Victoria Barnes

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My target 82 kms

I'm fundraising to thank all Oncology staff for the care my son has received and for the new cancer ward at the Sheffield Children's Hospital!

In February 2021 our lives changed forever when our beautiful boy 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 our baby, 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, I will walk or run 2.75km every day, starting from 26th July - hopefully spotting some of the bears on my way!

To find out more about the bears please watch: 

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

Thank you!

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Ring the bell!

Sunday 22nd Aug
Yesterday we were finally able to celebrate our beautiful boy getting the ‘all clear’ by ringing the end of treatment bell. This really signifies the start of the next part of this journey and we are so looking forward to a happy and healthy future 🤞🏼🔔💙🐻! Following the cash donations we received at the party, we have now smashed our £4000 target - AMAZING!

Meeting the bears!

Wednesday 18th Aug
With only 10km to go we are nearly there! Finn has loved meeting the bears along the way! 🐻💙🥳 We are also only £88 away from reaching £3000 which is just incredible! 🎉 Thank you to everyone who has supported our cause!

Our first walk!

Monday 26th Jul
Hi all, We started our fundraising month today with a coastal walk in Cornwall. We tried to plan it around a nap for Finn but he was engrossed by the scenery and didn’t drop off. 🤣 Please share and raise awareness. We want to raise as much money as possible for SCH. It was a gorgeous day in Cornwall today and we could have walked for miles but Finn needed a nap which curtailed it. We had a celebratory Korev and Rattler to celebrate the start of this really important cause. 😊🏖☀️

Sweet treats!

Thursday 15th Jul
Thank you to our lovely friend Alix for this yummy treat to take with us on one of our upcoming walks! X

Thank you to my Sponsors


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!


Trevor Elvin

From the Elvin’s..❤️❤️❤️


Jill & Ian

Great to see Finlay out and playing with his mates


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



Happy to support so happy Finley us better


Cathy Naylor

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


Jordan Walshaw-smith


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).



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




Becky Jowitt



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


Alison & Andrew Bumford

Best news ever. Love to you all xxx


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


Carole Saddington

What a little fighter he is just amazing


Jan & Lion Xoxoox

So proud of you all you are amazing!


Stacey & Lee Backhouse

The most amazing news. What a little superstar ❤️


Matt Moorby

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


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!!


Esmé Allen

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


Ahmed Abdullah


Ruth Linfitt

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


Matt, Char & Oscar

Go Team Finn! Sending lots of love 💙🐻


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


Sophie Rose


Julie Elliott


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!


Michael Marriott


Emma Scott

Incredibly brave little man 💙


Katherine Langford



Abi Shepherd

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


Amy Sample



Mrs Jane P Gelipter

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


Will, Lindsey And Violet X


Marie Keens


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


Jincy & Paul Jones


‘the Dudleys’

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




Fiona Tingle

So proud of you all xxx


Claire Eales

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


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


Kate Gelipter

Love you Finn! Such a great cause xxx



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


Elizabeth Booth

Love Auntie Liz and Uncle John x



Go Finn 🐻💙 proud of you all! Xxx


Steven Whitehead

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


Amy Cheney



Kathryn Casey


Jade Cookes

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


Claire Staniforth

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


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






Kirsty Mason

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


The Greggs

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


Ray & Gill

Love and best wishes to you all xxx


Charlotte Cutts

Good Luck Mrs Barnes love Harry and Evie Cutts


Kirsty Bridge

With love from Autumn and Florrie xx


Alix Joynes


Sue Marrison

Fantastic cause xx




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


Finley And Dawson Smith

Sending lots of love Finley and Dawson xx


Abby Comper


Sarah Armes

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


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


Chrissie Chadbourne

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


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


Rachel W



Sending all our love. Kirsty, Anya and Aoife xxx


Peter Waring



Hopefully you’re through the other end forever 🙏🏼