Marathon of Fundraising Events for Pancreatic Cancer Research enjoys continued success

Emma in Good Spirits after c. 10km
Emma in Good Spirits after c. 10km

Yesterday saw yet another successful event for my friend Emma McCann in her quest to raise £10K for Pancreatic Cancer Research. Not only has she reached her target but yesterday smashed it – and she’s not finished yet.

With only one of my three children willing to help me out, my 7 year old son Joseph and I set off to the Meadowlane Shopping Centre where Emma had already started pedalling by the time we arrived and had clocked up 9km with 91km to go of her static cycle – right smack back in the middle of the shopping centre.

Having done a shopping bag pack the week before in the same centre and raised an impressive  £480 no-one was really sure what to expect but the generosity of NI folk never fails and never ceases to amaze.  So many people who stopped to find out what was going on had stories of being affected by cancer and in particular pancreatic cancer.

Emma, her nephew Declan and my son Joseph
Emma, her nephew Declan and my son Joseph - the chief fundraisers for the day!

Needless to say Emma cycled her 100 km  making it look effortless – and raised  a staggering £811.86 making her total to date an amazing £10225.72.  She was keen for me to point out to passers by that a year ago she was still smoking and two and a half stone heavier which makes her efforts even more impressive.  She is truly an inspiration to everyone she meets and her enthusiasm for life and everything she does is completely infectious.

If you would like to make a donation, no matter how small you can do so online by visiting

With more events planned for the New Year including an auction and a trek to Peru – who know’s what the future holds for Emma but one thing’s for sure – she won’t sit still for long.  Well done Emma – you’re my personal hero 🙂

You can read Emma’s blog and the story of her epic journey to date at