Marathon wedding team charity fundraiser
Fundraisers: Jackie Scully
Running total: £25,057.21
Total raised incl. Gift Aid:£29,173.12
This is the charity wedding fundraising page for Groom Duncan Sloan and Bride Jackie Scully
(and marathon fundraising page for Cousin James Briggs and Father of the Bride Eamonn Scully!)
The story behind the 26.2-mile wedding
When Duncan proposed to me on Christmas Day 2013 (after 13 years together), I thought all my dreams had come true. But, little did we know as we raised a glass to our future, that the lump I discovered in the shower the day before would turn out to be an agressive form of breast cancer.
It wasn't the engagement either of us wanted, but it did inspire us to make the most of every day - rather than dreaming of a wedding day months in the future.
It's fair to say, the last few years have been one big adventure as we've volunteered, travelled, run and laughed our way through each day. And, it has been a real privilege to go on that adventure with Duncan by my side.
So, it seems only fitting that our wedding (yes, we are actually going to do it) should follow a similar theme.
That's why at 7.30am on 23 April 2017, we will be pulling off a world first and getting married on the Cutty Sark before running the London Marathon. Then, we'll be heading off on a trek of the Great Wall of China for our honeymoon (self-funding so every penny goes to charity). It's the big charity fundraiser wedding. It means the world to us and we really couldn't imagine doing it any other way!
We are humbled and privileged to be joined on the start line by my wonderful cousin James Briggs (for his first ever marathon) and my incredible dad, who is also tackling his first-ever marathon as father of the bride (complete with hip replacement). It is brilliant to have two of the wedding party on the course with us! My dad was the person who helped me complete my first-ever run, so this event has even more meaning now he is a part of it.
There is also going to be a Hen 10k run in February involving 20 hens (many of whom have never run before, such as my mum). It should be fun!
Why Willow and Breast Cancer Care? It was because of Willow that we were able to celebrate our engagement on the Orient Express during treatment so that I could escape being a patient and Duncan could play partner not carer. It was a turning point for us. Breast Cancer Care have been there for us since diagnosis day and it is because of their support that I realised cancer can take a lot of things, but it doesn't have to take your smile.
Running brought us together at a time that could have so easily ripped us apart.
I'm not sure either of us thought we'd end up getting married in lycra (or running for hours after the big 'I do' - especially when the bride has a hip full of metal and a body rearranged by serious illness).
But, we are proud to be able to make our happy day one that will help many many more people find happiness and support in the future.
We'd be grateful if you could give what you can to help us go the extra mile for these incredible charities.
See you at the finish line!
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Breast Cancer Care - Breast Cancer Care is the only specialist UK-wide charity providing support for anyone affected by breast cancer. They offer a unique range of support including reliable information, one-to-one support over the phone and online from nurses and people who’ve been there. They also offer local group support across the UK. Call us free on 0808 800 6000 or visit breastcancercare.org.uk
Willow Foundation - Willow is the only national charity working with seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds to fulfil uplifting and unforgettable Special Days. For some their Special Day is the opportunity to return some normality to their lives. For others it is the last chance to fulfil a dream. But for all, it is a life-affirming experience that can lift spirits, reunify families and be a source of strength when it’s needed most. To date, Willow has provided more than 11,500 Special Days for young adults diagnosed with a life-threatening condition such as cancer, motor neurone disease, cystic fibrosis and Huntington’s disease.
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23 April 2017
We're getting married, running a marathon, then trekking the Great Wall of China to inspire the world to make the most of every day!
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Anonymous £30.00 (+ £7.50 giftaid)
What a fantastic achievement, Jackie - and a brilliant way to start your married lives together. Fond regards, Janice McKee xxx
Well done team!
The Corsham team £110.00
Mary J, Frank Harvey and the Horsham tyre service.
Liz Daivs £200.00 (+ £50.00 giftaid)
Congratulations on completing your amazing honeymoon challenge! You can relax and enjoy married life now!!
Smelen £50.00 (+ £12.50 giftaid)
Congratulations guys, great work.
Ross and Emily £100.00 (+ £25.00 giftaid)
Congratulations and all the best for your future adventures! xx
AMAZING! INCREDIBLE! THANK YOU
Paddy, Sandra, Maeve and Terry
Carolyn £20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)
Have a great time. I'll be with you in spirit as you trek the Great Wall. You guys rock! Love and hugs to a very special couple. XXX
Rounding up. Well done. x
Adrienne Lamond £20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)
Duncan, congratulations to you and your beautiful wife. An incredibly inspiring journey and I wish you both all the best for the future.
Derek £1000.00 (+ £250.00 giftaid)
Martin Houldsworth £50.00 (+ £12.50 giftaid)
Well impressed Mr B! Amazing time, and for such a deserved cause.
Anonymous £20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)
Congratulations Duncan and Jackie! Love from Mike and Iris Turner (Emily's parents) xxx
Anonymous £50.00 (+ £12.50 giftaid)
Thank you for an awesome wedding party! I know you'd prefer this to a gift and I think it'll help you top the 25K mark with gift aid! Yay! Congratulations again! Hann and Ben xx
The Webers £200.00 (+ £50.00 giftaid)
Congratulations Duncan and Jackie, what a phenomenal effort raising so much money for two well deserving causes. So proud of you both and we're looking forward to partying with you! X
The Wilks Family £50.00 (+ £12.50 giftaid)
Congratulations on your wedding and your fabulous marathon achievement. We have loved being part of your celebrations. Xx
Dom Scott £50.00 (+ £12.50 giftaid)
Inspirational stuff, so proud to know you Jackie! Congratulations on the Marathon and the wedding and I'll see you on the boat. xxx
Simon McGrahan £30.00 (+ £7.50 giftaid)
Hope you are having a great time in China
Valerie Riddell £20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)
Congratulations to you both Jackie you are an inspiration to all enjoy your big day tomorrow .
Huge congratulations to you both and may you have many happy years together. With fond love from us to you - Derek and Andi
Susana £50.00 (+ £12.50 giftaid)
These pictures deserve much more
Anonymous £50.00 (+ £12.50 giftaid)
Jackie and Duncan, congratulations on your wedding and on your incredible courage and determination to raise money for this worthy cause. Sincere best wishes, Jenny Tench