I lost my mum nearly 20 years ago to cancer and since then I have had both family and friends who have survived and died as a result of cancer. But when, nearly a year ago my best friend from primary school died from cancer I was poleaxed. We would bump into each other and promise to meet up again soon. I thought we'd grow old and have plenty of time for catch ups. We didn't. Raising money to support others with their battle is a small way to say thank you - to those I've lost, for being in my life.