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 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 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 vital funds 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 Progress

1 month ago

Tomorrow Woody was supposed to be taking part in the 40th ever London Marathon. However since it's been postponed, and in order to help save UK charities, he's joining the organisers in their 2.6 ... See more

1 month ago

This morning felt like such a long time ago when Woody and the boys were in their Friday fancy dress for #PEwithJOE The Body Coach. I say that as tonight I fell asleep on the sofa after what's felt ... See more

1 month ago

Any of you that watched #TheBigNightIn this evening, the first ever collaboration between Comic Relief: Red Nose Day and BBC Children in Need, will have seen our local East Surrey Hospital in Redhill ... See more

1 month ago

This morning Woody happened to do his #PEwithJoe The Body Coach workout in his 2017 'I Will Run Reigate' t-shirt. Later today my Facebook memories then showed me that today also happened to be the ... See more

1 month ago

Today George was much better in himself. Whatever it was that was bothering him yesterday seems to have corrected itself and he was running around in the garden later this afternoon again. He did try ... See more

1 month ago

Today we entered week five of the UK lockdown, it also marked the first day of homeschooling for the new summer term. You could argue the few weeks where we did it before the Easter holidays were ... See more

1 month ago

As daft as it may sound the song I told you about last night seemed to really hit a nerve meaning I didn't sleep well at all thinking about so many of our little friends with cancer that we've lost ... See more

1 month ago

After a lovely long lie in with our two cheeky boys joining us in bed this morning all too quickly our day ended up on the brink of turning into what I can only think to describe as a 'meh' day. We ... See more

1 month ago

This morning George opted to dress up as a snake wielding zombie and Alex rocked the hillbilly outfit he would have worn in his Ye-Ha school play last term if it hadn't been cancelled thanks to the ... See more

1 month ago

I think we can safely say clapping for the NHS and all the other key workers has become our weekly highlight every Thursday 👏 I don't know about you but it totally gives us the feels and covers us ... See more

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