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Marie Curie Walk Ten, Castle Howard - 20th July 2013.

Our Operations Manager Alisa and her friends Dee, Barbara, Emma and Karen took part in the Marie Curie Walk 10K on a beautiful summer's evening in aid of our charity in the lovely surrounding gardens of Castle Howard. The scenery was amazing and it was a privilege to be part of such a wonderful event and with those who have been touched by cancer. The  message on our red WhyGuy? t-shirts highlighted the need for greater awareness of teenage bone cancer whilst the Marie Curie yellow ones stood for the great work they do for all cancer sufferers and their families.


Race for Life, Leeds - 23rd June 2013.

Our Operations Manager Alisa had such a good time doing the York Race for Life that she decided to cover the 5K distance all over again a few weeks later, this time at Temple Newsam, Leeds. She took along friends Barbara and Emma. The sun shone and it was emotional and worthwhile to be amongst so many women whose lives had been touched by cancer. Thank you to you all for raising more funds from your efforts as well as awareness of the charity and its work.




Race for Life, York - 2nd June 2013.

Our energetic Operations Manager Alisa and her cousin Jo took part in this emotional 5K event on York Racecourse. Their red Why Guy? t-shirts raising awareness of bone cancer which mostly affects teenagers, stood out amongst the many pink ones supporting breast cancer. They were pleased to receive their medals and to have raised about £300 - a great effort, thank you.




Cake Bake Sale at Joseph Rowntree School York - 15th May 2013.

Many thanks to members of the Sixth Form at Joseph Rowntree School who decided to bake and collect donations of a vast array of delicious cakes and sell them in school during a couple of morning breaks. Catherine Lake with a group of fellow pupils took on the organisation and their teacher Mrs. Bond was impressed with the way it all ran smoothly. About £150 was contributed by hungry students and staff! Awareness of teenage bone cancer was also raised with a display about the charity and the organisers wore bright red t-shirts. Well done everyone!





The Big Break - April 2013.

The Big Break is an online voting system in support of charities with an award of £2,000 each month to the charity which receives the most votes. Guy's charity was pleased to have been selected as one of the 100 charities during the month of April. Very many thanks to everyone who voted! Sadly we did not win the money but were thrilled to know how much support there is for raising awareness of bone cancer and for all that we are doing to encourage progress with research.





Charity of the Year 2013.

Guy Francis Bone Cancer Research Fund is delighted to announce that is has been chosen to be "Charity of the Year" for a local accountancy firm Graham Sunley & Co. We look forward to several joint events during the year raising both awareness and funds for the work of the charity.


Guinness World Record attempt 23rd/24thOctober 2012.

The charity was given theamazing opportunity to attempt to become aGuinness World RecordsMaker forthe most money raised for charity through SMS texting in 24 hours”. The 24 hours ran from 2.00pm on 23rd October through until 1.59pm the next day. In spite of the great effort made by many supporters, it was not possible to reach the high target set by Guinness of £100,000.

However, in the final report by the York Press, (please click on the link below for the full article) the charity gained valuable funds for research as well as many other fantastic contacts and offers:       


Read more: Guinness World Record Attempt - 23/24 October 2012


The National Three Peaks climbed on 13th/ 14thOctober 2012.

Ten of Guy’s closest friends decided to challenge themselves to climb Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in 24 hours to mark the 10 years since Guy left us all.  Sadly, Billy was not able to return from America in time so there were nine and the all important guide Geoff who was vital to the expedition.

Snow was forecast but they set off in the mini-bus with co-drivers Guy’s dad Mike and his uncle Chris on what was to be a round trip of 1,023 miles. As they headed up Ben Nevis they were soon in snow up to their knees so were relieved to achieve the first challenge. It rained when they tackled Scafell Pike and Snowdon was climbed mostly in the dark as the 24 hour target fast approached.

They celebrated with bottles of “Why Guy?” commemorative beer and slept all the way back to Wheldrake! In the evening they were joined by the girls for a great meal at Melton’s 2 and began to plan what to attempt next!  Watch this space……………….  Many congratulations on such an achievement and thanks for well over the £5,000 target raised.

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The Jane Tomlinson Run-For-All York 10k on Sunday 5th August 2012.

This year’s entrants looked great in the new bright red Why Guy? t-shirts and again the sun shone!

Most of our runners achieved the sort of times they were hoping for and some of our walkers enjoyed strolling with the Mayor of York for some of the route! The greatest thrill of the day was to hear the announcement that our entrant Sophie Dickson had flown round the course and achieved a time of 39.54. With this she was the third lady back out of all the thousands of entrants and was presented with a trophy and bouquet. Many congratulations Sophie and thanks to all our runners, walkers and supporters.

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G Fest 2012 this year became the G Brew Fest, held on Saturday 4th August.

To mark “10 Years On” this annual event held at Pool Bridge Farm became a BrewFest with 10 Guest Beers and 4 Ciders, a Hog Roast, all with live music from  Grinny Grandad, Nicky Humberside and Ish Herd. A few well-known “Yorkshire Sports” were played including Welly Wanging, Splat the Rat, throwing beer barrels backwards at posters of celebs and testing both golfing and goal scoring skills.

Then came the traditional, strongly contested G-Ulp Half Yarder Challenge. Deafeningly cheered on to take the trophies were men’s champion  Chris “Chopper” Baker in 10.6secs and the ladies’ trophy was won by Emma Wilson in 10.8 secs. The fastest times for downing cider came from Sam in 12.4 secs and Callum in 12.6 secs. Very many thanks to the Fletcher family for the use of such a great venue and to Geoff and Barbara of Wold Top Brewery for running the bar. Everyone who attended was given an engraved commemorative half pint glass and bottle of “Why Guy?” beer specially brewed for the occasion.

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James Windsor took to the Boxing Ring on 23rd May 2012.  

London Fund Manager James used his boxing skills to compete and raise funds for the charity in the Square Up in the City 2012 “White Collar Fight Night”.  Known as James “Babs” Windsor , he was up against 3 stone heavier Tom “Golden Boy” Aylott and managed to triumph over him on points. James also won an award for “The Best Entry Song” by walking into the ring to Boy George and Culture Club’s “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me” !  A successful night for James and for Guy’s Charity with thousands of pounds raised.  Very many thanks James.

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