Finley Bear!

Bearathon 2021

We’re fundraising to thank all Oncology staff for the care Finn has received and for a new cancer ward at the Sheffield Children's Hospital!


In February 2021 Finley was diagnosed with a large Wilms tumour on one of his kidneys. 

Since then, he has undergone twelve rounds of chemotherapy, three lots of surgery, four MRI scans and two lengthy hospital stays alongside various others types of treatment and care. 

We have recently been given the amazing news that Finley is now clear and has moved to follow up scans every three months. 

We are so incredibly lucky to have the Sheffield Children's Hospital on our doorstep. We will never be able to fully repay the staff for the outstanding care and treatment they have provided for Finley, but by completing the Bearathon, we hope to help raise the much needed funds to support the renovation of their cancer ward.

So for one month, we will walk or run 2.75km every day, starting from 26th July - hopefully spotting some of the bears on my way!

The staff at the Children's have saved Finley’s life, it's now our turn to give something back so every donation will be hugely appreciated!

Thank you

Thank you to our Sponsors

£300

Elizabeth And Clive Barnes

Thank you to everyone at the Children’s Hospital for saving our Grandson Finley’s life. Also for the care and support received by our Mike and Vic. Love Grannie and Grandad/Mum and Dad xxx

£200

Richard Mason

£183

Finn’s ‘ring The Bell’ Party Donations!

Part of the cash donations made by our generous family and friends at Finley’s end of treatment celebration!

£172

Finn’s Ring The Bell Celebration 21.8.21

Part of the cash donations made by our generous family and friends 😊

£105

Laura Fitzgerald

Really important cause. Good luck from all of the Fitzgerald’s

£105

Sarah & David Payling

Of course we’ll support you and your team raising funds for our wonderful Sheffield Children’s Hospital, much love and hugs to you, Vic & Finn xxx

£100

Heather Jessop

Great way to show your thanks for the support and care provided to all the family and something you can do as a family

£100

Les Jess

Good luck, great cause meaning other children and their families can be cared for in the same way

£53

Yak & Alice

So pleased for the great news and excited to help such a good cause!

£53

Catherine Carr

Go Mr B! We’re lucky to have the Children’s Hospital in our city. Thanks for enabling us to support. 😊

£53

Robbie Aitken And Ella Ma

Wishing you all the best, Ella Meister Aitken and parents

£53

Jennifer, Evan, Cecily & Sam (mccanna)

We love the bears And the Children’s Hospital And especially Mr Barnes! Sending love and well done on your walk (s)

£53

Macsen And Arthur Davies And Parents

A fantastic achievement. All the very best to you and your lovely family. Sending love and best wishes after such a difficult time. Hazel, Marcus, Macsen and Arthur Davies xxx

£53

Craig Sapsford Solsvik

We are so relieved to hear Finn is better and you can begin to put all this behind you. You are both fantastic parents. All our love Saps, Trude & Archie xxx

£53

Trevor Elvin

From the Elvin’s..❤️❤️❤️

£53

Ian, Katie & Charlotte

£53

Tt

Have a great holiday. Pleased to donate to such a worthy cause.

£53

Andy And Emma

£50

Jill & Ian

Great to see Finlay out and playing with his mates

£50

Mum & John

Tors. Mike & Finn Your strength and perseverance have been incredible, we are so proud of the three of you and we quite simply cannot thank our wonderful Sheffield Children's Hospital enough - Love Mum & John / Nanny & Grandad Bear xx

£50

Sarah, Paul, Henry & Edward

So proud of you all xxx

£50

Kathy

Happy to support so happy Finley us better

£50

Olive Glover

£50

Cathy Naylor

Best wishes - so pleased for all the family Love and hugs Cathy xx

£50

Sarah Braine

All the best to Finn and the family

£50

Claire

Fab cause and great that Finn is on his road to recovery and doing so well. Have a lovely summer and enjoy your holiday!

£40

Simon Whitehouse

£40

James Saint

Love to you 3! So happy that better times are ahead. We are very lucky to have the childrens hospital on our doorstep! Enjoy your walks 🚶‍♂️😊 James, Lucy & Max xxx

£37

Sandra Doyle

With love, Money raised from craft fayre. 😊

£32

Paul White

£32

Jordan Walshaw-smith

£32

Margaret Fairclough

Will be thinking about you, your husband and beautiful Finlay. Hope your challenge goes well and you have an enjoyable summer. Margaret (governor).

£32

Nat

Super proud of you all especially our Finn! How lucky we all are to have you and the Sheffield Childrens Hospital. We’ll tag along for a walk with you one day xxxxxx

£32

Lucy Edwards

💙💙💙

£32

Collette

Such an amazing cause! So glad gorgeous Finn is ok. Lots of love to all three of you! 😘 Collette, Danny & Jensen xxx

£32

Michelle Hayes

What a beautiful, brave boy, and an amazing cause. The very best of luck with your summer coastal walk.

£30

Comper's

£30

Becky Jowitt

❤️

£30

Marie Varney

What a lovely thing for you to do for such an amazing charity! Love to you all, Marie & Nick Chris & Brian xxxxxx

£30

Beth Booth

What a great thing to do for your little man and for the Children's Hospital. Go for it Mike!

£30

Paul Evans

It’s been a long six months but so proud of you all and cannot thank the children’s hospital enough. Love Dad/ Grandad

£26

Hollie Saxby

Amazing cause, so glad to read your little boy is ok! Great efforts on your fund raising x

£26

Alison & Andrew Bumford

Best news ever. Love to you all xxx

£26

Smithy & Abbie

£26

Rachel Bedford

What a great fund raising effort and amazing cause .. can’t even imagine how tough the last few months have been for you .. xx

£26

D.russell-jones

So glad your son is doing so well.A great cause.My grandson is at your school. Wishing you a great summer and Finn great health.

£25

Margaret Middleton

So glad to hear that Finley is doing so well xx

£22

Carole Saddington

What a little fighter he is just amazing

£21

Thaeeba Azam

So sorry to hear what you have all been through. Being a parent is the hardest job in the world. So glad to hear that Finn in on the road to recovery. Good luck with your challenge.

£21

Paul White

£21

Christine Hardy

Such a great cause. Much love to you all xxxx

£21

Nick And Sarah Banks

We are so blessed to have such a facility in Sheffield. Well done for giving back and much love to you all xx

£21

Liam Patchett

£21

Jan & Lion Xoxoox

So proud of you all you are amazing!

£21

Stacey & Lee Backhouse

The most amazing news. What a little superstar ❤️

£21

Matt Moorby

Well done everyone, such a great cause!! Lots of love Morb & Amy xxxx

£21

Morb & Amy

Well done everyone, such a great cause!! Lots of love Morb & Amy xxxx

£21

Brad Townsend

Such brilliant news for Finley and you all. A great thing to do Vic for a fantastic cause. Look after yourself in all this fabulous sunshine!!

£21

Stewart Booth

Love from us all x

£21

Esmé Allen

Mrs Barns, I hope you, Mr Barnes and Finley are alright now and he is getting better. Your old student Esmé Allen

£21

Ahmed Abdullah

£21

Nan

Well done on raising money for a brilliant cause! ❤ Sending our thanks to the incredible staff at the Children's Hospital, on behalf of little Finley. Lots of love Nan and Gramps xxxx

£21

Ruth Linfitt

Amazing!! Lots of love All the Linfitt’s💙💙💙

£21

Matt, Char & Oscar

Go Team Finn! Sending lots of love 💙🐻

£21

Will Pritchard

Great work!! Awesome cause. Lots of love Will ❤

£21

Jean Sapsford

Such a worthy cause, and what they did for Finley is amazing! You’ll ACE the challenge. Best wishes ❤️

£21

Ezra, Katy, Carl

Amazing work guys! So proud of you Finnley, we knew you would smash it! You really are a super star! All our love, Ezra, Katy and Carl xxx

£21

Mike, Laura & Alfie

So, so happy for you and your family. Good luck with the fundraising 👍

£21

Aleisha

💙

£21

Keeley Glossop

❤️

£21

Sophie Rose

£21

Julie Elliott

£21

Sarah Womble

So pleased to hear Finley has got the all clear. Well done for being so strong and doing all this charity work for a great charity!

£21

Jo Francis

£21

Michael Marriott

£21

Emma Scott

Incredibly brave little man 💙

£21

Peter Slater

Well done extremely impressed

£21

Katherine Langford

💙

£21

Will Payling

£21

Scott Armstrong

£21

Abi Shepherd

Good luck Mrs Barnes…Team Tigers will always be behind you.

£21

Greg Majchrzak

For an amazing Hospital and an amazing cause. Keep up the great work everyone. Good luck the Barnes’

£21

Anna Russell

What wonderful news that Finn has the all clear. Enjoy your summer holidays together. From Rafi, Elisia Lucia, Anna and Miguel xx

£21

Sandra Norman

£21

Leo Dunn

Mrs Barnes.....the best teacher ever and super Mum! Love Leo x

£21

Amy Sample

💙

£21

Mrs Jane P Gelipter

Finn Barnes you are an inspiration to us all despite not being aware of it. Lots of love xx

£21

Jill Rackham

🥰

£21

Adam Swift

£21

Will, Lindsey And Violet X

£21

Hollie & Matt Hodkin

💙

£20

Marie Keens

£20

Rosa Sheehan

From Amelie & Raife x

£20

Joel, Erica & Florrie

From us down the road :) x

£20

Linda (sam's Nan)

For little Finley xxx

£20

Helen, Patrick & Izzy Wilkins

So pleased to hear Finn has rung the bell! We’re so lucky to have the Children’s Hospital in Sheffield. Sending lots of love xxx

£20

Jincy & Paul Jones

£20

Pat And Peter Xxx

For all the wonderful work been done at the Sheffield Children's Hospital. Well done to all of team Finley 💙💙💙

£20

‘the Dudleys’

Good luck Mrs B. Sending you all lots of love, best wishes and strength. Xxx

£20

Deb And Mick

With love from Deb and Mick! 💙

£20

Chris

£20

Natalie Dewsbury

So pleased to hear that Finn is doing OK and that the future looks much brighter for you all. Best of luck with the challenge - such a worthy cause ❤️

£20

Fiona Tingle

So proud of you all xxx

£20

Karen

£20

Claire Eales

Amazing news for a very brave little boy. Sending love and best wishes to you all. Claire, Ritchie, Maisie and Oliver xx

£20

Tina + Dave

So happy for you all that Fin as had the all clear ! It's been a long journey for you all but all worth it in the end . Lots of love from Tina + Dave xxx

£20

Kate Gelipter

Love you Finn! Such a great cause xxx

£20

Corinne

Woo hoo, he’s got the all clear! Fabulous news and very impressed with your commitment to running/walking every day to fundraise! If you need a companion, I’ll ride a bike alongside you 😆 xx

£20

Yakira Redhead

£20

Dan & Liv

Well done girls very proud of you both xx

£20

Elizabeth Booth

Love Auntie Liz and Uncle John x

£20

John Booth

Love from Auntie Liz and Uncle John x

£20

Shezz

Go Finn 🐻💙 proud of you all! Xxx

£20

Alison Wise

Good luck Mr Barnes, from the Wise family x

£20

Stuart And Joanne Parker

SCH is a fantastic hospital and you hope you will never need their services but when you do they provide excellent care . Best wishes to you all x

£20

Lucy Potts

Such a worthwhile cause and such an incredible mummy to Finley. Thinking of you all each day and sending you so much love. With Potts of love ❤️ xx

£18

Steven Whitehead

so proud of you finley bear i like to see nice round figures so we’re up at 5k little man

£16

Amy Cheney

💙💙💙

£15

Tasha And Jen

£15

Cathy Smith

£11

Leanne Riley

£11

Jodie Riley

£11

Claire Casswell

So sorry to hear you've all had to go through this but so pleased to hear Finley's is doing well now. X

£11

Victoria Kehoe

£11

Alison Taylor

Glad to hear things are looking more positive for Finley! Go team Barnes!! Xx

£11

Jonathan Packman

£11

Kathryn Casey

£11

Olivia Coy

So pleased to hear that Finn is doing okay! Sending lots of love, best of luck with the challenge! Here’s to a brighter future!!🧸❤️

£11

Jade Cookes

Such a beautiful brave little boy. My heart goes out to you all. So glad he has had the all clear xx

£11

George Read

Well done Mr Barnes!

£11

Claire Staniforth

Sending best wishes Claire, Ryan, Olivia and Millie staniforth x

£11

Robert Moffatt

You must all have been to hell and back but how wonderful outcome that Finlay is now clear. Good luck with your Money raising and give Finlay a hug from us. Best wishes Harry & Rob x

£11

Sam Hadfield

£11

Valerie

£11

Ambet

£11

Andrew Taylor

£11

Kirsty Mason

Good luck with the challenge and all the very best for Finlay x

£11

The Greggs

So happy to support this amazing cause and incredible family 🥰❤️ Go Finn 💪🏼

£11

Ray & Gill

Love and best wishes to you all xxx

£11

Stewart Ellis

£11

Alison Potter

With love from Luca xx

£11

Charlotte Cutts

Good Luck Mrs Barnes love Harry and Evie Cutts

£11

Laura Martin

£11

Rebecca Walker

£11

Emily X

You are amazing guys 💙 So much love to you all, love the Wildgusts xxx

£11

Claire Allen

Sending much love to you all xxx

£11

Kirsty Bridge

With love from Autumn and Florrie xx

£11

Alix Joynes

£11

Joanne Lee

So good to hear Finn is doing ok. Wishing you lots of luck for your challenge! X

£11

Rebecca Carr

Sorry for the delay. Been meaning to do this for ages.

£11

Sue Marrison

Fantastic cause xx

£11

Laura Williams

You are all amazing, such a great cause. Lots of love to all involved and of course to little Finley❤️💙

£11

Lesley Sennett

Great cause well done

£11

Laura Cunniffe

A massive well done to you guys for completing the run 👏🏼 and for such a worthy cause 😘

£11

Paula Bastock

Well done 👏 all for a great cause 💙

£11

Sophie

£11

Vicky Hallbrook

So heartbroken to hear about little Finley’s illness, but so so please that he has come out the other side fighting fit! Awesome work little man 🥰. SCH is just the most amazing place and we are so lucky to have the facility on our doorstep. Always happy to support such a fabulous charity! X

£11

Finley And Dawson Smith

Sending lots of love Finley and Dawson xx

£11

Samina Azam

Your doing a fantastic job Mr Barnes. My well wishes for Finley.

£11

Abby Comper

£11

Becky

Yes girl 🙌🏼

£10

Marilyn Murphy

Go Finn!

£10

Stephens Family

With best wishes from Laurie (Jellyfish), Vinnie (Ladybird), and Oscar.

£10

Tom Grant

£10

Ruth Carline

Sending lots of love to you and your family, Mike. Love Ruth x

£10

Sarah Armes

Well done to you all for staying strong. Keep going Finely you are on the right path now. Xx

£10

Lynne Fox

£10

Louise Fenton

So very pleased to hear little Finley is fighting his way back to health. SCH is such a fabulous place which we are so lucky to have on our doorstep. Wishing you luck and love every step of the way in your fundraising. Lots of love from, Louise, Mark, Holly and Jack Fenton. X

£10

Jess Myers

£10

Lynne Bradey

Great cause, well done!

£10

Thomas Crossland

Well done Mr Barnes and, most of all, Finley Bear!

£10

Patricia Evans

Well done! Finn looks so well now. Hugs from Pat & Roy xx

£10

Holly Clarke

£10

Rosie Castle

Go Mike, Vic and Finn! X

£10

Chrissie Chadbourne

Sending lots of love to you all & good luck! x

£10

Leona

🥰

£10

Shi-yuen Li

Good luck to Mike, I hope you reach your target and beyond for this amazing cause. Most importantly I hope Finley continues to grow healthy and happy with his Daddy and Mummy x x

£10

Jo Davis

Amazing news!! So happy for you all xxx

£10

Stuart Fryer

£10

Linda Rodgers

So glad to hear positive news. Go Mike xx

£10

Emily Gelipter

So so pleased Finn has the all clear!! Me & the dogs are on hand if you want some company on your walks. Lots of love xxx

£10

Andy Miles

£10

Chelsea Martin

£10

Matt

Congratulations

£10

Anonymous

£5

Rachel W

£5

Kirsty

Sending all our love. Kirsty, Anya and Aoife xxx

£5

Hannah

Fantastic news about Finn and an amazing hospital. Well done 👍🏻

£5

The Panters

Sending love Mrs B and family From Caroline, Shane, Bethan, Thomas and Amy

£5

Ewan Glen

Good luck Michael. I hope Finn will enjoy it too. Ewan and family

£5

Julie Lynch

Well done to you all what a phenomenal amount to raise and all the best for Finley’s folklore ups. Xx

£5

Peter Waring

£2

Anonymous

Hopefully you’re through the other end forever 🙏🏼