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24 stories, 24 hours, one dedicated supporter

We are delighted when supporters come up with unique fundraising ideas and that is exactly what Jamie Graham did. Here is his story…

Writing 24 short stories in 24 hours seemed the perfect fundraising challenge for Jamie. His passion for writing started from a young age when he won a BBC Radio Scotland competition at the tender age of seven, which was acted out on national radio. Since then he has had several pieces of flash fiction published, written several children’s stories, and a novella.

Jamie asked his colleagues to supply random story prompts which were pulled out of a hat throughout the challenge – Jamie would have no idea what he was writing about until it was revealed with seconds to start. Arguably the most difficult part of the task was not the writing but in fact keeping awake!

Jamie was grateful to have the support of friends, family and colleagues who sent text messages to keep him going throughout the challenge.

“When I got to the last few stories I was exhausted but knowing the finish line was in sight spurred me on to completion. I was up for 26 hours without sleep in the end, but it was worth every single second to raise money for Worldwide Cancer Research – a charity which I truly believe in.”

Like so many, Jamie has his own personal connection with cancer and realises the importance of backing ground-breaking early-stage research.

"It was a real pleasure to do something I love to raise money for Worldwide Cancer Research. I've seen the positive difference that new treatments can have and it's incredibly important that new research continues to be funded."

Jamie has not stopped there. He is going to continue supporting the charity by publishing an eBook and donating the proceeds.

This inspiring way of raising money means a huge amount to Worldwide Cancer Research. Supporters like Jamie are a credit to the charity. Thanks to their dedication and passion, Worldwide Cancer Research can continue to fund revolutionary research around the world – what could be more worthwhile than that?