NEWS 22nd Nov 2013

In memory of Paul James Wickerson

Ski 4 Cancer - About Us

Set up by a team of skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts, all of whom have lost a family member or a friend to cancer, Ski 4 Cancer is primarily a provider of alpine based days out and short-breaks for British families affected by cancer. We also make grants to UK based care institutions and support research into the positive effects of exercise and how it can help with cancer prevention and recovery.

The Paul James Wickerson Fund

The Paul James Wickerson Fund is being launched to support Ski 4 Cancer.

Paul Wickerson died in a car accident on 31 August 2013, aged 32. His passion in life was the peace and absolute freedom of the mountains, snowboarding, and all that is related.

Those close to him know how thrilled he would be to put his name to, and support a charity so intrinsically related to his favourite pastime.

Since graduating with a Geology Honours Degree at Edinburgh University, Paul went on to complete his Masters at Imperial College, London. From there he joined a petroleum company in Bergen, Norway as a Graduate Geologist in well exploration.

In March 2012 he moved to Sydney having accepted a position as a Development Geologist. Paul was one of those lucky people who really loved his job.

In between his degree and masters Paul decided to take a gap year in Courchevel 1850, France, where, when he wasn't working in a pizza restaurant, every spare moment was spent on the slopes perfecting his boarding techniques.

Before leaving Norway, Paul began dating Sarah in November 2011, who at the time was living in London. From there, she decided to join him in Australia, where they lived together for nearly two years.

Paul's charismatic nature coupled with his very engaging and adventurous personality made him many close friends around the world. Those abiding qualities, and for those reasons alone, saw over 200 hundred people join with family members at St Nicolas Church, Bookham to celebrate his life at his funeral. Paul's family requested that donations, rather than flowers, be sent on to Ski 4 Cancer via their website.

Many of Paul's friends are planning fundraising events around the world both now and for the future to keep his memory alive for the benefit of others. He would be so proud. Friends, family members and colleagues of Paul can contribute to the Fund by making a secure online donation below. Thank you.


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CAMPAIGN INFORMATION

Total raised so far

£4,864


Donors & messages of support

£10
Great Cause !
From Subhash Chandra

£812
Paul, 2017 and another great tournament very much played in your memory.
From M J Rowse

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no message
From Guy A Ranson

£969
From all of us at Oil Search following the Paul Wickerson Memorial Trophy Tournament, September 2016
From M J Rowse

£523
Remembering Paul at the Paul Wickerson Memorial Trophy Tournament, Oil Search, Sydney, December 2015, from all his friends and colleagues.
From M J Rowse

£236
The annual royalties from my book "Twist of Fate" dedicated to (and starring) the beast - Paulie Wickerson. Lots of love big man. Steve
From Stephen Larkman

£10

+ £2.50
Gift Aid
Such a tragic waste of a life. My heart goes out to Paul's family and friends. Rest in peace, Paul.
From Mrs Alison Rafferty

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Love how this is keeping his spirit alive x
From Roisin Buckley

£10
Big love S, helping others make sure Paul's legacy lives on.x.
From MR OLIVER BROWN

£519
From all the teams and spectators at the Paul Wickerson Memorial Trophy Tournament, Oil Search, Sydney, September 2014
From M J Rowse

Online donations £4,112.11. Other sources £751.60
Total raised £4,947.46 including £83.75 Gift Aid
Gift Aid values are estimated tax reclaimed
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