Fenland mother who lost son to cancer organises charity barbecue for Teenage Cancer Trust

Gill Goodchild

Gill Goodchild - Credit: Archant

A MOTHER who lost her son to cancer four years ago did her bit to help people affected by the disease on Friday.

Gill Goodchild organised a barbecue in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust at Leverington Sports and Social Club, as she has done every year since her son Daniel died in July 2009.

She said: “My son Daniel Rose (Rosie) was diagnosed with cancer in 2003 at the age of 19, which he managed to beat, and he was given his five-year all clear in May 2009.

“However, one month later Daniel was taken ill and in July 2009 the cancer had returned and that it was terminal. The doctors hoped that with treatment, Daniel would have approximately six months to live.

“By this time, Daniel was being treated at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, but was too poorly to begin chemotherapy. On the morning of July 26 Daniel died, aged just 25.”

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Her fundraising has extended to gruelling physical challenges.

She took part in Nightrider, a 100-km bike ride around London last month, raising more than £2,200 for the Addenbrookes Hospital Teenage Cancer Trust unit.

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Every day in the UK, six teenagers are diagnosed with cancer.

To donate to Teenage Cancer Trust, go to http://www.justgiving.com/remember/63674/Daniel-Rose

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