Inspiring stories from our Take It On heroes
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"I decided to take on Challenge 24 as I lost my mom to pancreatic cancer in January after a very short time between diagnosis and her passing. I chose to run 5km 24 times throughout the month. It was an overwhelming experience and I exceeded my target within 24-hours of putting my fundraising page live. I have raised over £1,500! My Mom was a fantastic woman and knowing that so much money has been raised in her memory would have left her speechless. I am truly honoured to have done this for her."
"I wanted to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer UK so it could not only raise more awareness but fund vital research into pancreatic cancer. My father passed away earlier this year and I would not want anyone to experience what my family had to go through, my father was diagnosed and passed away 3 weeks later. I decided to do a 24 hour live stream gaming session with my friends and during the games I even dyed my hair when I hit £1,000 and shaved it off if I hit £2,000! Those who viewed my livestream motivated me to keep going and I felt so much love at the end. If the money I raised helped even one family I knew it would be 100% worth doing."
"I took on 24 different activities for 24 days in honour of my beautiful mum, Elise who we lost to pancreatic cancer in February last year. All of my challenges were set by friends and family who know just how to push me out of my comfort zone. The challenges certainly pushed me in all areas whether it’s been spending 5 hours walking up and down a ridiculously steep hill or leaving all inhibitions at the door dancing alongside a van in an attempt to recreate ‘Cousin Skeether’. I was devastated to fail my 24 hour silence by 3.5 hours as I have always had a huge fear of failure. But it’s all part of the journey and another thing my mum always tried to make me understand and accept. I raised an incredible £6,821 and i'm blown away!"
"I wanted to do something to help my Nana and others like her. Shaving my hair off was easy knowing it will grow back! I had an original target of raising £150 but have now raised an incredible £1,781"
"I supported Pancreatic Cancer UK because I lost my aunt to pancreatic cancer in on New Year's Day 2015 and I wanted to do something to raise money in her memory. Shaving my head was so liberating and made such a strong statement that I raised the most money I've ever raised for charity in my life!"
"I set myself a challenge of walking 20,000 steps for 24 days, keeping the number 24 at the heart of my challenge. To top it all off - a wonderful suprise awaited me at the finish, with a running track recreated in my back garden by the most important people in my life. I feel beyond proud that the money i raised will help fund vital research. This one was for you mum."