Congratulations to Daisy “Doodles” for completing her 2nd Half Marathon in 2023 in the Wizz Air Hackney Half Marathon Run in May, raising £500 for Red Trouser Day.
In March, Daisy completed her first half marathon run in Brentwood and decided she liked running so much, that she followed that up with a second run in Hackney in May, beating her PB of 1 hour 55 mins with another “sweat-free” 1 hour 47 mins in the Hackney race. Her coach, Linda (Mum) said: “She could easily run sub 1 hour 30 mins if she sweated a bit more …. and maybe wearing Red Trousers, next time”
Daisy pictured here with her avid fan club:
Steve Dawson, Daisy’s Mum’s partner, was Daisy’s inspiration to run for Red Trouser Day and The Royal Marsden Hospital. Steve was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer at the start of the year and is now being treated at The Royal Marsden Hospital in Chelsea under the expertise of Professor Paris Tekkis and his team, following a recommendation by Red Trouser Day ambassador and Royal Marsden bowel cancer patient, Robert Chapman. Steve’s progress and results since his switch to the Royal Marsden have been incredible and Steve is honoured to be looked after by an amazing team of healthcare professionals.
Steve and Robert are pictured here at the hospital’s Diane McCarthy Medical Day Unit (MDU), with Chelsea Football legends, Gianfranco Zola (ex-West Ham manager too ⚒😊) & Roberto Di Matteo & Claudio Pizzaro – they were visiting Fulham Road last month to meet staff and patients and promote a fund raising football match being held in September, in memory of their late friend Gianluca Villa, who sadly passed away earlier in the year from pancreatic cancer, following 5 years of treatment at the Royal Marsden. Steve was attending MDU for his final rounds of immuno and chemotherapy during the legends visit, whilst Robert was attending for his regular scans and blood tests for his 7th year of the Deferral of Surgery Protocol following a bowel cancer diagnosis in 2016.
Roberto Di Matteo, Steve Dawson, Claudio Pizzaro, Gianfranco Zola and Robert Chapman’