Main image

Dobbo's different kind of marathon

Cause page created in the Health category by Olivia Blaylock for Sam Dobson

$24,490 donated

Given by 169 generous donors in 8 weeks

Share   Donate

Dobbo has been diagnosed with a brain tumour. He's helped many of us on our running journey & now it's our turn to help him.

Main image

Sam "Dobbo" Dobson is one of our coaches at Get Running who has recently been diagnosed with a brain tumour. Following surgery to remove the tumour, his pathology results have shown grade 4 Glioblastoma, which is the highest grade you can go.

Dobbo’s passion and his supportive nature has helped and encouraged so many of us on our running journey - whether that's running our first event or our twenty-first, improving our time or just starting out running. Now it's our turn to cheer Dobbo on - if we all chip in what we can, we can relieve some financial pressure and enable him to focus on his health and spending time with his family and friends.

Let’s do it for Dobbo!

Olivia Blaylock's involvement (page creator)

Dobbo is one of my coaches at Get Running who has helped me go from a part time, fair weathered runner to a marathon runner.

Use of funds

Financial assistance while he is undergoing treatment and recovery.

Latest update

Dobbo's Epic Tokyo Adventure!  28 October 2019

As you know Dobbo is a bit of a rugby nut and even though the All Blacks haven't made the final, Dobbo will!

Thanks to everyone's support we've organised flights, accommodation and tickets to both the final and bronze finals, for Dobbo and Jane (Mum) & Andrew (Dad).

During a hideous time, this is a chance for the Dobson family to create wonderful memories and for Dobbo to fulfill a lifetime dream - he's fizzing!

While we have the costs for the trip covered, there will be more financial expenses during Dobbo's treatment when he returns to NZ so your ongoing support is much appreciated. Aroha nui.

Read 1 more update

Latest donations

  • Le Bas

    Le Bas on 25 Nov 2019


    Love and hugs.


  • Sue

    Sue on 18 Nov 2019


    So sad to hear this news! Thinking of you and Mum and Dad.


  • Megan

    Megan on 17 Nov 2019


    Been a while Sam! But been thinking of you since hearing this news


  • Emma

    Emma on 17 Nov 2019



  • Tom Philps

    Tom Philps on 16 Nov 2019


    Thinking of you all. Much love and strength for you and your family Sam.


Who's involved?

Olivia Blaylock's avatar
Created by Olivia Blaylock
Sam Dobson's avatar
Paying to a verified bank account of Sam Dobson

Page Moderated The page has been checked by our team to make sure it complies with our terms and conditions.


You can start a fundraiser to have your own page that raises money directly for the beneficiary.

Got a question for the page owner?

Ask one here

Any concerns?

Report this page
This page was created on 8 Oct 2019 and closes on 8 Jan 2020.
$24,490 donated

Given by 169 generous donors in 8 weeks

  Donate Fundraise Share
Share a link to this page to help spread the word




  Copy Link