We are walking 100km in 24hrs for Pancreatic Cancer UK

By Hannah Cook

My Activity Tracking

63
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My target 63 miles

Team Purple Powerhouse are fundraising for Pancreatic Cancer UK.

*There is a new update at the bottom of this page*

Hannah, Andy, Rachel, Colin & Tom are fundraising for Pancreatic Cancer, here is Hannah’s story:

Mine & Tom’s beautiful mum was diagnosed with incurable Pancreatic Cancer in December 2018, since then our lives have been turned upside down. I have spent the last 18 months fighting to try and save her life, despite knowing that what ever I did would likely not be good enough. 

As well as fighting for my mum, I want to fight for other Pancreatic Cancer patients, past, present and future. Below is why.

Pancreatic cancer is the deadliest and least survivable cancer of all common cancers.

Not only is it the least survivable, but over the last decade, Pancreatic Cancer UK has only received 1% of the governments entire cancer research budget, making it one of the least funded cancer charities. 

1 in 4 people die within 4 weeks of diagnosis, 3 in 4 people won’t make it past a year. The 5 year survival rate in the UK is less than just 7%, stats like this haven’t changed or improved for 40 years due to lack of funding. 

People like my mum have the odds stacked against them from day 1. Like my mum, many others are put onto palliative care at first consultation. 

Things need to change and I need your help. 

November is Pancreatic Cancer month, so in November myself, Andy, my brother Tom and our close friends Colin & Rachel are going to challenge ourselves to walk 100km in 24hrs. We’ll have no sleep and just a few breaks so please sponsor us and spur us on, your support really means a lot. 

If you’ve read this far, please take 5 minutes to research Pancreatic Cancer symptoms. If you had back ache or nausea for a couple of months would you ever consider that there is a tumour in your Pancreas? I definitely wouldn’t, and this is why GP’s often misdiagnose their patients with less serious conditions. By the time a correct diagnosis is made, it’s often too late. Please pass the message on. 

My Achievements

Reached 100% of goal

Reached 50% of goal

Shared page

Self donated

Distance travelled

Reached distance goal

My Updates

Update

As you all know, our 100km walk was due to take place in November last year. Devastatingly, our beloved mum passed away on November 11th so the walk was put on hold. 
Since December, we have been in lockdown and unable to complete the walk and until now we have been unable to see more than 1 person from a different household. 
With restrictions lifting and us now being able to see Rachel & Colin, we have a new date for our challenge: Thursday 1st April, completing Friday 2nd (hopefully!).
I’ll send another update to let you all know how we get on, my plan is to try and take short videos with updates throughout the walk so I’ll share that with you all once pieced together. 
Thanks so much to everyone for your generous donations, I’m blown away by the amount raised, let’s see if we can hit £7,000! 
Hope you’re all well and keeping safe, Hannah x

Thank you to my Supporters

£45

Anonymous

£500

Russell Batchelor

Great job - hope your aches and pains don’t last till long

£450

Sue & Jamie Benbow

£208

Fiona Dunn

Wishing you good weather and a pain free walk!! Good luck and keep safe xx Terry & Fiona

£208

Carvell Group

£208

Jamie

Good luck

£208

Emma Stokes

£156

Vivienne Broadway

Good luck all of you. Love Joyce Vivienne and Steve

£124.80

Anonymous

£124.80

Karen Lincoln

Fantastic idea. Wow - keep on walking x

£124.80

Karen

Fantastic idea. Wow keep walking x

£104

Laura Creed

Good luck Hannah and Andy. Like dad said, very proud. Lots of love xx

£104

Ruth Bryan

Good luck to you all. Great achievement. Hope it doesn't rain & the bacon butties taste good.

£104

Alex Borak

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Jacquin

A truly worthy cause. Wishing you the best of luck (and good weather).

£104

Sarah Michael Sam Jane Joshua Terry Xxx

A fantastic challenge for a very worthy cause. Keep us posted on the November walk.

£104

Graham And Alex Worrall

£104

Oliver Willis

All the best for you and your dad (I work with him). Hope you have good walk and that the weather holds!

£104

Mark Taylor

A fantastic cause. Good luck and best of wishes to you all.

£104

Russell Batchelor

£104

Brigitte Goldberg

To Tom and Family I am full of admiration for your selfless dedication to give others some hope not to have to suffer your heartbreaking loss.

£104

Graham Graves

£104

Kevin Cook

Well done Hannah! All of us down south are very proud of you. Xx

£100

Mntl

Good luck Hannah, Tom and team. It's a wonderful thing you're doing! xx

£100

Mark Horton And Charlotte Lindsay

So proud of you Tom! Good luck to all of you on the day!

£100

Mr James

£100

Tony Jackson

£66.56

Steph Green

Hi Hannah, wishing you all the very best for your challenge. Love Steph G

£65.52

Zoe & Pete Birch

Good Luck to all of you. Hope the weather is kind and your feet survive

£62.40

Ian Cardwell

Your mum used to always bully me to keep fitter under the guise of personal training. It has rubbed off on you and Tom. Anne x

£62.40

Paolo Melgari

I work with Colin at CPI! Good luck with the walk!!

£62.40

Jenny Readman

£62.40

Alison Kirkwood

Good luck Hannah your mum would be so proud xxxxx

£62.40

Ezat Khosravi

Best wishes for your challenge

£55

Alfredo Ramos

Hannah, Tom, your determination to help others going through the similar adversity is admirable. All the best for your challenge.

£52

Robert Mitchell

Good luck!

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Andy White

£52

Corinne And David Bell

Good luck Hannah,Tom and the team.We love your mum very much.She is a very special friend. With love Corinne and David x

£52

Sue, Dan, Joanna And Will Clark

Good luck to you all and what a wonderful thing you are doing. Xx

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Joanna

Love you bestie 😘😘 good luck to everyone xxx

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Louisa Newell

So proud of you and your strength Tom ❤️

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Philippa, Guy, Ysella, Ruan And Colum. X

An incredible challenge for a great cause, Hannah, Tom and the team. Hope the wind is behind you and you don’t get too many blisters!

£52

Jan, Bruce, Alex And Lucy

Will be thinking of you, Tom and Andy. Glad you’re doing this wonderful thing for the person we all love so much. And everyone else who has this horrible disease. X

£52

Peach Family ?

Amazing fund raising effort A fitting tribute for sue She would be proud 🍑

£52

Sarah Hyne

£52

Yarm Studio

Best wishes and good luck on your challenge xx

£52

David & Caroline Horton

A very worthy cause. Good luck with the walk & fund raising. David & Caroline Xx

£52

Oscar Gay

£52

Sarah And Rich Williams

Good Luck for your walk.

£52

Matt Vickers

Good Luck Hannah, Andy, Rachel, Colin & Tom.

£52

Derek Graham

£52

Graham Hillier

What you, your Dad and your brother are doing is fantastic Hannah. I hope it goes really well. Best wishes, Graham (I work with your Dad).

£50

Stacey

Very best of luck to you all x

£50

Jenny Eggett

Good luck Team Purple Powerhouse and much love to Sue xx

£50

Sam & Amber

£50

Anonymous

£50

Peter Weightman

Good luck Tom & Team!

£50

Jackie & Terry

Go for it guys! Fabulous to see you doing this. x

£50

Caroline Kelly

£50

Andrew Matthews

Well done Han, great job! Very thoughtful, of you, your Mum would be very proud. Love Dad xx

£50

Ruth Angus

£50

Sara, Ali & Marley

What a fantastic thing to do! Your Mum would be so proud of you all. Hope the sun shines. We’ll be thinking of you and send our love.

£50

Joe Nicholson

Good luck Tom

£50

George Howard

£41.60

Rachel

Rooting 4 u ❤️❤️❤️

£41.60

Daniel Frank

Best of luck sis Et al

£41.60

Sharon Frank

Good luck! Xx

£41.60

Catherine And Nick Flack

Hannah, Tom and all - good luck with this very challenging challenge for such a worthy cause. Your mum is so lucky to have you two!!

£40

Lucy Hayton

Well done to you all! So amazing! Love lucy and Darren xxx

£40

Robyn Booth

Huge well done everyone! Your all so strong to of completed it and for a great cause. Lots of love from Robyn, Rich & Harry xxx

£33.28

David Rogers

£33.28

Lucy Foley

£33.28

Maria Inam

All the best, Maria

£33.28

Simon Johnson

£33.28

Helen Buckley 'homer'

Sending lots of love to your mum we have spoken on a few occasions as we are in the same boat. She is a wonderful strong lady and what you are doing is awesome ❤❤❤

£33.28

Anna Stobo

Amazing that you're doing something so positive in such a difficult time, good luck!

£33.28

Dave Parmley

Hannah,Tom, go smash it. Your mam and dad must be so proud of you.

£33.28

Paul Dooling

It's an amazing thing you are doing. So sorry about your Mum

£33.28

Sandy Gunn

£33.28

Phill Jones

Best of luck guys! Well done for doing something so tough to fight this awful disease!

£33.28

Lorena M

don't give up!

£33.28

Ananda Roy

Good luck Hannah, Tom. Best wishes.

£33.28

Ronan Mchale

Good luck with wonderful work you are doing to help your Mum and others

£33.28

Liz B

Good Luck on your challenge - a good cause to support.

£33.28

John Williams

£32

Andrea Parr

Great thing you are doing Hannah, Tom and friends. All the best to you all.

£31.20

Marion Ullrich

Good luck Hannah,Tom and team that's amazing.

£31.20

Adam Wallace

Congratulations on completing the walk.

£31.20

Mike And Kate Casartelli

Good Luck.... that is a very long way!

£31.20

Dan Raftery

Good luck with the walk, I know you’ll smash it!

£31.20

Tom Clelland

£31.20

Ben Dobson

A great cause, best of luck

£31.20

Edwin Ntainjua

Sad to hear from Colin about Sue. Great initiative and good luck to you and Tom with the walk! Best regards, Edwin

£30.16

Grant Carvell

👍🏽

£29

Barrie Rhodes

£26

Ian Skerritt

Good luck Hannah and the team.

£26

Rob Boyle

£26

Sue Townsend

Wishing you good weather and comfy trainers. Good luck and well done. X

£26

Gill Evans

Good luck x

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Susan Wieland

£26

Michael Dawson

Good luck to you all! Best wishes ahead of an amazing effort you'll be putting in tonight.

£25

Anthony Harris

Good luck to you all. Such a great idea Hannah. Lots of love. Sue, Tony, Kate, Mike and Tash. Xxx

£25

Jayne Tyerman

Best of luck to you all, what an amazing thing to do! The Tyermans xx

£25

Diane Allott

Good Luck xx

£25

Stuart F

Hannah, so sorry to hear about your and Tom’s Mum. Thanks for doing the challenge and supporting PCUK’s impactful work.

£22.88

Manjoo Lalwani

£20.80

Chris Birch

Good luck!

£20.80

Carol Palmer

What a lovely thing to do. Live and good luck to you all

£20.80

Richard And Julie Humphries

Good luck, Team Purple Powerhouse! I think the world of Sue. This is such an important cause, I hope you get a dry day to complete your walk and don't forget to stock up on Kendal mint cake x

£20.80

Sue And Mick Woodhouse

Good luck Hannah,Tom and team - your Mum is such a special, beautiful person and amazing friend. All our love, Sue and Mick xxxx

£20.80

Keith Guest

Cracking effort, well done to all of you, you should be incredibly proud of what you've done!

£20.80

Anonymous

£20.80

Rebecca Walton

Good luck to you all! Your motivation behind the fundraising is very moving and very close to my heart. I wish you all the very best x

£20.80

Denise

Great cause, well done and good luck

£20.80

Andrea Andrews

Hello Hannah, Ruth sent us a photo of you and Andrew after your huge walk. Well done to the whole gang! Andrea & Mark

£20.80

Souther Friend

What a challenge! Wishing you all the best. You have been the most amazing daughter, your Mum must be very proud.,

£20.80

Lynne Marsh

Good Luck Hannah x

£20.80

Neville Slack

£20.80

Anonymous

£20.80

Jo Griffiths

£20.80

Karen Johnston

Love you ❤️

£20.80

Liz Herbert

Some challenge - great cause - awesome teamwork! x

£20.80

Hazel Hart

Best wishes for your Mum, and best of luck for your walk!

£20.80

Sandra Hartley

Good look Hannah and the team.

£20.80

Claire Westley

You’re doing a marvellous job Hannah. Lots of love to all the family, especially your Mum.

£20.80

Owen Woodford

£20.80

Nick Papadopoullos

£20

Paul Miller

Good luck

£20

Joanna Newton

This is a big challenge for a great cause.

£20

Gina Von Bradsky

Good luck to you all and all the best - sounds a tough challenge! Let me know if you need any support on the day 😁 love Gina and Andy x

£20

Charlie Templeman

£20

Mrs Tanfield

£20

Anonymous

£15.60

Leigh Alderson

Such a great thing you are all doing. Sending you lots of love and all my support from NZ xxx

£15.60

Marie Antonietti

Dear Hannah, This is such a good idea, my heart goes out to you and Andy. Best of luck ! Take care,

£15.60

Ros Matthews

£15.60

Abi Clifford

Well done Tom, so proud xxx

£15.60

Alex Gunn

£15.60

Aimee Wyatt

Good luck with your challenge and best wishes to you and your family.

£15.60

Amy & Ian Smith (from Your Dads Work)

Go Tom and Hannah

£15.60

Ian Manfren

Your mum will be proud of you for tackling this awful disease head on!

£15.60

Tariq Tayeb

£15.60

Mary Moore

£15.60

Rachel Squires

£15.60

Clare Trippett

Dear Hannah and Tom, wishing you all the best with the 100km walk. Best wishes, Clare

£15.60

Nicola Broughton

Good luck with this tough challenge. My best to you and your family.

£15.60

Glenn Lamming

£15.60

Frances Watkins

Good luck guys 💜

£15

Christopher Joseph Carson

£15

Anne Spetch

Good luck with your fundraising for such an important cause

£12

Hannah Cook

£10.40

Karen Hassan

Good luck Hannah, Andy and co.. that’s a lot of walking!! Xx

£10.40

Kershaw

£10.40

Gilly Fricker

Good luck. Hope you manage to reach your goal.

£10.40

Rachel Birch

Best of luck guys 💞

£10.40

Daniel Green

Fantastic thing you’re doing! Well done!

£10.40

Louisa Getley

Good luck Tom x

£10.40

Wes

£10.40

Claire Defty

£10.40

Jonathan Jones

£10.40

Eleanor Wilson

Well done❤️You’ll do amazing!!

£10.40

Anonymous

£10.40

Natasha Robson (cpi)

Good luck Tom and Hannah

£10.40

Aaron Parkinson

£10.40

David Barwick

All the best

£10.40

Krew

You're family is in our thoughts

£10.40

Natasha Wilson

£10.40

Tom Bishop

£10.40

Lesley Menzies

£10.40

Alex Cole (cpi)

Good luck with the walk.

£10.40

Jodie Clark

£10.40

Garry Hunton

£10.40

Danni Naylor

£10.40

Natalie Alvey

£10.40

Wayne Morton

£10

Rebecca Kindred-watkins

Fantastic cause well done everyone.

£10

Michael Horton

Absolutely amazing work for such a great cause! Good luck for it! 🍀

£10

Sam Halstead

Best of luck T batch and co! Great cause!

£10

Sheila Trow

£10

Jane Westpfel

Good luck with the challenge...and my very best wishes to you all x x x

£10

Nyama Johnson

Hi, I work with Colin at CPI. Sending best wishes xx

£10

Claire Defty

£10

Mark Cairns

Well done Andy!

£10

Jason Rose

This is very sad. Best of luck with your walk, raising awareness and all the other challenges you will no doubt be facing.

£5.20

Dave Conn

Well done Colin and Co

£5.20

Beatrice Landucci

Thinking of you all and good luck 🤞🏽💕x

£5.20

Anonymous

£5.20

Anonymous

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Jo Green (cpi)

£5

Anonymous

£5

Steph Hackworth

Amazing cause, good luck on your journey.