George and the Giant Pledge

On January 3rd 2017 our son George was diagnosed with cancer. A PNET soft tissue Ewing's Sarcoma.
This is his story and our Giant Pledge to raise £1,000,000 to help beat childhood cancer so no other child has to suffer in this way.

We decided to set up ‘George and the Giant Pledge’ because no child should ever have to have their childhood taken from them in this terrible way.

VickiGeorge's Mum
Alex and George

On 3 January 2017 Vicki and James Woodall (Woody) received the news that’s every parent’s worst nightmare. They were told by doctors at The Royal Marsden Hospital that a lump they’d found on their then four-year-old son’s back was in fact cancer, a rare PNET soft tissue Ewing’s Sarcoma.

From being a perfectly healthy and happy little boy George and the Woodall family’s lives changed overnight. Over the course of 2017 he endured 14 rounds of chemo, had part of his spine removed during 10 hours of complex surgery and received proton therapy in the USA thanks to the NHS.

Vicki and Woody are trying to make the best of their bad situation and, despite navigating George’s difficult cancer journey, supporting his older brother and trying to maintain some semblance of family life, they’ve pledged to raise £1,000,000 to help beat childhood cancer.

“Seeing all those young children with no hair and tubes coming out of them on our first visit to The Royal Marsden was truly heartbreaking. Yet the thing that struck us the most was how many of those kids had a smile on their face. It was then that we decided to set up ‘George and the Giant Pledge’, because no child should ever have to have their childhood taken from them in this terrible way.”

Help Team George and the Giant Pledge raise £1,000,000 for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

None of the money raised is directly for George, your donations will go 100% to the children’s team at The Royal Marsden Hospital to help fund much needed research into children’s cancer as well as help The Royal Marsden team continue the outstanding work they’re doing for children and families affected by cancer.

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Our campaign, inspired by the ‘Do a Big Poo’ song 💩

Our Progress

Having enjoyed a beautifully sunny mellow day the icing on the cake was seeing the England football team win today's qualifying World Cup 2018 game! We'd sat around in pajamas all morning so found some England football team kit and headed on over to one of our best friend's houses. There the kids played while the parents had a keen eye on the game. Throw in some food and everyone was in their element!

Meanwhile up in the sky three Giant Pledge supporters were throwing themselves out of an aeroplane with GoSkydive. After six failed attempts with the British weather having been a major hinderance today they finally took to the skies, something that would have brought far more than just tears to my eyes let me tell you...!

Whether it be continuing to read and share our Facebook posts, baking and selling cakes or doing crazy things like skydiving taking you far out of your comfort zone, through wearing our t-shirts and capes, it all helps raise awareness of childhood cancer plus inspires others to join our £1,000,000 fundraising mission.

Help this terrific trio hit their Giant Pledge fundraising target (www.justgiving.com/fundraising/nick-jan-jump) and if jumping out of a plane isn't your thing then why not come to one of next weekends Giant Pledge events?!

On Sunday the 1st of July there's the brilliant Family Fun Day at the Hartsfield Manor (www.facebook.com/events/1812978878746513/) or come and see George and Alex as mascots at the Celebrity Football match at Carshalton Athletic FC (www.facebook.com/events/430842060707145/)

The idea of both our boys walking out on the pitch together makes us beam. I say that as if you watch today's video on Instagram @giantpledge you'll see just how far George has come and what a bond these two brothers have! Whilst you're there you'll also be able to see the official photos of us with HRH Prince William from last weekend at Beaufort Polo Club!!!

Between us we've got this.

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Donate to help beat childhood cancer or join the team with your own fundraising event in 2018 at giantpledge.com/team

Sing along & share our charity 'Do a Big Poo' song youtu.be/U3iOmhIIc_s or buy it here giantpledge.com/buy

Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/georgeandthegiantpledge
And on Twitter: twitter.com/giantpledge
or on Instagram search: Giant Pledge

For help with any event you may be thinking of email Lydia.Clark2@rmh.nhs.uk and cc us at GeorgeandtheGiantPledge@gmail.com

And don't forget to buy your superhero capes in honour of the doctors, nurses and super brave cancer kids: giantpledge.com/shop
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