Ewan Davis

Nick and Ewan's Grand Union Cycle Adventure

Fundraising for Neuroblastoma UK
raised of £5,000 target
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Ewan Davis's fundraising, 13 June 2011
Neuroblastoma UK

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We fund vital research into neuroblastoma to find new and better treatments


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Having long ago established that we could walk on water Nick Booth and Ewan Davis plan to cycle down the 145 miles of the Grand Union Canal from Birmingham to London.

We plan to set off on Sunday 19 June - Arriving in London on Wednesday.

While our motivation is partly to improve our fitness we thought we should also try and support an appropriate good cause and have chosen to support the Neuroblastoma Society of which our mutual friend Steve Smith is Chair.

In July 1997, just before her first birthday, Steve's younger daughter was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. Like most people he had never heard of neuroblastoma, but learned a lot over the next few weeks and months as she was treated with chemotherapy and surgery. Her treatment was effective and she'll be 15 in a few weeks, but the majority of the 100 or so children who are diagnosed every year in the UK are not so fortunate - more children die of neuroblastoma than any other form of cancer.

Steve's been a member of the Neuroblastoma Society for a few years now and is currently the chair of the Trustees. The charity raises funds for research into the causes and treatment of this disease, aiming to ensure a happier outcome for more children and their families. Over the years the Society has made grants exceeding £2.5M, a great effort for a charity which depends entirely on volunteers.

The Society is the biggest single funder of research in this field in the UK and a lot of this work just wouldn't happen without it. The next grant round kicks off later this year and Steve and his colleagues are trying to make sure they have £1M available.

The more you donate the more difficult it will be for us to give up after the first 3 miles and the more we are likely to suffer so please give generously.

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About the charity

Neuroblastoma UK

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RCN 326385
Every week in the UK, around two families are told their child has neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer. We fund leading research projects to deliver new, effective and kinder treatments for children with neuroblastoma. With your help we can save more young lives.

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