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£1,110raised of £1,000 target by 59 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,000 to help fund treatment in America for Alexander Goodwin by cycling the famous Coast to Coast ride from Workington to Tynemouth in one day!!

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Workington, Tynemouth
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30 days to go

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Alexander Goodwin is a nine year old boy who loves sharks, dinosaurs, birds of prey and anything to do with nature.

On 8th June 2016 the family had some terrible news that Alex had been diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma of his right femur. Alex has been struggling with constant leg pain since Christmas 2015 and has used crutches since April 2016. He was initially misdiagnosed until finally being told it was cancer in June.

Ewing Sarcoma is a rare type of bone cancer that affects children. Fewer than 30 children in the UK develop Ewing's Sarcoma each year.

Alex has had weeks of scans and tests and months of chemotherapy. He has just completed his first cycle of chemotherapy. He has lived for months in constant pain and discomfort using crutches since April and is now reliant for any extended period of time on a wheelchair to get around.

This week we have been informed that the cancer has spread and this has significantly reduced Alexander's prognosis and chances of survival. importantly it has reduced the treatment options available to Alexander on the NHS.

In order to maximise Alexanders chances of survival against this awful disease and give him the best possible treatment we are desperately seeking to obtain the support, knowledge and expertise of the leading medical professionals in this field here in the U.K and abroad. We also wish to ensure that we take advantage of the latest treatments of this type of cancer where appropriate including Proton Beam Therapy and other treatments that may not be available to Alex on the NHS.

Time is of the essence and we cannot afford any further delays so we must do whatever we can to speed things up and obtain the best treatment and this will cost money.

At present we are unsure as to the exact costs involved until comprehensive treatment plans are in place. In addition to this Just Giving account we are seeking to raise funds through the release of a music single & video and the sale of wristbands.


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  • Tom Davies

    Tom Davies

    15 days ago

    Tom Davies

    Wow!! Thanks for the sponsorship, we are all training in preparation, the weather is terrible but it's not holding us back!!! Thanks again everyone

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  • Tom Davies

    Tom Davies

    a month ago

    Tom Davies

    Thank you so far to you all for donating, please share this far and wide. 7th January is the big day for the 120 mile C2C ride!!

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  • Tom Davies

    Tom Davies

    a month ago

    Tom Davies

    Date confirmed as the 7th January 2017, 120 miles route!!

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  • Andrew Potter

    Andrew Potter

    Dec 5, 2016

    Fantastic effort... Good luck!(Let a bit of air out of Matt's tyres when he isn't t looking!)

    £20.00

  • Judy Beighton

    Judy Beighton

    Nov 26, 2016

    Best of luck hope it goes well.

    £100.00

  • jonathan stewart

    jonathan stewart

    Nov 25, 2016

    £20.00

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Tom Davies

Tom Davies

Workington, Tynemouth

I will be cycling over a 120 miles with two colleagues- Tim and Matt who like me know the family personally and want to help in any way we can. This will be very challenging for me as I have never cycled anywhere near this distance plus January's freezing climate won't help!

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