Supporting Sarcoma UK and the Teenage Cancer Trust
Enter our competition for a chance to win a Porsche Silverstone Driving Experience and help raise funds for this worthy cause at the same time. Profits will be donated to the The Nathan ‘Truesy’ Trueman £50k challenge.
ABOUT THE PRIZE
The winner will attend a bespoke Porsche Driving Experience at a state-of-the-art, purpose-built centre in Silverstone – a world-class facility designed to help you fully appreciate Porsche. One of the highly experienced Driving Consultants will accompany you in a car from the dedicated fleet, guiding you through the elements which make Porsche so special.
The tracks can illustrate every-day driving in wet or dry conditions or simulated ice and snow. By using specifically constructed surfaces, we can recreate exhilarating challenges to explore the car whilst further developing your driving skills. The driving activities will be specifically tailored to suit your needs and driving style, offering plenty of time to explore those aspects of the car that you would particularly like to focus on.
You can select either a morning or afternoon session from Monday to Friday and we recommend allowing four hours for your complete experience. This is complemented by a delicious three-course lunch in our restaurant as well as breakfast or afternoon tea, depending on which session you choose.
ABOUT The Nathan ‘Truesy’ Trueman £50k challenge
If you live locally, you may recognise the ever – smiling face of Nathan ‘Truesy’ Trueman from serving you your morning coffee at the Starbucks drive-thru, or from dominating the Portishead Town 1st Team football pitch on a Saturday afternoon whilst donning his trademark head band!
Described as the ‘Rolls Royce’ of young footballer’s by his Manager’s at PTFC, at just 20 years old he leads the team as Captain due to his passion, natural talent, versatility and intellect, combined with his ability to mentor and inspire the rest of the team!
The middle son of 3 boys to single mum Kim, Nathan is Portishead born & bred and started playing for PTFC at just 6 years old! His talent was clear even at such a young age, so he was soon snapped up by Bristol Rovers where he trained and played before moving on to League Two club Forrest Green Rovers, enjoying two full U18’s seasons before returning back to his roots at Portishead Town.
In September 2020 Nathan was living his life as normal; playing football, working, spending time with his family and beautiful girlfriend Ella and looking forward to his bright future ahead, when suddenly his world was turned upside down with the discovery of a lump under his right arm.
The weeks that followed were a whirlwind of uncertainty and anxiety for Nathan and his family with extensive doctor and hospital appointments, tests and scans until he finally received the shocking and unfathomable diagnosis in December 2020 that at the age of 20, he had a rare, large and incredibly aggressive (grade 4) tumor growing within the tissue of his right shoulder (known as a synovial sarcoma), which would require intensive chemotherapy followed by surgery and radiotherapy.
Naturally this news was devastating, but Nathan and his family choose to focus on the positives; the lump was discovered and diagnosed quickly due to Nathan being proactive and vigilant. This in turn meant that the treatment could start quickly, and the hopeful news is that the type of cancer Nathan has generally responds well to chemotherapy.
Over the past 6 months Nathan has undergone intensive intravenous chemotherapy, painful daily radiotherapy and a 13-hour intricate surgery to remove the tumor.
And all of this amidst a global pandemic which meant no visitors during hospital treatment or recovery, the entire Trueman household shielding/locked – down and a heightened risk of covid19 related complications…..
Due to the nature of Nathan’s cancer, treatment and the recovery time required, he will be unable to work for many months to come. Whilst his employer has generously offered to pay his salary for 3 months which he appreciates greatly, after this point Nathan will have no income and the unnecessary worry of how to meet the payments on his car, phone etc.
https://uk.gofundme.com/f/the-nathan-truesy-truman-20000-challenges has been set up to raise enough money to cover Nathan’s relatively minimal outgoings whilst also striving to smash the optimistic but very achievable goal of £50,000 to support both Sarcoma UK https://sarcoma.org.uk/ and the Teenage Cancer Trust https://www.teenagecancertrust.org/ which Nathan has personally chosen.
Throughout 2021, Nathan’s family, friends, colleagues and team mates will be taking part in various challenges and initiatives in order to get to the £50,000 goal.
For our part we have donated a Porsche Silverstone Driving Experience and have set up a competition for you to enter to be in for a chance to win this amazing prize and help raise funds for this worthy cause at the same time. 100% of the profit will be donated to the The Nathan ‘Truesy’ Trueman £50k challenge.
So please, please get involved and help in any way that you can!
Together We’ve Got This!