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20for20 Challenge – Cancer doesn’t stop for Covid

  AMMF has joined forces with 19 other less common cancer charities to create a unique and exciting 20-day challenge. The 20for20 Challenge aim is to raise funds to make up the shortfall in our income due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Funds that are vital to enable us to continue with our work. The pandemic has led to delays to cancer diagnosis and treatment, which could lead to as many as 35,000...

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Prudential RideLondon goes virtual and AMMF needs you to get on your bike!

This August get on your bike - or scooter, skateboard, trike, tandem, unicycle, penny farthing - to fundraise for AMMF and help save the UK's charities! Prudential RideLondon is the world's greatest festival of cycling and has helped to raise more than £77 million for thousands of charities. The Covid-19 pandemic means that the festival can't go ahead as planned this year and this has had a devastat...

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Join AMMF’s Summer 20 Challenge!

AMMF is delighted to announce the launch of its Summer 20 Challenge! We are looking for supporters of all ages to join this year's summer campaign, to help raise funds to support research into cholangiocarcinoma. We want you to challenge yourself, your family and your friends to complete a '20' themed challenge. You can then donate your sponsorship direct to AMMF's JustGiving Summer 20 Challenge campaign pa...

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AMMF supporters take on The 2.6 Challenge

Sunday 26th April 2020, should have been the 40th Virgin Money London Marathon and one of the most prominent fundraising days of the year. However, the Covid-19 pandemic meant that the months of training and fundraising by charity supporters had to be put on hold. The nationwide 2.6 Challenge was an alternative and 'safe' way to engage supporters and to raise the vitally needed funds for charities across th...

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Join ‘The 2.6 Challenge’ and support AMMF!

  Now more than ever, people with cholangiocarcinoma need support. Join the rest of the nation in 'The 2.6 Challenge', whether you’re running around the balcony for 2.6 miles, doing 26 press ups with the dog on your back or bench pressing 26 kilos with your children, we need your support! So, if you can make a donation (big or small), it would mean the world to us. You could even go one ste...

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Andrea’s AMMF Army reach new heights!

In February 2020, Andrea Sheardown and the #AndreasAMMFArmy tackled their biggest fundraising challenge for AMMF so far, trekking to Everest Base Camp! Having successfully scaled Mount Kilimanjaro in 2018 and cycling 450km from Vietnam to Cambodia in 2019, Andrea has always felt that Everest was ‘meant to be’! Along with her husband Chris, son Sam 16, sister Mandy and 11 other members of the #AndreasAMM...

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AMMF Pets in Purple 2020 – The winner is……

AMMF's 'Pets in Purple' photo competition proved so popular last year that we knew we should do it  again for this year's Awareness Month and we were certainly overwhelmed with all the wonderful entries! The idea was simple - the pet's photo with the most 'Likes' on AMMF's original Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn pages won. It was great to see all the 'like's' and 'comments' coming in and to s...

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February CCA Awareness Month 2020 – Pets in Purple photo comp!

February is Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month and AMMF's ever popular 'Pets in purple' photo competition is back! The rules are the same as last year's... your pet must be sporting something in AMMF purple. Animals for AMMF – Your pets in Purple! We would love to see photos of your pets in purple. You can be creative, you can be inventive, you can be funny, so long as it’s purple. If you need som...

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AMMF London Marathon 2020 – Dan’s our man!

AMMF's Silver Bond Place Runner - London Marathon 2020 We are delighted to announce, Daniel Barron as the proud owner of the 'once in every 5 years' and very precious, AMMF London Marathon 2020 Silver Bond Place. Daniel made the successful winning application, securing his place to run in memory of his beloved younger sister, Claire, who sadly died of cholangiocarcinoma in December 2018. On Daniel's ...

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AMMF’s Ballot for London Marathon 2020

As Silver Bond holders with the London Marathon, AMMF has one guaranteed place every five years, and 2020 is our next year! We know we have many loyal supporters who entered the general ballot in the hope that they will win an own place to run for AMMF, so we've waited until the ballot results are out so that those who have been unsuccessful can have another chance to get a place - by entering AMMF's...

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“Summer Snaps” winner is announced!

"Summer Snaps" This summer we have loved seeing the awareness raising photos that have been submitted for our 2019 photo competition. The main rule was that something AMMF - t-shirt, bag, wristband, etc -  should be visible in the photo. It was a difficult decision as this year's entries were all so good but finally we can reveal the winner! Well done to Poppy Turnbull and family, for their 'pun...

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AMMF’s Summer of ‘Fun’-raising ideas!

When the weather turns warmer and the days seem longer, the team at AMMF get the itch to be outdoors! What better way to use the space around us and all the 'extra' hours we seem to find, than spending time with family and friends, having fun but also making a difference? The summer holidays can be a long time to keep the kids happy and occupied and not everyone wants to  venture abroad. So here are som...

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AMMF’S New ‘Summer Snaps’ Photo Competition

Show it, snap it, send it!   New for 2019 - AMMF's 'Summer Snaps' Photo competition will run from 15th July to the end of September. Whatever you're planning this summer - at home or in far flung places - you can take part in AMMF's awareness raising photo competition. Show it, snap it, send it! Whether you're having a picnic, visiting the zoo, sightseeing in exotic places, or just relaxing on th...

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AMMF’s Amazing April!

AMMF has had an amazing fundraising April! Our supporters put the months of cold weather training behind them, to hit the ground running, on the streets of Manchester, Brighton and London. Marathon season was back and the first weekend in April saw AMMF being represented at the Manchester Marathon. With over 20,000 runners taking part, Andy Wall, who had already tackled the Great North Run and the Chester 1...

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Andrea’s epic Vietnam to Cambodia cycle ride

Not content with walking on fire or climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for AMMF, Andrea Sheardown decided to challenge herself with an even more epic event this year! Along with her daughter, Amelia and a 16 strong #AndreasAMMFArmy, she took on a 450km cycle ride through Vietnam and Cambodia. Starting from Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City on 17th February, the group cycled through remote rural villages and...

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It’s a busy start to the fundraising year!

AMMF's 2019 fundraising year got off to a splash with some of our supporters deciding to take a New Years Day dip! Thank you to the Duckett family for braving the cold waters of Saundersfoot Bay to raise funds. The pictures were amazing and you all looked fantastic (even if a little bit cold). Well done everyone! February was Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month and AMMF joined forces with other charit...

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AMMF Pets in Purple – The results are in!

Throughout February Awareness Month this year, we've enjoyed seeing all the perfectly posed 'Pets in purple' photos that you have submitted for our competition. By showing their support for AMMF in purple, we hope the pets have helped to raise awareness and maybe, even raised a smile or two along the way. The winner was the pet with the most 'Likes' on AMMF's original Facebook post. The competition was h...

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CCA Awareness Month photo comp – with a twist!

February is Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month and this year AMMF wants to see your furry, feathery or even scaly friends showing their support - but there's a twist! Your pets must be sporting something in AMMF purple.  So, AMMF's CCA Awareness Month 2019 photo comp is: Animals for AMMF – Your pets in Purple! We would love to see photos/videos of your pets in purple. You can be creative, you can be in...

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Amble for AMMF 2017

The 2017 Amble for AMMF will take place on Sunday, 3rd September, and we invite all AMMF’s supporters to join with us in this event! On the first Sunday in September each year, we bring together all AMMF's supporters, wherever you are in the world, to raise funds and awareness for AMMF and cholangiocarcinoma. How it works: Amble any distance, anywhere. You can join in wherever you are in the UK or i...

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Ambling around the world!

Thank you to everyone who took part in the first ever ‘Amble for AMMF’ on Sunday 4th September, 2016. This event caught the imagination of hundreds of people who joined in and ambled in many parts of the world - across the UK, in Ireland, the USA, France and even Eastern Siberia! Through the generosity of AMMF's Amblers, an astounding £10,000 was raised which will be an enormous help with the ch...

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Amble for AMMF launches!

AMMF is delighted to announce the launch of its very first annual fundraising event – Amble for AMMF. On the first Sunday in September each year, we hope to bring together the AMMF family and supporters to raise funds and awareness for AMMF and cholangiocarcinoma. Our first Amble will take place on Sunday, 4th September 2016, and we invite all AMMF's supporters to join with us in this event. How it wor...

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AMMF’s Twibbon is here …

The AMMF Twibbon is now available for fundraisers and supporters to add to the corner of profile images on Facebook pages and Twitter accounts. If you would like to raise awareness and show your support for AMMF with the Twibbon, just click the link and follow the simple instructions. For your AMMF Twibbon, click here

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AMMF’s Summer Photo Comp is back!

“Give us your best shot #2” Throughout summer 2014 we loved seeing the imaginative photos that were submitted for AMMF's first photo competition. So "Give us you best shot" is back for 2015 - running from July to the end of September. We'd love to see your photos from wherever you happen to be spending your holiday, or just having a summer's day out - a picnic, walking, up a mountain, on the beach,...

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MidKent students support AMMF

In the second year of their Business Studies programme, students at MidKent College have to plan and hold 'real' fundraising charity events as part of their course.  We're delighted to report that this year's students have chosen AMMF as the charity to benefit from their activities. AMMF's Helen Morement visited the college, along with AMMF supporter Phil Pointon, to meet Business Studies lecturer, Daniel...

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Sarah climbs Kilimanjaro for AMMF

After Sarah completed her fundraising climb of Kilimanjaro, she sent us this report on her amazing adventure: My time climbing Kilimanjaro My name is Sarah Smith and I have just turned 25. I wanted to thank everyone who has been kind enough to sponsor me on my recent adventure. My close friend and colleague Kathryn Swain was diagnosed with bile duct cancer whilst I was travelling across the United St...

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