Our Story …
I'll try and keep this short as I can because I'm like you and I won't read a hell of a lot if I see too many words!!
As you know I have never put my hand out in the request for anything from you so for me to do so is a tough thing to do. So here goes...
Shortly after my dad died I was left broken, angry and confused. I was all these emotions at myself, at him and at the world.
I think we live an insular life until we are faced with tragedy or death. Well, I certainly did anyhow. So it was weird because I had this idea to make a personal change and start giving back where I could for whatever I thought was a good cause. I have supported Breast Cancer Charities, Children's Cancer Charities (Starlight, Make a wish) and various other institutions but they were my main ones. Never asking but giving which I will continue to do.
But I need to feel like I'm putting in. Giving for mine is easy, asking and giving is a challenge for me.
The timing could not be more right for this and for me to change and ASK. I have had enough of Cancer I am surrounded by it more today than I have ever been in my life. From relatives, friends, acquaintances and now my best mate....
Losing Dad was SO hard but watching the struggle of so many after that with a different perspective is SO MUCH harder.
Why this charity you may ask.... Well, James the charity founder has a story like mine. He lost his Mum, and then 12 months later his Dad was diagnosed with Cancer and lost him as well. My roles were a little reversed but Dad was first then mum was diagnosed not long after. Again luckily for me, my mother is still fighting but the battle is getting harder and time is ticking.
That was enough of synergy for my support but then it's a SHITBOX Rally and my bloody father spent his entire early career in his 20's and 30's selling SHITBOX cars. He would be spinning in his grave with joy imagining me take on this, and spewing he didn't come up with the idea himself when he was alive. Although he would have probably been grinding his teeth at the potential car yard opportunity at the finish line!
This of course is not all about me David MacDonald my CoPilot has not only been a big part of Dad's journey but also has had his own family, friends and acquaintances that have suffered from this insidious disease.
David and I will share our individual stories with you over the journey and shout out and dedicate parts this adventure to those that are fighting this battle or have sadly lost the battle.
We thank you so much in advance for taking the time if you got to here! I'll be even more chuffed if you can contribute to the cause if you have the means.. "Throw us a bone"