14 Challenges to Raise Money for Phyllis
Phyllis Tuckwell supporter Steve Radcliffe has quite a plan for 2020. To raise money for the Hospice Care charity which is currently looking after his wife Janey, Steve will be taking on an incredible 14 challenges in just six months!
From April to September, Steve will complete three cycling sportives, five 10k runs, four triathlons and two swimming races, and will top it all off by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro! All of the challenges are sponsored events, and Steve is hoping to raise as much money as he can for Phyllis Tuckwell, which provides supportive and end of life care for local patients and families who are living with an advanced or terminal illness, such as cancer.
“In 2016, my beautiful wife Janey was diagnosed with breast cancer,” says Steve. “She went through treatment, but in 2017 we were told that the cancer was back and this time it was incurable. My incredible wife is still fighting, but we know we don’t have much time left. Janey has now been referred to Phyllis Tuckwell to help manage her symptoms, and they will be with us now until she leaves us.”
“We would like to thank Steve for taking on this incredible number of challenges to raise money to help fund our care,” said Samantha West, Community Fundraiser at Phyllis Tuckwell. “As the NHS/Government only covers 20% of our costs, we have to raise over £20,000 a day to be able to offer all our services, which we give free of charge to our patients and their families. Every penny that Steve raises will help us, and we are very grateful for his support.”
Every day, Phyllis Tuckwell supports over 250 patients, relatives and carers, like Steve and Janey, providing medical and nursing care, therapies, counselling, social work advice and practical support. If you would like to sponsor Steve, anything you can give would be greatly appreciated. You can read his story and make a donation at https://www.facebook.com/kilimanjaro.steve.