Team Bacon was coined by my Dad as our family grouped together to handle everything life throws in the way. It’s become a symbol of my Dad’s ability to bring people together, spread joy, do mad things and help people, especially Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice.
One of the things I’m very grateful for is my family, better known as Team Bacon. In Addenbrooks hospital when my Dad was diagnosed with brain cancer, he said, “We’re Team Bacon, Team Bacon can get through anything.” That pretty much sums up my Dad; a ridiculous sense of optimism in an annoying but charming […]Read More
Last Sunday I was stood in the pouring rain in a metal pen waiting for my first half marathon to start. I’d had a pre-race snack, a pocket full of jelly babies and a brighter poncho than my future. Five minutes passed, ten minutes passed… after almost forty minutes, my friend called me to tell […]Read More
In just over a week’s time I will be running my first half marathon, the Perkins Great Eastern Run in memory of my Dad for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice. I briefly spoke on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire about why I’m running the half, with two other fantastic runners doing the Great Eastern this year. With […]Read More
My family and I were invited today to the opening of a plaque in memory of my Dad at Nene Park Academy, one of the schools that was part of his trust, Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT). To put it in perspective, my Dad passed away three and a half years ago so to still […]Read More
My Dad passed away three years ago this May just gone and in three whole years all his clothes have been sat in his chest of drawers (apart from a few jumpers I stole and wear all the time). At the Sue Ryder hospice where my Dad was cared for, they ran a project called […]Read More
It seems like a lifetime ago that Josh and I recorded a promotional video for the Thorpe Hall appeal that asked ‘What will you do?’ Our actual experience in Thorpe Hall seems both distant and near, it’s one of those periods in your life that you can recall with great clarity, however remembering it now, […]Read More
The C word. Not particularly a scary word once you’ve encountered it and unfortunately everyone is touched by it at some point in their life. For me, it was my Dad, my hero, 1/4 of the family team. It’s two years since he passed away and three years since he was diagnosed with brain cancer, […]Read More