am sure you will all agree she has done a wonderful job. Many thanks to Sam who helped Anna with these.

Challenge24 in memory of Andrea Spurling

On Saturday 28th November Myself and Alex(my son) will be taking part in challenge24 to raise funds for Pancreatic Cancer UK. Anna(my daughter) will be our support on the run and is busy getting our running shirts ready. For the challenge we will run 12 miles each to make a total of 24miles. We will be raising funds in memory of my dearly missed wife and Alex’s and Anna’s much cherished mum. During her illness Andrea took great pride in raising funds for the charity by organising a cake sale – it was truly inspirational to see Andrea do this, with great pride, during very difficult circumstances. She did an amazing job and we were all very proud – the smile on her face when realising how much she raised is still a vivid memory.

I know we all still miss her very much but know she will be watching on with pride for the cause we are raising funds.


Thank you to my Supporters


Nigel Cameron

Well done Shaun. Andrea would be so proud of you.


Julie Dawson Dawson


David Goodman

Well done mate .


Anna Spurling


Sylvia Norton

Congratulations on finishing the run.


Kevin Spurling

Shaun and Alex have a good run take it in your stride.


Jeanette Don


Stephen Johnson

Good luck guys


Lucy Quach


Sandra Heath


Theresa Platts

Good luck I'm sure you wont need it. Andrea would be very proud of you all x



It's a great thing that you're doing in her memory. The money that you and others raise will really help the research and treatment.


Brian Windmill

Good luck Shaun. Worked alongside Andrea for a long time. Lovely lady will always be missed x x


Richrd Smith

The photo inspired me to donate!


Julie Heath

Hi Shaun, Alex and Anna, Good luck to you, and Alex! I will be thinking of you all. Andrea was a lovely person and I have many happy memories of working with her and dancing and singing when it was quiet. With lots of love Julie xx


Marina Spurling

Good on all three of you.


Dominic Spurling


Lewis Taylor

All the best to you all! Team Taylor x


Julie Alton

For my bestie x


Sonia Dawkins

Andrea will never be forgotten.... thinking of you all


Sonia Dawkins Dawkins

Thinking of you Shaun and hope you Anna and Alex are well . Sonia


Kevin Mason

All the best buddy


Phil Brown



Well done mate, great cause!


Rob Frost

All the best mate 👍


Alex Grant

All the best mate, great cause. Hope you're keeping well.


Sally Harman


Scott Eley

All the best with it Shaun, Alex and Anna. A lovely thing that you’re all doing.


Lynn Harman

Andrea would be proud of you all xxx



Go for it Shaun & Alex, Andrea was an amazing lady 🌻


Ian Glenn


Jon Churchward

Well done, mate. Good luck to both of you. From Team Churchward