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Officer takes on charity challenges in memory of his mother

17 September, 2018

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Police Federation
September 17, 2018

Officer takes on charity challenges in memory of his mother


Losing his mum to cancer and reaching a milestone birthday has prompted Doncaster Response Officer Neil Clarke to take on a series of charity challenges this autumn.

Neil's mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in October 2015 and passed away just two months later. There is no cure for this form of cancer and 9 out of 10 patients diagnosed in A&E sadly die within a year.

Having turned 50 this year, Neil has signed up for three events in the hope of raising money for Pancreatic Cancer UK, Pancreatic Cancer Action and Pancreatic Cancer Awareness.

"My mum had been a nurse in Cumbria for more than 40 years including being a midwife, a ward sister and a district nurse before moving to Doncaster to help look after our children as we are both shift workers", Neil explained.

"She had cared for so many others throughout her life, so I want to do something to help those going through what she went through."

On 22 September Neil will run the 10km. Just weeks later on 14 October he will take part in the Yorkshire 10 Mile event. His finale on 3 November will see him compete in the Robin Hood Off-Road Duathlon; a challenging course comprising a 5km run, a 20 km cycle and another run of 3.4km through Sherwood Forest.

Neil has an online donation page and the money he raises will be split equally between the three charities. He also has paper sponsorship forms for Pancreatic Cancer UK and Pancreatic Cancer Action if anyone wishes to contribute directly to one cause or not on line.

Please support Neil if you can at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/NeilClarke11