Climbing O2 to raise cash for Tuesday O’Hara Fund

O2 Climb for Tuesday O'Hara Fund SUS-160615-154646001
O2 Climb for Tuesday O'Hara Fund SUS-160615-154646001

More than 50 fundraisers climbed the O2 to raise money for the Tuesday O’Hara Fund.

The charity helps young adults affected by cancer and many people and families who have been helped by the Tuesday O’Hara Fund made the journey to London to take on the challenge with fellow supporters.

Sue O’Hara, founder of the Tuesday O’Hara Fund, also took part in the climb.

She said, “It was so steep. On the way down, your feet were sliding to the tips of your shoes.

“It was amazing at the top but they put you on a platform with holes in it, so that you can see all the way down, which was a bit scary.”

Sue explained the O2 climb was organised after the charity helped a young woman called Lucy Westbrook, who has suffered from leukaemia.

Sue said, “Lucy said she wanted to do the climb when she went in to remission, so it was her idea.

“Once she was in remission we started planning it all.”

Other young cancer sufferers also took part on the day and the family of Paul Bigsby, a popular young man who lost his fight with cancer last year, completed the climb too.

It is hoped the fundraiser will bring in around £3,000 for the charity.

The Tuesday O’Hara Fund has just bought and installed 11 large televisions at the Pevensey Ward at Eastbourne DGH.

They provide anything from pets, new carpets for the family home or helping to pay for travel costs during cancer treatment.

Their work is entirely funded by donations. Visit www.tuesdayoharafund.co.uk.

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