Keynsham fundraisers’ Flame of Hope award

TWO Keynsham fundraisers have been honoured for their efforts to drum up tens of thousands of pounds for Cancer Research UK.

Daniel Money and his mum Sarah Stone have received a Flame of Hope special commendation from the charity in the category of fundraising volunteer of the year.

Daniel, a junior doctor, was diagnosed with bowel cancer in November 2022 at the age of 24. He had been suffering symptoms for just two weeks, and the diagnosis came as a shock to him, family and friends.

Since then, as well as receiving treatment, he has been involved in numerous events through his giving pages on the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) website.

Sarah Stone said: “Over 22 events have been organised since February 2023 raising over £40,000 … an amazing achievement!

“Daniel and I would have only managed to raise a fraction of this amount without the support of family and friends who led the events and all those who donated, sponsored, bought tickets and raffle tickets.”

Daniel, a former pupil of Wellsway School, said: “We cannot rest on our laurels! As long as cancer continues to exist, we must continue to fight it and in the UK, our best weapon is research. I’m only here today because of the brilliant oncology breakthroughs of the past, and the onus is on us to fund the breakthroughs of the future!”

Daniel and Sarah were nominated for the Flame of Hope award by Louise Gash of CRUK. They were congratulated by Philip Almond, executive director of marketing, fundraising and engagement for Cancer Research UK.

He said: “Thanks to dedicated volunteers like you, we are making progress – progress that has doubled UK cancer survival in the last 40 years.

“Every year, around 375,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with cancer – enough to fill 10 football stadiums. But your volunteering helps us fund long-term research. And when we fund long-term research, we make our biggest breakthroughs. You have played a pivotal role in helping us find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.”

An event coming up for Daniel’s giving page next month is the second annual CRUK coffee morning, which will be held at Keynsham Cricket Club on Friday April 19, 10am-12pm.

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Pictured, Daniel Money, left, with his mum Sarah Stone and his brother Joe at the end of the Bath Half Marathon, which Joe ran in aid of Cancer Research UK last October.