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Live a Little & Make Some Memories

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Hi, my name is Mike, In March this year my son-in-law Gareth was given the devastating news that he has Plasma Cell Leukaemia, which is a rare and aggressive form of blood cancer which is terminal. He is currently undergoing extensive Chemotherapy in preparation for a stem cell transplant.

This will require him to be in isolation for a month and result in him being very unwell, there is no guarantee this will work and even if it does result in some remission, it will only be for a short while. We hope to get him a Go-Pro, so he can keep us up to date on his progress and because his condition is so rare share some of his experiences to help others.

Gaz is a strong young man just about to celebrate his 40th Birthday, as a family we are heartbroken and would love to raise some money for Gareth and my daughter Laura so they can build memories and tick some things off that Gaz would love to do.

I asked Gareth about this campaign and though a little reluctant at first, he understands that people may want to help.

We are looking to raise some money in small donations so that the cumulative effect can let him pay for trips he simply could not afford now as he has lost his income.

On his wish list, the initial idea he suggested was a bit whacky and we put that down to the cocktail of drugs he is on, but I will share it with you anyway.

Travel may be difficult as we have yet to explore the implications of Travel Cover, that said, because Gareth contracted Covid 19 some weeks ago his treatment in hospital has been delayed for about 3 months, although not ideal and is a setback, it does give him some time to live a little.

So Far:

I would like to go in a cage and meet a “Great White Shark”

See the “Northern Lights”

Look at the night sky and see the stars “Dark Skies”

Visit Maine in the USA and eat the famous Main Lobster and take the Stephen King Tour.

Go on a boat trip and cook and eat what we catch on the day.

Visit Loch Ness.

Many thanks in advance from all of us, for all your support financial or words, Gareth will appreciate it all. Only give if you can afford to do so.


  • Jean Hesketh
    • £10 
    • 3 d
    • £50 
    • 1 yr
  • Lisa Tennent
    • £20 
    • 1 yr
  • Laura Irvine
    • £20 
    • 1 yr
  • Susan Broughton
    • £20 
    • 1 yr


Mike Byrne

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