Brothers Run for Cancer Charity
Brothers, Ralph and Hugh, collaboratively ran 100k to improve mental health and raised over £9,000 for national cancer charity.
After the loss of their grandfather to cancer, brothers, Ralph and Hugh, took up running in lockdown to help with fitness, as well as enhance their mental health during such a prolonged period of physical isolation from others outside their household. With the help of a running trainer, the brothers not only reached their target of 100 kilometres within February 2021 two days ahead of target, but they also raised thousands for Cancer Research UK.
Scott House, of which both boys belong, nominated Cancer Research UK as their House charity for the 2020-21 academic year, and after sadly losing their beloved grandfather, Eric, to prostate cancer in 2020, the boys decided to use their challenge to help raise vital funds into research and awareness of the terrible disease. With the support of the Davenies community, Ralph and Hugh’s efforts raised £9,801.25 in online donations, matched funds and gift aid!
In memory of their grandfather, Ralph and Hugh have nominated that the funds raised be designated to prostate cancer research. Around 48,500 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK each year, and in men, it is the most common cancer in the UK. The boys’ efforts will certainly make a difference into vital research, as well as inspire the wider Davenies community to honour their sense of service to others, and do what they can for the benefit of others.