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Medjugorje Pilgrimage - and help for research into pancreatic cancer

Giovanna Grabowski, Linda Jolly, Pat Jenkinson and Claire Walton regularly attended Mass at St Peter's and recently went on pilgrimage to Medjugorie.

Their dear friend, Bryan, had bravely battled pancreatic cancer for 6 months but sadly passed away on 8th September.

Pancreatic cancer is one of the only cancers that has had no improvement in the survival rate in the last 40 years. It is difficult to diagnose, treat and many have never heard of pancreatic cancer so are unaware of the low survival rate and lack of research.

It was Bryan’s birthday on the 23rd of August and as a family they wanted to give him something that he would appreciate and think worthwhile. While they were in Medjugorie, they thought that they would spread the word about this terrible cancer and at the same time help raise funds to support research by doing a sponsored climb.

On the 12th Of September Gio, Linda, Pat and Claire successfully climbed Mount Krisevac and have so far been able to raise over £3600. They are overwhelmed by everyone`s support as is Bryan`s family and they wish to thank all of those who have so generously given.

If you would like to help you can make a donation by logging on to: www.justgiving.com/Giovanna-Grabowska