Ok, so, I need to tell you more!
Back in July 2016 Alison, otherwise known as Ali or 'Alifit', my lifelong partner, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, I’ll not bore you with the details as to the grade and extent, but it was, as you might expect, a bit of a wham, bam moment.
For the next 4 years Ovacome was always there for her giving her the support she needed with help and advice, linking her to groups of others in a similar situation and even making her in to a cat walk sensation!
Sadly in December 2020 the cancer got the better of her.
So, in her honour, and as way of making a journey of my own, and obviously to raise funds for Ovacome I shall be riding from Land’s End to John o’Groats. Ali’s journey took four years give or take, mine will be a mere 4 weeks but for every mile, every turn of the pedals, she will be in my mind, at my side urging me on. My journey may be painful but compared to hers it will be nothing.
I will be setting off on 9th June which would have been her 67th birthday and arriving in John o’Groats on 6th July. I will be posting updates on Facebook and Instagram if you wish to follow or even join me.
Now for the standard spiel;
Ovacome provides a range of support services for those affected by ovarian cancer. This includes the family and friends of those diagnosed, as well as those who might be at higher risk of the disease because of their family history. Ovacome also work closely with doctors and other clinicians to ensure that those diagnosed are given the most up-to-date information to help them navigate their treatment and care.
Ovacome is also a community for anyone affected by ovarian cancer, meaning that the charity provides groups and events where people can meet others in similar circumstances, to share advice and offer each other encouragement along the way.
Every donation to Ovacome goes towards creating new services to support all those affected by this less common cancer. Any amount that you feel able to give could make a huge difference to the life of someone going through diagnosis and treatment at the moment.
It would mean a lot to me if you could share this fundraising page with your friends and family, as well as on your social media.
I want to support Ovacome to do more for those affected by this disease, but I need your help to do so.
Thank you!

Tom Russell