nicole Croft

Banbury Triathlon Dream Team

Fundraising for Bone Cancer Research Trust
raised of £750 target
Team triathalon, 19 May 2024
Freddie's Future is a Special Fund of the Bone Cancer Research Trust raising vital funds for life-saving research into Ewing sarcoma.


At just six years old, Freddie was diagnosed with metastatic (in more than one place) Ewing Sarcoma, which is a form of bone cancer.

He went through 10 months of gruelling, intense chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment, and is thankfully showing no signs of disease on his many scans and checks he has to monitor his progress.

Freddie was a shadow of his former self through treatment…he had countless blood transfusions, platelet transfusions, illness, fevers, blood tests, pain, operations and had to be brave way too many times. He now suffers the repercussions of this treatment with hormone problems (one of which is life threatening) where he will be on medication for life, eye sight problems, as well as other more physical issues. This is because some of the drugs used are more than 40 years old, and haven’t advanced. This is because of lack of funding, and lack of research. The majority of bone cancer patients are children, and the prognosis for this awful disease is shocking. 50-80% of people with metastatic disease are likely to relapse, and there is no second line treatment if they do….. and too many patients heartbreakingly do not survive after first line treatment. Not only that, but the larger cancer charities and the government barely give any funding to bone cancer.

This is why Freddie’s Future was set up under the Bone cancer research trust - to better treatments for patients like Freddie.

You can read his full story here ➡️

So onto the dream team 😁 - We have 6 amazing people entering 2 teams of 3 into the banbury triathlon!! We have 🥁 Dave (aka Freddies godfather!) Rob, Jack, Ralph, Andrew and Jon will each be taking on a swim, run or cycle with a huge 🙌 inbetween for Freddie 😁 We also have an individual entrant who we can’t wait to cheer on - Emma is also team Freddie 🤩

This unique sprint distance triathlon combines a 750m open-air pool swim (in Banbury’s fabulous 50m pool), a 20km bike ride in the rolling Oxfordshire countryside and a 5km out and back run. Go team Freddie!!!!

We can’t wait to cheer them on and we are hoping for some lovely, generous donations along the way to better treatment for children like Freddie!

About the campaign

Freddie's Future is a Special Fund of the Bone Cancer Research Trust raising vital funds for life-saving research into Ewing sarcoma.

About the charity

Bone Cancer Research Trust

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The Bone Cancer Research Trust is the leading charity dedicated to fighting primary bone cancer. Our mission is to save lives and improve outcomes for people affected by primary bone cancer through research, information, awareness and support.

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