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Team Tarns

Closed Cause page created in the Health category by Craig Endres for "Tanya Laurence"

$7,520 of $20,000 goal

Given by 69 generous donors in 5 months

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To raise funds for Tanya I will be donating $1 per hour of training I do from now until the event on the 2nd March 2019.

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Last year while preparing to compete in the NZ master squash nationals a group of us received a message from Tanya saying that she wouldn't be attending due to health problems. She had just been diagnosed with some unknown cancer. Getting this news was a shock to all of us who know her.

She started up a facebook group to keep us all informed on her diagnosis, treatments and family activities. To date she has had to undergo numerous sessions of chemo etc to battle the disease. It was a hard read most of the time but the posts always had a positive spin on them. Live in the moment, Say I love you to the people close to you, Laugh don't cry, Stay positive.

I have wanted to do more than just put Like emojis, happy emojis and sad emojis on her posts as they seemed not to be enough. I have wanted to do something more tangible to help her and her family, as have a lot of other people who know Tanya.

So I have entered the 2019 Taupo Ironman and my plan is to raise funds so that people who know Tanya and G can help them along their way in their battle.

Use of funds

The money will be given to Tanya. She can use it for the purchase of unfunded medicines, family trips or to cancer research. I will leave that for her and G to decide. I want to raise 10K-20K if possible.

Latest donations

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 15 Mar 2019


    Only a bit but every bit counts...good on you Craig and all the best Tanya...


  • Nick and Flick

    Nick and Flick on 09 Mar 2019



  • Craig

    Craig on 04 Mar 2019


    Last donation. Had a cool day with a great crowd to support me. Thanks a million to those who donated money to Tanya, G and family. Its been very humbling experience.


  • Frankie & JB

    Frankie & JB on 03 Mar 2019


    Too good Champ! My double donation as promised after your storming victory yesterday 😜


  • Helen Laidlaw

    Helen Laidlaw on 03 Mar 2019


    Fantastic effort for an amazing woman.


Page created by

Craig Endres


Tanya is a masters squash buddy who was diagnosed last year with a very rare and very aggressive Leiomyosarcoma cancer. To help support her, her husband Graham and 2 children I have entered the 2019 Taupo Ironman and want to raise funds to help them in their battle to fight this cancer.

All funds raised benefit

Tanya Laurence

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Craig Endres on behalf of Tanya Laurence.

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“Week 17. 13hrs 57 min. A biggish week”
“Week 18. 10hrs his week”
“Week 19. 9hrs”
“Good on you Craig. It’s wonderful of you to help a friend in such need. Lots of love & best wishes for the event.”
“What you are doing is an awesome way to help Tarns and her family. Thanks for giving us all a way to also support her. Best wishes for the training and for the event itself x x :-)”
“Week 20. 8hrs this week”
“Week 21. 11hrs training this week”
“All the best Craig... awesome effort!!”
“On ya mate. Will watch you with great interest from my couch”
“Good luck for your event Craig and wishing Tarns & family all the best for the future xxx”
$7,520 of $20,000 goal

Given by 69 generous donors in 5 months


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