Two friends standing up for 24 hours for cancer charity
4:01pm Tuesday 15th October 2013 in News
TWO friends are undertaking the difficult challenge of standing up for 24 hours to help raise money for a cancer charity.
Dursley- born James Brown, 25, and 20-year-old Laura Harvey from Coaley will join hundreds around the country when they join the Stand up to Cancer event tomorrow (Friday, October 18) at Dursley Town Hall.
They both decided to come together and do what they could to make a difference after the disease had such a significant impact on their respective families’ lives.
James, a former Rednock School pupil, was just two when his father Steven Legg died and his grandmother Diane Legg, who lives in France, is currently suffering from breast cancer.
And Laura has come home from studying her accounting and finance degree at Oxford Brooke's University to do what she can after her grandmother Betty Harvey, from Somerset, had to undertake radiotherapy for cancer in her lungs, liver and brain.
Her grandfather John Harvey, died of oesophageal cancer in July 2006 after he was told he had one year to live.
“I have known James for a long time and when he mentioned that he was thinking of doing some fundraising, I thought it was a brilliant idea,” said Laura.
“I decided to support him and join him in this event through raising awareness and fundraising.”
Friends and family will be supporting the pair when they stand up to cancer at Dursley Town Hall where they will have donation buckets out from 9am on Friday to 9am on Saturday.
To donate visit www.justgiving.com/Laura-Harvey2013 or text JBLH82 and the amount to 70070. The money will be debited out of you phone account.
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