The Fellowship of Steve (Wild)

By Vicki Wild

We're fundraising for Pancreatic Cancer UK.

Stephen Paul Wild, my Dad, the most wonderful man in the world, died on 4th October 2023.

Dad was unfortunately diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the end of July 2023. He died peacefully at home just two months later.

Dad wore many faces over the years. A darts player, a scientist, a football fan, a husband and of course my dad.

Through all his faces, however, there was always an element of mischief to him. Whether he was annoying mum in New York, beating my uncle at pool, starting a snowball fight in the playground of my primary school (we had to have an assembly about that, so thanks for that Dad 😂), or reminding his twin sister that she was technically older than him, he loved to cause trouble.

Dad was not the first of his family to suffer from Pancreatic Cancer, his older brother passed away from it about 20 years ago. Because of this, we always thought we would be able to spot the signs quickly... but like many others Dad's cancer crept up on him, first diagnosed as nothing more than side effects of medication. It was only thanks to a lovely locum Doctor (on the 5 or 6th time of asking) that we ended up going for investigations.

By then Dad's cancer had spread and there was little more to do than make him comfortable and make sure he was surrounded by love. We spent many a day rewatching Lord of the Rings (the extended versions obviously) with Dad causing mischief from his hospital bed at home. 

I found PCUK as soon as Dad's investigations started (I Google everything, I know it's bad) and we received some leaflets from the charity as well. I relied very heavily on the support pages in the days after his diagnosis and then again after his death. 

After one of his doctor's appointments when he was first diagnosed, I fell over in the hospital car park. Everything I had been holding in came rushing out... on the floor... in front of a car trying to get out of the car park... it was not my finest hour. But it was the PCUK pages that made me realize that Dad was not alone, and we would get help. 

That is one of the reasons why I want to help, if PCUK can stop one person from missing the new series of their favorite show (death in Paradise was Dad's favorite), or they can stop someone's daughter lying in a car park without the strength to get up and face what's coming... then I will have changed the world.

Of course, I don't do this alone, Frodo had the fellowship and so does my Dad. Together we are taking on several walks starting with Moel Famau in February and ending with the big step forward in July  (of course Tolkien's trail is also in there.) 

Money is tight right now but if you can give anything to my fund-raising page you will be helping PCUK with research, support, and awareness raising. 

If you cannot donate that is fine, but please do me a favour?  Can you make sure you know the symptoms of early-stage Pancreatic Cancer? It is one of Britain's fastest and biggest killers and together with our help Pancreatic Cancer UK wants to fight back... but the first step to that is awareness 

My donations could fund...

50 hours with a nurse on our Support Line

or

22 hours of early diagnosis research

My Achievements

Reached 100% of goal

Reached 50% of goal

Shared page

Self donated

My Updates

The Big Step Forward!

@noideabuttrying

6 months, 6 walks! One final walk that ended up being 15 MILES rather then 13 miles 😂😂😂 Want to learn more and donate? Visit our fundraising page - https://fundraise.pancreaticcancer.org.uk/fundraisers/vickiwild/the-fellowship-of-steve--stephen-paul-wild-1952-2023- Visit pancreatic cancer UK - https://www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk #fundraising #fundraiser #pancreaticcancerawareness #pcuk #thebigstepforward #cancerawareness #cancerresearch #CancerSupport #pancreaticcancer

♬ Champion - ROKKA

The big step forward! - Complete!

Six months over in a flash 💜 miss you dad

This would not have been possible without the fellowship! - Thank you

@noideabuttrying

The last five months have been many things… brilliant, wonderful, emotional, difficult, overwhelming I couldn’t have made it through without the fellowship, thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything! Now let’s go smash #thebigstepforward Want to learn more and donate? Visit our fundraising page - https://fundraise.pancreaticcancer.org.uk/fundraisers/vickiwild/the-fellowship-of-steve--stephen-paul-wild-1952-2023- Visit pancreatic cancer UK - https://www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk #fundraising #fundraiser #pancreaticcancerawareness #pcuk #thebigstepforward #cancerawareness #cancerresearch #CancerSupport #pancreaticcancer

♬ original sound - Vicki

its time for #theBigStepForward

@noideabuttrying

It all comes down to thebigstepforward One last walk, one last push! The last five months has led to this! 13 miles, from Wallasey to Ellesmere Port (via Prenton Park) Let’s do this! Want to learn more and donate? Visit our fundraising page - https://fundraise.pancreaticcancer.org.uk/fundraisers/vickiwild/the-fellowship-of-steve--stephen-paul-wild-1952-2023- Visit pancreatic cancer UK - https://www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk fundraising fundraiser pancreaticcancerawareness pcuk thebigstepforward cancerawareness cancerresearch CancerSupport pancreaticcancer

♬ original sound - r & m <3 ⸆⸉

The Wirral Coastal Walk - Miss you Dad!

@noideabuttrying

5/6 walks complete! Miss you Dad! 💜💜💜 Want to learn more and donate? Visit our fundraising page - https://fundraise.pancreaticcancer.org.uk/fundraisers/vickiwild/the-fellowship-of-steve--stephen-paul-wild-1952-2023- Visit pancreatic cancer UK - https://www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk #fundraising #fundraiser #pancreaticcancerawareness #pcuk #thebigstepforward #cancerawareness #cancerresearch #CancerSupport #pancreaticcancer

♬ See You Again(Remix) - 林先生&气质隆Sir

We Did it!!!! - 5 down 1 to go!!!


Yesterday we completed 10 miles of the Wirral Coastal Walk. It was our longest and HARDEST walk to date 

4 DOWN, 2 TO GO!! - Miss you dad!

@noideabuttrying

Walk 4/6 complete! we suffered our first wash out but still made it 8 miles!💜💜💜 #fundraising #fundraiser #pancreaticcancerawareness #pcuk #cancerawareness #thebigstepforward #pancreaticcancer #monsaltrail #peakdistrict

♬ See You Again(Remix) - 林先生&气质隆Sir

4 DOWN, 2 TO GO!!


We got very wet on the Monsal Trail yesterday! 

We Are Off Again!

We go again! 💜💜💜

As we head into May we head into the second half our fundraising 🤩

In May we will be heading to Monsal Trail on the 26th May 💜 this trail stands at 8.5 miles and will be the longest walk we have done… so far 👀😉👀😉

We have just reached £800 raised! 

But let’s keep going, if you have donated please help us spread the word, if you haven’t please do so by clicking the link below! 💜💜💜

3 down, 3 to go, miss you Dad!

@noideabuttrying

3 down, 3 to go! 💜💜💜 miss you dad 🥺 Want to learn more and donate? Visit our fundraising page - https://fundraise.pancreaticcancer.org.uk/fundraisers/vickiwild/the-fellowship-of-steve--stephen-paul-wild-1952-2023- Visit pancreatic cancer UK - https://www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk #fundraising #fundraiser #pancreaticcancerawareness #pcuk #thebigstepforward #cancerawareness #cancerresearch #CancerSupport #pancreaticcancer

♬ See You Again(Remix) - 林先生&气质隆Sir

3 down! 3 to go!

3/6 complete! Today we completed the Whitemoore Trail 

We are now half way through our walks and thoughts are starting to turn to the big step forward! 🤩 

who’s excited to learn more? Well… keep an eye out 👀👀👀


We’re stepping it up!

The fellowship is back on the road! 

We are taking on the Whitemoore Trail in Delamere Forest on the 14th April 2024! 💜💜💜 

You might have noticed that our milage is starting to increase 👀👀👀 

We started off at Moel Famau with 2.5 miles, then the Tolkien trail at 5.5, and now 6.5 miles in Delamere…

This is all with the aim of training for our final walk in July… we only have three walks between now and then, so keep your eyes on our page for more information about that coming soon 👀👀👀


TWO DOWN, FOUR TO GO

@noideabuttrying

2 down 4 to go! 💜💜💜 Want to learn more and donate? Visit our fundraising page - https://fundraise.pancreaticcancer.org.uk/fundraisers/vickiwild/the-fellowship-of-steve--stephen-paul-wild-1952-2023- Visit pancreatic cancer UK - https://www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk #fundraising #fundraiser #pancreaticcancerawareness #pcuk #thebigstepforward #cancerawareness #cancerresearch #CancerSupport #pancreaticcancer

♬ See You Again - Melodia Simples

We Did It!!! - The Tolkien Trail

It was beautiful and very very muddy 

ONE DOWN - MOEL FAMAU

@noideabuttrying

One down! Five to go! 💜 for the best dad in fhe world 💜 miss you Want to learn more and donate? Visit our fundraising page - https://fundraise.pancreaticcancer.org.uk/fundraisers/vickiwild/the-fellowship-of-steve--stephen-paul-wild-1952-2023- Visit pancreatic cancer UK - https://www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk #fundraising #fundraiser #pancreaticcancerawareness #pcuk #thebigstepforward #cancerawareness #cancerresearch #CancerSupport #pancreaticcancer

♬ See You Again(Remix) - 林先生&气质隆Sir

We are returning to the spiritual home of the Shire

The fellowship are returning to the spiritual home of our name inspiration! 

That’s right! The fellowship are completing the Tolkien Trail on the 17th March! 

Hurst green and the surrounding areas is said to have partially inspired the world-building of the shire in the hobbit and the lord of the rings, which was a favourite with Vicki’s Dad, Steve 💜
We’ve now reached over £400 for Pancreatic Cancer UK, please donate if you can, and share this post if you have already donated 💜💜

We Did it!!!!

One down! Five to go! 

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far 💜 

Let’s keep going, if you can donate please do! 

INTRODUCING THE NEWEST MEMBER OF THE FELLOWSHIP! 🚨🚨🚨🚨



That’s right, Jenny is joining our adventure to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer UK

While Jenny lives in London these days… she will be joining us for our first walk in 7 days time and our final walk on the day of the big step forward in July! 

Welcome to the team Jen! 

💜💜💜

First Adventure confirmed!

The Fellowship of Steve has its first adventure organised! 

We are walking up Moel Famau on the 18th of February 2024! 

This is our first adventure as the fellowship and Kara the dog will be joining us. Keep checking this page to see our updates and to confirm whether or not we got lost on our way to the top!

Money is tight right now but if you can give anything to my fund-raising page you will be helping PCUK with research, support, and awareness raising.

If you cannot donate that is fine, but please do me a favour?  Can you make sure you know the symptoms of early-stage Pancreatic Cancer? It is one of Britain's fastest and biggest killers and together with our help Pancreatic Cancer UK wants to fight back... but the first step to that is awareness.


So... who are the members of the fellowship?

I said I would not be taking on these challenges alone, and I'm not. Please welcome the founding members of the Fellowship of Steve...

Vicki (that's me)
Natalie 
Ellie 
Jade 
Kara (Nat's dog) 

Honourary member - Pam Wild (Steve's wife and my Mum)

Together we are walking at least once a month until July (when we will end the challenge with The big step forward) to raise money for PCUK

So be it... You will be the fellowship of Steve

Stephen Paul Wild, my Dad, the most wonderful man in the world, died on 4th October 2023.

Dad was unfortunately diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the end of July 2023. He died peacefully at home just two months later.

Dad wore many faces over the years. A darts player, a scientist, a football fan, a husband and of course my dad.

Through all his faces, however, there was always an element of mischief to him. Whether he was annoying mum in New York, beating my uncle at pool, starting a snowball fight in the playground of my primary school (we had to have an assembly about that, so thanks for that Dad 😂), or reminding his twin sister that she was technically older than him, he loved to cause trouble.

Dad was not the first of his family to suffer from Pancreatic Cancer, his older brother passed away from it about 20 years ago. Because of this, we always thought we would be able to spot the signs quickly... but like many others Dad's cancer crept up on him, first diagnosed as nothing more than side effects of medication. It was only thanks to a lovely locum Doctor (on the 5 or 6th time of asking) that we ended up going for investigations.

By then Dad's cancer had spread and there was little more to do than make him comfortable and make sure he was surrounded by love. We spent many a day rewatching Lord of the Rings (the extended versions obviously) with Dad causing mischief from his hospital bed at home. 

I found PCUK as soon as Dad's investigations started (I Google everything, I know it's bad) and we received some leaflets from the charity as well. I relied very heavily on the support pages in the days after his diagnosis and then again after his death. 

After one of his doctor's appointments when he was first diagnosed, I fell over in the hospital car park. Everything I had been holding in came rushing out... on the floor... in front of a car trying to get out of the car park... it was not my finest hour. But it was the PCUK pages that made me realize that Dad was not alone, and we would get help. 

That is one of the reasons why I want to help, if PCUK can stop one person from missing the new series of their favorite show (death in Paradise was Dad's favorite), or they can stop someone's daughter lying in a car park without the strength to get up and face what's coming... then I will have changed the world.

Of course, I don't do this alone, Frodo had the fellowship and so does my Dad. Together we are taking on several walks starting with Moel Famau in February and ending with the big step forward in July  (of course Tolkien's trail is also in there.) 

Money is tight right now but if you can give anything to my fund-raising page you will be helping PCUK with research, support, and awareness raising. 

If you cannot donate that is fine, but please do me a favour?  Can you make sure you know the symptoms of early-stage Pancreatic Cancer? It is one of Britain's fastest and biggest killers and together with our help Pancreatic Cancer UK wants to fight back... but the first step to that is awareness 

Thank you to my Sponsors

£150

Chris Wild

Good luck with the walk! Love Chris and Sue xxxx

£104

💜 K

From an old school friend. I’m so sorry for your loss vicki.

£100

Anne And Tex

£60.32

Pam Wild

how dare that Steve Wild leave me here

£52

Rose & Billy Galloway

All our love x Just Amazing x

£50

Gordon And Sue Martindale

£50

Alison Mitchell

£40

Rose Gallaway

£40

Rose Galloway (the Older Sister 😂)

£30

Sonic The Hedgehog

£26

Sarah Moore

Good Luck Vicki you’ll smash it x x x x x x

£26

Lewis Cull

£26

Al, Ben, Lucy, Sarah, Jack

Awesome Vic, all our love xxxxx

£26

Amy Billington

💜💜💜💜💜

£25

Louise Fagan

£20.80

Vickie And Dave Costelloe

Amazing Ladies!! Nat, what a wonderful thing to do to remember him 🥹. Xx

£20.80

Mike Hughes

£20.80

Daisy Hillyard

£20

Angela, Stuart, Sophie And, Jess

£20

Jordan Gee

Good luck!

£20

Jackie Meakin

Your dad would be so proud of you 😍😘

£20

Andrea Jones

£20

Jenny Jones

£15.60

Faye Benson

Best of luck to you all - a great cause xx

£14.56

Christina Lahive

Good luck Eleanor on your final walk! You’ve got this! Xx Chris and Niamh

£14.56

Anonymous

£14.56

Nat

For the best 💜

£14.56

Jade Hughes

💜💜💜

£10.40

Anonymous

£10.40

Amy Crank

Vicki you are doing amazing! 🤍 Well done to you and the team! Love Amy & Wade

£10.40

Bella (nat's Mate)

Best of luck with your final 2 walks, ladies, you are smashing it from what I've heard!

£10.40

Matt Lloyd-evans

Keep going!

£10.40

Cath

£10.40

Karen Bentley

Well done Eleanor. Wishing you and your friends good luck tomorrow xx

£10.40

Faye Owen

£10.40

Kirstie

£10.40

Keziah C Warburton

So proud of you Vicki, good luck with the fundraising!

£10.40

Wendy Jones

Good luck with your fundraising

£10.40

Olivia Mills

All the luck in the world girlies. The positive impact that you will on research and saving lives for such a worthy cause will be massive with the amount raised. You’re so nearly there!! I know your dad would be so proud of you all Vic. Lots of love Liv (Ellie’s friend) 🥰🌷💫🫶🏼

£10.40

Rose Williams

Good luck girls 💜

£10.40

Ryan Fisher

£10

Julie Williams

£10

Abbie Fenn

Good luck to you all 💜

£10

Shannon Myles

Good luck! x

£10

Rosie Beck

£10

Amy Bamber

£10

Margaret & Annette Rogers

£10

Tony Jones

Good luck

£10

Eleanor Jones

£10

Sandra Dawson

Good luck ladies. Pam and Vicki thinking of you. Sending you much love and virtual hugs💐💕xx

£5.20

Anonymous

£5.20

Anonymous

£5.20

Lucie France

Good luck Elle! X

£5.20

Chloe H

£5.20

Sophie Ashley

£5

Angela Murray

Good luck

£5

Lesley Campbell

£5

Debbie Browness