Bladder Cancer Awareness Month Fundraising Heroes


Bladder Cancer Awareness Month of 2021 was extremely successful! There were lots of creative and fun ideas used to raise awareness of bladder cancer and create vital funds. Take a look and get inspired!

Arnav Bhatt

Poppy Bermingham-Byrne raised £170 at her Krispy Kreme fundraiser. 

Don and Dorothy Markham organised a Wee Walk in Fife, followed by a picnic under a huge canopy. A total of 26 people (and 12 dogs!) enjoyed the event, and they raised £180. 

From Niddrie Mill Primary School, Jen Marr raised £80 by hosting a book sale. 

John and Rachel Parker joined the BCAM Big Step Challenge and walked 12,000 steps a day for 12 days following John’s diagnosis of bladder cancer. They raised over £1000, including a donation from their employer’s community cashback scheme.

Steve and Eve hosted a ‘Cuppa and a cake’ event and raised £290. 

Helen Tabor lost her dad to bladder cancer in 2017 and has raised money for us ever since. For BCAM, her family got creative and raised 245 by making orange butterfly jelly, painting butterflies for the windows and blowing bubbles in a hot tub wearing orange bandanas. Even their dog got involved!

Robyn, Nicky, Lesley, Juliet, Michelle, Carla, Louise, Nicky, Beth, Andrea, Colette, Linda and Laura from the Urology dept at Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool, turned the whole department orange! 

Anthony Tapsell raised more than £88 with a dress-down day. 

A long-time supporter of the charity, Tom Gamble, started the 12k steps for 12 days challenge but kept going, walking 12k steps for 19 days straight. He raised nearly £290- well over his £120 target!

Danielle Marr hosted an online Wee Couples Quiz. Questions included ‘who is the funniest?’ and ‘what is their hidden talent?’ She raised over £68 on a fun night.

In support of her friend, Gemma, Sharlene Taylor walked 12,000 steps for 12 days in May. She raised £265!

Ian McGregor walked 12 straight days with more than 12,000 steps per day for a total of 248,165 steps to raise over £200. 

To support her dad, Francesca Cosway took the challenge of walking 10,000 steps a day for May. She raised an impressive £552.

Param Mariappan from Western General Hospital Edinburgh shared information about FBC with his colleagues. He encouraged them to wear orange, and his wife Kokila held a Wee Walk; together, they raised over £3700.

Nurse Tanya Lord ran a mile or more every day in May and raised £1,900. 

At just 22 months old, Murray McArthur was our youngest fundraiser last year. He is the great-grandson of a bladder cancer patient; this Mini Hero raised £29!

Mini heroes:

Maisie Hoggins participated in the FBC Mini Hero 12 Chore Challenge to support her sister, who was diagnosed last year. Maisie worked hard all May on her chores and raised over £270.

Rebecca Lilley was a Mini Hero and completed 12 chores over 12 days. She began by cleaning her bedroom and raised £76!

Kearney, Kerensa and Kallen completed chores around the house and garden to raise £179. 

Arnav Bhatt was 12 years old when he started a fundraiser to celebrate his dad's excellent work as a bladder cancer urological surgeon and celebrate his grandmother’s success in her fight against bladder cancer. He raised £1350!

At just 22 months old, Murray McArthur was our youngest fundraiser last year. He is the great-grandson of a bladder cancer patient; this Mini Hero raised £29!

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