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Raising money for Melanoma Research

On 25 November my husband and I ran the Downton Half Marathon in memory of my dad Trevor. I ran it in 1hr 50m, and my husband in 1hr 42m. It was a great (and very hilly!) run. We had an amazing and very noisy support team of my mum, sister and kids – equipped with whistles and metal doorknobs (my 4 year old son’s ingenious idea!).

Thank you to everyone that has helped us to raise over £1000 for Southampton University to continue their amazing research work into melanoma treatment. My dad passed away in February this year from melanoma and was treated at Southampton Hospital with an immunotherapy drug – a new treatment that is giving hope to lots of people diagnosed with the disease.

Last year Dad was watching us run and joining in the celebrations afterwards – he loved an excuse to celebrate – and we missed him greatly this year.

If you would still like to donate we have a Just Giving page at:  www.justgiving.com/fundraising/bridget-kevin

Thank you for your support – Bridget

Well done Bridget!