Charlie was incredibly stoic and brave throughout, undergoing 25 rounds of chemotherapy, three stem cell transplants,
75 cycles of radiotherapy, four major operations and three rounds of immunotherapy.
He relapsed in May 2013 but by November 2013 was given the all clear, and, in January 2014,
flew out to Australia to marry his wife Jess on a beautiful summer’s day in Sydney. Sadly, he
relapsed for a second time and was told he could no longer be cured.
Charlie took the cancer in his stride. Despite the pain associated with operations,
chemotherapy and other treatment, he never complained. He was incredibly strong-willed
and had such a desire to live, despite the odds being stacked against him.
He managed to extend his life by two years due to this determination.
In February 2016 he moved to Charing Cross Hospital to try immunotherapy, an extremely experimental drug
with no history of being treated on testicular cancer patients. Unfortunately this treatment did not
work and Charlie lost his battle with cancer on 11th May 2016 at Royal Trinity Hospice. The
hospice provided Charlie with a warm and dignified end to his life.
Charlie was an avid cricket fan and conceived this event before he passed away in May 2016.
He wanted it to be a family friendly day out with food, drink, fundraising and of course a spot of cricket!