Tell Cancer Where To Stick It And Help Ian Get To Everest!


The C word.


It floats around everywhere. Poking and prodding where it’s certainly not wanted. Casually flirting with some, yet strangling others.




Stealing hope.


Stealing life.



I don’t usually talk about cancer, let alone actually saying the word out loud. This blooming nasty has visited some of our family. Friends too. They are gone and it scares me. If I am honest, in the past it’s always been something that happened to other people, far far away. It didn’t ever seem quite real. That’s until 2 strong family members were taken in a blink of an eye. They were leaders, professionals, strong and bright. Full of life. Except cancer didn’t care and decided to pay a visit. And, as if by some sick twist of fate, each were barely diagnosed before they were suddenly and unexpectedly stolen.


I switched off.


But then I heard about Ian Toothill. A chance email from a work colleague, a friend of Ian’s, shared with our team. His story got under my skin, not because of his campaign to raise much needed money for Macmillan Cancer Support, but it was his passion. His passion to go grab his dream.


Tell Cancer Where To Stick It And Help Ian Get To Everest!



I don’t’ know about you, but as a parent that’s the exact attitude I am forever trying to install in my little one. That unswerving passion to chase down adventures and really live life.



Help Ian Get To Everest

Ian is aiming to be the first person, with cancer, to reach the summit of Mount Everest. With a little bit of help from his friends, no doubt he will get there. It may sound like a crazy way to spend your last few months, but this is Ian’s passion and we are all cheering him on for this one last epic adventure.


Ian is raising funds for his challenge and also for Macmillan Cancer Support, a truly worthy cause. You can help Ian on his way by donating and/or sharing his link across social media to send his message that ‘anything is possible’ as far and as wide as it can possibly go.



This is Ian’s story

Climbing Everest for Cancer from Ian Toothill on Vimeo.



We wish Ian all that best on his adventures and will be cheering him on all the way!


Don’t forget to give Ian a little nod and follow him on twitter.





  1. February 23, 2017 / 2:42 pm

    Ian is doing something amazing and I hope he reaches his goal! Cancer took my mum from me 2 1/2 years ago only 2 months after her diagnosis it’s a terrible disease and any and all money raised to fight it is amazing!

  2. February 23, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    Such an awful thing for anybody to have to go through. Cancer has certainly made its presence known more than enough in our family.
    Good for Ian! I wish him all the very best on his adventure x

  3. February 23, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    ‘That unswerving passion to chase down adventures and really live life.’ Brilliant! Wishing Ian the best of luck on his journey.

  4. February 23, 2017 / 10:44 pm

    I really hope he achieves his goal. The big C has hit my parents and my parents-in-law and thankfully they are all still here with us today. One of my uncles is sadly not, taken weeks after he was diagnosed. It’s an awful disease that affects so many lives.

  5. February 24, 2017 / 10:10 pm

    This is such a brave thing to do in good health but to do it with cancer is inspirational. Go for it Ian. Good luck. You’ll smash it with that attitude x

  6. February 24, 2017 / 10:12 pm

    Good luck to Ian, I hope he achieves his goals.

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