The big C word.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

I want to take a moment to briefly talk about Cancer.

Cancer stole my granddad from me when I was a child. Cancer tried to take my Mum.  Cancer is currently brutalising my Godfather and one of his brothers.  I have a friend who's been recently battling cancer when she should be carefree and enjoying her babies first few years of life.  Cancer doesn't discriminate.  It doesn't give a shit.  Basically Cancer is a twat.

Something like 1 in  3 people will experience Cancer.

It's 2014 and it's still wreaking havoc, pain and misery upon us.

Now I could ask you to sponsor me yet I'm not very sponsor worthy.  Most things physical are out.  I can't make anything to sell as i'm craft inept.  Even the, to many, daring task of dying their hair pink is out of bounds for me because I frequently dye my hair a myriad of colours anyway so it wouldn't be impact enough on my life to make it worth of sponsorship.  I feel impotent of being able to do anything to make a difference.

So, I'm going to cut out the middle stuff and just simply ask you to donate direct to charity.  It's not me raising money, it's about all of us raising money, together. I won't beg or plead.  There's no competitive public page listing who donates and how much.  Nobody will know if you donate or not, certainly not me.  I'm not asking you to do this for me, I'm simply asking you to do it for you because the sad facts are, if your life hasn't already been darkened by Cancer, it probably will be in the future be it a relative, neighbour or friend.

Maybe donate the price of a pack of fags if you smoke?  A bottle of wine if you drink? Forgo, just once, your weekly takeaway treat if you have one?  Hell, even if all you can spare is 50p, it helps.  It all adds up.  It will make a difference.

Donate to Cancer Research
Donate to Christies (The wonderful people at Christies were angels for my Mum)

1 comment:

  1. Cancer is a word that rhymes with plastered. One day maybe we will win, if people donate to the above charities, or ones like CLIC Sargent or Macmillan, maybe that day will get here faster x


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