Phillip Cleghorn It has been 20 years since my mam Vivienne Cleghorn lost out to Ovarian Cancer at the very young age of 46. So in memory I decided I would take part in this year's Great North Run on 13th September.
I have never taken part in any long distance running before so I am training hard to get fit to do this to the best of my abilities and at a good completion time.
I decided I would like to do this also to raise much needed funds to help a smaller charity.

Ovacome provides a range of support services for anyone who has been affected by ovarian cancer, whether directly or indirectly. They offer a free telephone support line, a 24 hour online forum, email support, instant chat services and face to face support groups. They also work to raise awareness of the disease and to provide information from some of the top clinicians in the field of ovarian cancer.

Ovacome also fund a research fellow at Birmingham University, who is working to develop new therapies and understand and improve outcomes for women with advanced ovarian cancer.

As a smaller charity, every donation really helps Ovacome to continue and expand their services, providing vital support to those affected by this lesser known form of cancer. Any amount that you can offer would be greatly appreciated and would contribute towards their important work.

Please share this page with your friends and family on Facebook, Twitter and elsewhere, so that I can reach my target and that together, we can help Ovacome to do more for those affected by this disease.

Thank you! Phillip Cleghorn