Kendra Haigh started this year with a goal of staying alcohol-free for as much of 2018 as she could. Her aim: to help raise money for childhood cancer research in memory of five-year old Joshua McCormack.
She stayed alcohol-free for a very long eight months and raised a fantastic £300, despite having a very tough year herself with loss in her own family. Said Kendra, via her fundraising page, “I have read all too many stories about those affected by cancer. It shows no mercy, affecting adults and children alike. It’s the stories about children, like Joshua, that affect me the most. As a mother, I don’t know how these parents find the strength to cope.
“So instead of reading the stories, with tears in my eyes and wondering what I can do to help, I decided to actually DO something, to try and make a difference, no matter how small.”
[Photo above pictured left to right; Kendra Haigh, Zachary McCormack (Joshua’s little brother), Joshua’s school friends – Mason & Isabella, and Helen Griffin from Friends of Rosie. The presentation took place next to Joshua’s memorial tree outside his primary school in Whitworth.]
Kendra previously worked with Joshua’s mum Nicola, and followed Joshua’s heartbreaking journey as he was diagnosed and treated for a very rare brain tumour. The money Kendra raised will go towards new and emerging childhood cancer research projects in the North West.
A huge thank you to Kendra, Nicola and everyone who donated.