Ursula Holden Gill


We’re really fortunate to have the support of family friend / superstar Ursula Holden Gill. I first met Ursula through her husband Keith Donnelly, one of my dad’s closest pals. The couple have been very supportive since my diagnosis and Ursula kindly ran the Liverpool Half Marathon on Sunday, March 13, for me and my family. 

Ursula – an actress, musician and storyteller – has done loads of fundraising over the years for lots of causes so to have her support is a brilliant feeling for us. We couldn’t resist heading up to Liverpool for the race and surprising Ursula with our support. Myself, my parents, my fiancee Gemma and her parents all headed up for the race and, with the help of a runner tracker, spotted Ursula around the 12-mile mark. It was a great moment for all of us.

Incredibly, she has smashed her £500 target, raising £3,270 – an amazing achievement. All of the money will go towards my treatment or associated costs of my treatment, with anything left over at the end of my treatment going to cancer charities that have helped us along the way.

Thank you, Ursula! And congratulations.