• kenneth@bodymorphfitness.co.uk

Just Giving Challenge

Team Morphfit are no strangers to challenges, but this is a challenge with a difference. This one sees us take on the Spanish munro at La Concha, but not only that, we will do it in one day. Seems straightforward enough..till you realise we mean the entire trip in one day. We will fly out from Glasgow, Climb the mountain, and fly back to Glasgow all within 17 hours. Why would we do this? to raise money for The Beatson!.

Here’s just one persons story with the Beatson –

Claire’s Story:

On Sunday 28th August 2016 I phoned my daughter as I was feeling extremely unwell and she took me to the Emergency department at the local hospital. They did a CT scan and I was diagnosed with advanced Ovarian Cancer and was given the devastating news that it was “inoperable and incurable”. I had no previous symptoms and felt that I had been given the worst possible news.

I was immediately referred to the Gynaecology Oncology Clinic at the Beatson and from that point everything changed, as they were very positive about the treatment I would receive and the future outcome. I was given 3 sessions of Chemotherapy (Paclitaxel and Carboplatin) and was also given the chance of joining a clinical trial using the drug Bevacizumab. After 3 sessions I was given the good news that the tumour had shrunk enough to allow an operation for removal.

I had the operation on 1st December, it was very involved and took almost 9 hours, but the 3 surgeons were confident that all traces of cancer had been removed, including part of my liver and bowel, which means that I have an ileostomy which can be reversed at some time in the future. The successful removal of the tumours was confirmed by a CT scan and all looked good.

I left hospital on the 10th December and it was imperative that complete my chemotherapy course. Unfortunately I developed problems with the wounds healing, which is a possible side effect of the trial drug, and this was again a very dark time. The Beatson collaborated with the District nurses and the tissue viability nurse and it was finally agreed on the 1st March 2017 that the wound had healed and I could resume chemotherapy treatment which finished in May 2017.

All CT scans are clear, and I am now completing the clinical trial which will end in March 2018.

It has indeed been a long hard road, and not quite over yet for me, but without the support of my family and friends combined with the constant care and monitoring from the Beatson I wouldn’t have come through this ordeal that so many people have to face. The Beatson Cancer Care hospital is an amazing place and deserves all the help and support possible to continue the wonderful work that they do. I, and so many others, cannot thank them enough.

To donate just £10 please click the link below –

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Thank you to the people below who have already donated

£525.00

+ £125.00 Gift Aid

World Cup Donation

Donation by Anonymous on 2nd August 2018.


£21.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done Kenny!

Donation by Ian Millar on 31st May 2018.


£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done everyone!

Donation by Clare Preston on 14th May 2018.


£21.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Kirsty Harrison on 26th April 2018.


£68.25

+ £16.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Nicola Reilly on 26th April 2018.


£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done to all involved, great effort for a fantastic charity.

Donation by Paul McLaughlin on 24th April 2018.


£520.00

+ £130.00 Gift Aid

Well done and thanks to ALL!! A magic day for a great cause!!

Donation by Andy Walker on 21st April 2018.


£50.00

Well done Andy and Colin and the rest of the team!

Donation by Malcolm Cameron on 20th April 2018.


Was inspired by the challenge you had set yourself when I met you in the airport, Colin - I have walked, cycled and canoed to a hill but never flown! Glad to hear it all went well. Great achievement!

Donation by Andy Sinclair on 19th April 2018.


£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done!

Donation by Janice Collins on 19th April 2018.


£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done all - Andy knew you would do it cheers Mags

Donation by Margaret Bannerman on 17th April 2018.


£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Well done, Kenny and teammorphfit.

Donation by Jean Melville on 16th April 2018.


£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Garry McKay on 15th April 2018.


£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done guys!!!

Donation by Allan Imrie on 14th April 2018.


£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done!!!

Donation by Sharon McClure on 14th April 2018.


£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done Steph, great effort for a worthwhile cause!

Donation by Kirsteen Conway on 13th April 2018.


£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Andrew MacBean on 13th April 2018.


£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done Kenny.

Donation by Fiona Smith on 12th April 2018.


£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Well done Kenny and the team...a truly inspirational team 👍

Donation by Jan Clarkson on 10th April 2018.


£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done Colin and Andy!

Donation by Nairn McMaster on 10th April 2018.


£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done everyone, what an achievement xx

Donation by Shayna & Moira on 8th April 2018.


£40.00

Well done everyone! Love Mo and Marilyn x

Donation by Stephanie Hutton on 6th April 2018.


£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done Colin, Steph and the team for a tremendous effort in raising funds for Beatson!!

Donation by Stephen Fraser on 6th April 2018.


£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 5th April 2018.


£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done Colin and team!!

Donation by Lesley Jones at ERC on 5th April 2018.