FATHER TAKES PART IN PRUDENTIAL RIDE LONDON – SURREY 100 TO SAY THANK YOU FOR DAUGHTER’S TREATMENT FOR A BRAIN TUMUOR
Alan Warner from Epping will put his pedal power to the test when he takes on a gruelling 100 mile cycle challenge to raise vital funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. The father will be one of 25,000 cyclists taking part in the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 on Sunday 2 August.
Alan is taking part on behalf of the charity to say thank you for the care given to his daughter Zoe, 11, who was treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital. In December 2010 Zoe was diagnosed with a brain tumour after she suffered with several seizures a day. As a result Zoe has undergone three lots of brain surgery to remove the tumour.
Zoe is a member of our Club and in 2014 won bronze in the LVYCC National Youth Circuit Championships. Through Zoe’s love of cycling Alan purchased a bike and signed up for a Ride-London 100 to raise money for GOSH.
Alan said: “Zoe stands a very good chance of living a long and healthy life and we consider ourselves to be extremely lucky to have benefitted from GOSH’s world leading knowledge and expertise. My wife and I do everything we can to raise money for GOSH to help other children and families and so far we have raised over £5000 in the past few years.”
The challenge, which sets off from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and ends at The Mall, will follow Olympic cycle routes around Surrey’s famous Box Hill and along the Thames.
Alan adds: “The ride is a big challenge and training has been tough, but knowing it’s for such a good cause keeps me going.”
This year Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity has 350 riders and the race is expected to raise more than £440,000 towards the hospital’s vital redevelopment, replacing cramped and outdated wards with new state-of-the-art facilities.
Senior Fundraising Executive Danielle Morgan said: “We are very grateful to Alan and all our riders for supporting the charity and we can’t wait to cheer them on along the route. The money raised will help us bring hope to very ill children and their families from across the UK”.
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