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BRILLIANT BECCA: Daughter from Abbots Langley raises thousands after mum’s terminal cancer diagnosis

 Published on: 22nd September 2020   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

An Abbots Langley resident is raising thousands of pounds for charity just weeks after her mum was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Becca Chapman has swiftly organised a 10k charity run across Leavesden Country Park after her mum, Jacquie, 58, was diagnosed with oesophagus cancer.

Becca, 24, who is a former Parmiter’s School pupil, will be running the 10k with a group of friends from the school on Saturday, September 26. 

Jacquie, who is a nurse at Watford General Hospital, has two other children: Alex, 22, and Emma, 20, who also went to Parmiter’s School. 

At the time of writing, Becca has single-handedly raised more than £2,500.

She said: “My beautiful mum has been diagnosed with oesophageal cancer and most devastatingly, we have now found out that the cancer has become too aggressive and it cannot be cured.

“Oesophageal cancer rates are rising in the UK and it’s one of the hardest cancers to treat. Because of this, I am raising funds and awareness to not only further research into finding ways to improve survival from the disease but, to campaign and fight for oesophageal screenings to take place.

“I am hugely grateful for any donations and your support.”

Amanda Holmes, friend of Jacquie’s and a former teacher to all of her children, said: “The Chapman’s are a close-knit, loving family. Jacquie found out she had terminal cancer at the end of July, and the response from Becca was unbelievable. 

“She decided straight away that she wanted to do something to help Cancer Research, and quickly contacted her friends from Parmiter’s School – there’s now 10 of them doing this challenge.”

It’s not too late to donate. Go to fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/10k-challenge-26th-september-2020

Pictured left to right: Emma, Jacquie, Becca and Alex Chapman

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