Hello Folks,

        Gerry here, reaching out to all you good people for help and support in the battle to beat this terrible disease, "Cancer".

I've spent the last few years taking part in Charity events to raise funds for Cancer Research and it's associated causes. I've gone from spending time at the wheel of big trucks hauling goods all over Europe to taking part in sponsored swims, fun runs, marathons and half marathons. Luckily my time in the RAF helped prepare me for some of my more daring adventures such as Bungee jumping and parachuting.

I'm hoping that you can all join me, young and old, from all walks of life, in raising more funds to help further this important research.

Don't worry, i'm not expecting any of you to jump out of aeroplanes or off 400ft high platforms.  I'm just hoping you can take the time to press a few buttons and donate directly to the cause. You'll find  links below and lower down this page to my CRUK Giving Page & Macmillan Cancer Support Page. It doesn't have to be a big donation, even if you could spare £1 that would be wonderful. You can donate more than once if you get the urge. A small amount now and again would be great.

Further down is some more of my story and why i became so passionate about these causes.

Thankyou for taking the time to read this and a Big Thankyou to all that Donate.

Even if you can't manage to donate, just by reading this and hopefully spreading the word to family and friends is making sure that people are aware of the cause.

Hey, if you can, why not pop over to my Facebook page and give a thumbs up. That would be wonderful too.

I'll be training in The Pools Carlisle with my coach Pete Dowdell and at Carlisle's Snap Fitness 24/7 Gym, also out walking in the Lake District and around Great Mother Cumbria, so you might see me around. Come and say Hello if you do.................... If you are part of the Clan Armstrong, please come and introduce yourself.


Can you help?

My Story

Cancer research is very close to my heart and I have been connected to the charity for many years both through fundraising and through experiencing its medical benefits.
The first time I faced the shock and fear of cancer was when my mother was diagnosed in 1998.
FUND RAISER OR CANCER PATIENT?
Seven years after the loss of my mother, in the midst of running a business, I sauntered to the Dr. with an itch in my ear. A week later I was undergoing an operation to remove cancerous tumors from my neck and then a few days later I was told that it had spread to the base of my tongue.
I underwent intensive chemotherapy and radiation treatment with no guarantee of what the outcome would be. This involved remaining in the hospital for 8 months. This was a life changing experience for me. Witnessing the suffering of others affected me deeply, but I also could see that treatments, as a result of research were saving people's lives.
FUND RAISER OR CANCER PATIENT?
During the next 10 years fundraising became my passion. With the help and support from many people and businesses I entered many fundraising events, These included the Coast to Coast; Great North Swim; Parachuting; a Bungi Jumps and many half marathons.
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In 2016 I was out cycling, building up my fitness levels for the next event when I went headlong over the handlebars. After having an MRI to check for injuries the Dr. told me that they had detected a tumor in my lungs.
FUND RAISER OR CANCER PATIENT?
I underwent a successful operation to remove a portion of my lung and was just getting my fitness back 7 months later when I was informed, during a check up, that cancer had been detected in the other lung.
FUND RAISER OR CANCER PATIENT?
I decided not to undergo any further treatment, put my faith in God and kept my fitness regime going. I pray every day and know that my Christian family and friends have been saying prayers for me too.
FUND RAISER OR CANCER PATIENT?
I was interested in entering a clinical trial that could help further Cancer Research and was in discussions with the Specialists to this end.
FUND RAISER OR CANCER PATIENT?
Three months later whilst in a consultation with the doctors in Cancer Research I was taken aback by the puzzlement on their faces as they observed my most resent lung scan. They told me that they needed further consultations. The following week I met with an oncologist who verified that the Tumour was shrinking and I was cancer free and
YES I'M NO LONGER A PATIENT ONLY A FUNDRAISER FOR CANCER RESEARCH UK & MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT!
I would like to say a BIG THANKYOU to all the Dr's, Specialists and Staff at the Freemans in Newcastle, the Dr's and Nurses at the Cumberland Infirmary and Reiver House and the Dr's and Nurses at my local Surgery on Spencer Street. Too many to name, but you all know who you are.

Macmillan Cancer Support . They are truly amazing the things that they will do for you, from health care in your family home to financial help with heating, electricity and much, much more.

Macmillan will walk with you through your journey 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on your good day's and your bad.

Cancer does not Care if you have lots of money or you are broke, have lots of small children to look after, whether you are young or you are
old, but Macmillan DO CARE. They will never leave your side.

I've had Cancer twice, i could not have survived with out Macmillan Support. I just want to say a BIG THANKYOU for helping to save my life twice, i love you all so, so much.

Also a special thankyou to Kate, a classical violinist, who's Heavenly music lifted me from a dark day when i was lost in my thoughts wandering through town one day. I followed the music through town till i found her standing in the terrible weather, playing away and surrounded by Cancer Research buckets. Another gift from God to keep me on my path.
Thankyou to everyone taking the time to read this and a BIG THANKYOU to those who donate to these wonderful causes.
BLESS YOU ALL and MAY YOUR GOD BE WITH YOU


















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