Jack lost his brave fight in July 2016, here is his story....

'My name is Jack, I'm 19 years old. I became ill last year whilst taking my A Levels. After initial problems with diagnosis, I was confirmed as having a type of soft tissue sarcoma (rhabdomyosarcoma). Initial treatments were gruelling but positive. However, soon after treatments ended, the sarcomas came back, hard. The doctors now tell me that they can't cure me.

Sarcomas are relatively rare but are often the main cancers to affect teenagers like me. Many of my friends who are fellow patients also have this same illness. I am determined to help research into sarcomas and am already taking part in one research project, but we need more funding. Research will help us better understand the causes and identify improved treatments, saving young lives in the future.

I'm a private person and it's been a big decision for me to share this publicly, but it's the right thing to do. So please, please help.

Please make a donation,share my appeal with as many people as you can, especially any businesses who can help

With your generosity, I might be able to make a difference. Help me to help others.

Thank you



Help Jack​

make a difference!







TeamJack cycle challenge 2018 was London to Paris. Click on the image to find out more 


Total So far (26/09/19):


(inc gift aid and Just Giving)

17/09/18: Team Jack completed the ride to Paris. So far this ride has raised nearly £16,000 plus gift aid. Supporting the valuable work of the ICR Molecular Pathology Team


 29/12/17: He did it, smashed through the £100,000 target. Who would have thought it possible? Not bad for a young man who hoped to raise £300 - £400.


Jack's Mum, Dad, friends and supporters will continue with Jack's fundraising, so we can stop this terrible disease.


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About Sarcomas

  • Every day 9 people in the UK are diagnosed with Soft Tissue Sarcoma*

  • Sarcomas are one of the main cancers to affect children, teenagers and young adults*

  • Only 45% of soft tissue sarcoma patients survive*

  • The treatment for these sarcomas has changed little in 50 years

  • Because this type of cancer is relatively rare, it does not receive as much research funding as other types of cancer

  • Jack wanted to raise funds to help research, he never imagined he would raise as much as he has

  • Every donation to ‘Help Jack’ will directly fund research into Sarcomas​


 Fundraising Events

Team Jack Cycle ride from London to Paris

September 11, 2018

Huge hills, long days and awful cold and rain on day 1 made this a massive challenge for the team. Undaunted by breakdowns, collisions, weather and fatigue, we all made it to Paris. Raising (so far) a huge £15,611 plus gift aid. 

Christmas Ball

December 28, 2017

Please do save this date, it would be wonderful to see as many of Jack's friends and supporters come along for what we are sure will be a fabulous night at the stunning 5* Hillbark Hotel. Completed ✓, £10,290 raised, well done everyone 

Asad's boxing for Jack

August 10, 2017

School friend and fellow 'red' Asad Shafiq takes part in a three round boxing match to raise funds for 'Help Jack' , the charity event at Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight features a busy programme of amateur boxers matched against each other.  Asad fought brilliantly, AND raised a huge £878 for Jack's fund. Completed ✓

May 30, 2017

Eight of us cycle all the way to Amsterdam in order to raise funds. If you want to join us then contact us using the form below. The more mad cyclists we have the better. If you can't join us then please sponsor us   https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/HelpJack2017 ,  WE DID IT! FOR JACK!!     Completed ✓

Our wonderful riders: Dave Edmunds, Ged Hussey, Mark Lewis, Sam Nicholson, Sean Kirkby, Bindy Shah, Ian Unsworth, Denise Wilkinson

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