Prolific fund-raiser Bex Griffiths will find out if she has won a Pride of Britain Award tonight
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Police officer and prolific fund-raiser Rebecca Griffiths will find out tonight (Monday, September 28) if she is the winner of a Pride of Britain Award.
Bex is representing Cambridgeshire in the Local Fund-raiser of the Year category after being chosen by a panel of judges to represent the region at the star-studded awards, which take place at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.
Bex, who despite having inoperable bowel and liver cancer, has raised more than £13,000 for the Huntingdon Community Cancer Network (HCCN), which offers treatment and support at home to people who have been diagnosed with cancer.
On October 11, she will be running in the Great Eastern Half Marathon to raise money for HCCN, and last month she set a record for the most amount of people taking part in a UK Park Run. More than 470 runners took part in the run around Hinchingbrooke Park on September 5.
In August 2014, Bex, aged 33, was diagnosed with inoperable bowel and liver cancer and told she only had weeks to live. Her mother Anne battled the same disease and died five years ago. After intense chemotherapy the tumours shrunk, until two months ago, when the treatment started to fail to have an impact.
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Throughout her treatment she has continued to work in the murder investigation squad of Cambridgeshire police while caring for her two sons, William aged six and Benjamin, 12 months,
When she stands on the starting line for the Great Eastern run next month, it will be one year, two months and six days from the day when she was told she would be dead.
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Rebecca has received messages of support from across the world, including one from runner Paula Radcliffe who posted on her Just Giving page.