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 Progress

What an absolutely beautiful day, we couldn't have had a better start as we head into the summer term! It wasn't going to take much more to make us beam following yesterday. The sun being out made the return to school this morning after the Easter holidays and a couple of inset days an absolute pleasure. That along with thinking about all the other things that happened yesterday which we didn't get a chance to tell you about, today we've just been utterly buzzing!

With all the excitement of having met Tanni Grey Thompson what we didn't get to tell you was that we went on to Snapchat HQ afterwards whilst in London yesterday! The boys were beside themselves as they were being showered in Snap merchandise (thanks again to the team there for all the bits you gave them!!) But the fun didn't end there with a photo booth / station that had all their fab filters on that you could print your altered images directly out from 😍

Yesterday we were also told that the Mazda UK HQ have chosen us as one of two charities they'll be supporting over the next year, just AMAZING!! So now our minds have been officially blown tonight we went on to have conversations with the folks at COPA90, the YouTube Football giants with over 1.5m subscribers, so who knows where those exciting conversations will take us!!!

Just when you think life can't get more surreal something else comes along and knocks you clean off your feet. All of these things being in the best way possible so certainly no complaints from us ...they all just help making beat childhood cancer that little bit more possible!!!!

So all in all a brilliant start to the new term. A super happy George beside himself to see all his friends and lots of conversations hoping to kickstart some brilliant fundraisers!

Two that are looming include the Superhero Family day this coming Saturday (see more here: www.facebook.com/events/574301026262152) Plus why not join us at our Giant Pledge Barn Dance for fun, fundraising, drinking and dancing!!! (See more at giantpledge.com/barn)

Between us we've got this.

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Beat childhood cancer or join the team with your own fundraising event in 2018 at giantpledge.com/team

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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.bigcartel.com/product/giant-pledge-cape
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