'Mark fights Cancer' is a group of individuals who are all connected to Mark: Sister; Brother; Auntie; Uncle; Nephew; Nan; work colleague; Friend and Mum & Dad. All coming together to raise money and awareness for three amazing charities, Lingen Davies Cancer Fund, Shropshire & Mid Wales Kidney Patients Association and Severn Hospice, all three have helped and supported Mark in recent times.
"When you think you have your life planned out and everything starts to change.
I had a great job, a lovely home, 5 horses, nice car, everything everyone could dream of having ..."
The Shropshire kidney patient Association is a registered charity formed in 1990, their membership embraces dialysis, pre-dialysis and transplant patients as well as relatives and friends.
1. Savoy Tasting Menu At Restaurant 1890 For Two
2. 5 Day Return Passage For a Car Plus Two Adults from Scotland to Northern Ireland and Incudes Two Night Hotel Stay in Northern Ireland
3. Golf Voucher For Four Ball At The Belfry (PGA Course)
4. £150 Miller & Carter Voucher
5. £100 Beefy Boys Restaurant Voucher
APPLE IPAD (9TH GENERATION) 64GB
After getting into running over the last few years, and actually quite enjoying it, Stewart will be attempting the Coalport Winter Railway Ultra Half Marathon on 17th February 2024
Any donations, no matter how small (or big!) would be greatly appreciated.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and generosity of your donations, with your help we managed to smash our target and have raised an incredible £3,500 (to date)
Can you guess who is disguised as Sunny?
The adrenaline junkies
Brad, Em & Rob
Jumping at 10,00 feet and above the clouds!
Free falling at 120 MPH
Big smiles being back on the ground
Safely back on solid ground to everyones relief
Amazing job Gareth
A lifelong fan of both Leeds United and Leeds Rhinos, our very own Gareth Prescott ran the "Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon" in memory of Mark.
Helen Knight from Linden Davies joins Dennis Lowe to congratulate Gareth on his monumental achievement. This was Gareth's first marathon and completed 26.2 miles in under 5 hours. Raising £1,140.00
Jimmy went above and beyond by having his hair bleached for the cause and raising an amazing £400 in the process.
Well done Jimmy!
Christmas jumper day at NBC raised £30.00
Event Held weekly
Jackpot to be won
Friday 27th March
CANCELLED due to Covid-19
New Date: TBA
Penrhyn Quarry North Wales
To be confirmed
Date to be confirmed
To include cricket match, Bowls, Darts & Snooker competitions.
Hog Roast in the evening.
climbing the three highest mountains of Scotland, England and Wales
Why not join us for 1, 2 or ALL 3 Peaks
To be confirmed
Visit our PAST EVENTS page to see the fun things we have been doing.
Family, friends and colleagues remember much-loved Telford man after death aged 41
Cheques totalling £23,000 were presented to charities at a memorial event for a much-loved family man who died at Severn Hospice.
Mark Lowe, of Innes Avenue, Oakengates, Telford, died peacefully of cancer in Telford on February 29, 2020 with his family by his bedside. He was aged 41.
Mark worked at NBC Bearings in Wellington and the company matched many of the fundraising events to the tune of £5,000.
During lockdown, when funeral services and wakes were restricted in number Mark's family, colleagues and friends were unable to get together to celebrate his life. But they did that when nearly 100 people went to a special memorial ceremony at the Shropshire Golf Centre, in Muxton, on Saturday.
In a religious service lead by the Rev Debbie Loughren family members and friends were able to play music he loved and to reflect on pictures and a video of him.
The service was followed by a presentation of £7,000 cheques to Severn Hospice, in Telford, and the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund, in Shrewsbury.
As the Kidney Patients Association for Shropshire was not able to attend, they will receive their cheque at a future date.
A donation of £2,000 was also made to St Peter's Parish Church, in Priorslee.
But during what turned out to be the final months of his life he kept a remarkable blog of his daily struggles and inspirations. It helped raise thousands of pounds for charities and continues to inspire his dad, Dennis, and mum Diane, to raise money in his memory.
Family friend Stewart Braddock said: “I cannot remember anything bad being said about him or by him. He was genuine salt of the earth.”
Since Mark, who was single with no children, died his family have continued fundraising efforts in his memory.
There is a website and Facebook page dedicated to the Mark Fights Cancer cause.
On the website Mark wrote: “I used to think cancer was bad, but I didn’t know it was this devastating.
“I have had excellent support from my family – I would have given up a long time ago if they were not around"
“How can I give up, I’ve wanted to, but every time I look at them, I can’t put them through such pain?
“I lost my house; I lost my job; I lost my car; I lost friends. I had to get used to living on benefits for the rest of my life., I have worked hard and enjoyed nice things,
“Just another thing I had to deal with.”
We were delighted to be in a position to present a number of cheques totalling £16,000 to, Lingen Davies Cancer Fund, Severn Hospice and Saint Peters Church, Priorslee, Telford.
In 2019 Management and staff of NBC Group Ltd raised and donated £1000 for Severn Hospice through a Christmas Raffle
We were delighted to have been nominated for an award at the Lingen Davies charity awards evening.
In 2022 we presented cheques to:
Linden Davies Cancer Fund
Kidney Patients Association
St Pete's Church - Priorslee
We smashed our original target of raising £20,000 for our three amazing charities we have a new revised target of £50,000.
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