As a way of helping her family stay positive, following being
diagnosed with Grade 3 invasive ductal breast cancer, mother of
two, Sammy Jo Noble, encouraged son's Josh, ten, and Ben, 13, to do
something to support the cancer services that care for patients in
Josh loves cooking and his speciality is cheesecake - so he hit
the kitchen and began baking, then selling portions, to help raise
money for County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust's
Charity. He made lots of different flavours and has raised an
Ben prefers being outdoors, so challenged not only himself, but
also his grandad, Joe Woods, to cycle from their homes in Easington
Lane to Hartlepool - just over 16 miles. They managed to do the
ride in one go, ending up at their destination tired, but proud.
Between them they've raised an incredible £6,683 - which has been
donated to support the services caring for Sammy Jo.
Commenting, Joe said, "We had our challenges, firstly in not
training for this ride and it being further than I thought on the
day, then Ben's chain came off and he had a panic when I said he
would need to walk the rest of the way - but it was soon fixed and
I'm glad to say, although we faltered a few times, we did it. Ben's
recovery was one day - for me I was glued to the sofa for three
days and couldn't move, but it was all for such a great cause it
made the pain worthwhile.'
Pat Chambers Charity Development Manager for CDDFT Charity said,
'It is humbling that these young people, not forgetting grandad
Joe, have both rallied their communities to support their
fundraising to help us improve the cancer care facilities within
our hospitals in County Durham & Darlington. We're very
grateful to them. You can continue to make a donation via:
"Cancer affects so many lives and patients in our care have
continued to receive treatment during the Covid-19 pandemic.
"Much of our fundraising traditionally takes place by holding or
attending large scale events, which isn't possible at the moment
and, as we really don't know when it may be possible again we're
trying to finding new ways to fundraise. We're also more
dependent than ever on individuals and businesses raising money for
us - if you think you can help, we'd love to hear from you."
To contact the Charity Team: Phone: 01325 743781. Email: Cddft.firstname.lastname@example.org
Published 16th July 2020
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