Industry cyclists raise in excess of £15,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust.
Mark Moore, father of local teenage cancer patient Dominic Moore and owner of www.bedzrus.co.uk recently joined a group of 11 cyclists – including Steve Flynn, who was riding in memory of his son Kyle – to tackle the Coast and Castles bike ride in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. The group rode 180 miles over three days from Newcastle to Edinburgh and raised in excess of £15,000.
The money will go towards the Teenage Cancer Trust unit at St James’ Hospital in Leeds, where Dominic is currently receiving treatment. Mark additionally supplied a support vehicle during the three days featuring logos from all sponsor companies, which included Deep Sleep Beds, Easy Rest Beds, Flintshire Furniture, GFW, Harmony Beds, Julian Bowen, Kids Avenue, Sealy, Stompa, Sweet Dreams, Serene Furnishings, Scallywag Kids and Time Living.
On the groups’s achievement Mark said: “Thank you to everyone who has supported this great cause. Dom has still got a long battle ahead of him but I know that with the support he receives, his journey will also be filled with love and laughter. It has been amazing to witness and benefit from the fantastic support that is provided by the Teenage Cancer Trust, so I am so pleased to have been able to raise funds to ensure other young people like Dom have access to the same care and support he has had.”
“These young people shouldn’t have to face these battles so early in their lives but the Teenage Cancer Trust makes a real difference and I am proud to help in any small way I can.”
Steve Flynn added: “I signed up to the challenge in memory of our wonderful son Kyle who sadly passed away in March this year after a 7 month battle with Leukemia. Teenage Cancer Trust provided Kyle with endless emotional and physical support and I would like other young adults to have the same support that Kyle did.”
Heather Bowen, Regional Fundraising Manager at Teenage Cancer Trust, commented: “Such a fantastic amount has been raised by Mark, Steve and all their fellow riders. We are very grateful for this generous donation and for their help in raising awareness.”
If you would like to support the Teenage Cancer Trust, donations can be made by visiting: www.teenagecancertrust.org/support-us/donate