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Danni and Tillie’s fundraising summer

Posted on Thursday 19th July 2018 at 2:10 pm by SH (Editor)

Charity fundraisers Danni Bray and Tillie Morris. Charity fundraisrs Danni Bray and Tillie Morris at the Pretty Muddy Race for Life.

Two young women from Bradley Stoke are undertaking a series of charity events to raise funds for Cancer Research after one of them had both her grandmas diagnosed with the disease.

Danni Bray and her friend Tillie Morris, who both work at Bradley Stoke Pharmacy (on the site of Bradley Stoke Surgery, Brook Way), kicked off their ‘fundraising summer’ by taking part in the Race for Life Pretty Muddy 5k on The Downs in Clifton on Saturday 30th June.

One of Danni’s grandmas had a brain tumour and, although treatment was initially successful, the disease later returned and she sadly passed away. Her other grandma (‘Nan’) has recently had treatment for melanoma, and following a quick diagnosis and surgery, is hopeful of a more positive outlook.

Speaking about her motivation for embarking on her fundraising campaign, Danni said: “Cancer is attacking my family and now I am determined to fight back!”

She added that she sees the fundraising campaign as a positive way to channel her (and her family’s) grief and frustration.

Tillie said: “Danni is my best friend and what her family is going through seems so unfair. Cancer is affecting families all over the world, therefore, I am joining her fight against this horrible disease!”

more: Events planned include charity head shave and tea afternoon »

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Students complete Land’s End charity ride

Posted on Monday 23rd October 2017 at 10:15 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of Ryan Edwards and Scott Warburton at Land's End.

Two 16-year-old students from Bradley Stoke have completed a gruelling cycle ride to Land’s End in order to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.

Scott Warburton and Ryan Edwards say they encountered some “truly awful” weather during the 300-mile trip, on which they carried all their gear and stayed in youth hostels.

Immediate members of both students’ families have been affected by cancer, which motivated them to embark on the challenge in order to raise money that might help “beat cancer sooner”.

They trained for the trip by cycling to Bath and back, and say they did a lot of research and route planning, considering everything from maps to food.

Their four-day adventure took them across Exmoor and then on to Land’s End via Boscastle, Truro and St Austell.

They encountered heavy rain and strong gusts of wind at some points, especially near the coast at Boscastle, when they had to cycle through the night in order to keep to their schedule.

High points of the trip, aside from arriving at Land’s End and having their photo taken at the famous sign, included exploring Botallack Mine and taking the coastal path from Land’s End to Sennen Cove. Along the way, the students say they enjoyed the sense of independence and speaking to other guests at the youth hostels and hearing their stories.

After returning to Bristol by train, Scott and Ryan had just one day to recover before starting their Post-16 studies at BSCS!

More: "A tremendous test and a truly remarkable trip" »

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