Alan & Mike's 24 hour walk for Teddy's Campaign

We are fundraising in support of three-year-old Teddy who is fighting neuroblastoma, a rare and aggressive childhood cancer.

Fundraising total£4,371.93
Target £4,000.00

Why we are fundraising

"A consultant walked into the room and whispered to the ultrasound tech 'where did you see the mass?' and my heart stopped. The next day he had blood tests and an MRI, and we were told our precious boy had a type of cancer called neuroblastoma and our world shattered. That night I cried so hard I thought my heart would break in two."

This quote from Teddy's mum, Kat, tells you all you need to know about the strain of their ordeal. Teddy's treatment has been brutal for a little boy. He has had a central line fitted, a biopsy, multiple general anaesthetics for bone marrow aspirates and scans, 14 ng tube insertions, 6 gruelling rounds of induction chemotherapy, multiple admissions for fevers, a stem cell harvest, high dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplant. He still has another round of high-dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplant to go, before he is reviewed for potential surgery, then on to 12 sessions of radiotherapy and 6 months of immunotherapy.

And that still might not be enough. This is why we're helping fundraise for him to join a trial in the US later this year. If his frontline treatment is successful, it should keep the cancer away. If it isn't, it could get him into remission. This will cost hundreds of thousands of pounds that his family simply don't have.

So we're taking on the Jurassic Coast Challenge, a continuous 100km trek from Corfe Castle to Bridport that involves walking for over 24 hours, up and down hills and along cliff edges, all day, overnight and into the next day. As men of limited fitness in our 40s, this will grind our joints and burn our muscles. And if that didn't sound hard enough, Mike has to do this with ALAN.

It'll be tough, but not as as tough as what Teddy is going through, so please give as generously as you can. We are very, very grateful for your support.

Donate to Alan and Mike's fundraising page

A donation to Alan and Mike's fundraising page could help Teddy access potentially life-saving treatment, either to get him into remission or to try and keep the cancer away if frontline treatment goes to plan.

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Meet Teddy

Teddy is a three-year-old from West Sussex who is obsessed with anything to do with trains! In July 2022, Teddy was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma, a rare and aggressive childhood cancer that has a 40-50% chance of long-term survival at diagnosis.

Read more about Teddy's campaign

Donations and comments

Judit Zalai£50.00

Donated on: 12th July 2023

Get well Teddy!

Judit Zalai£50.00

Donated on: 7th June 2023

Celine Stevenson£30.00

Donated on: 2nd June 2023

Well done / good luck Straney (not sure how late I am!)! A cause very close to my heart x

Ben Sundell£20.00

Donated on: 16th May 2023

Ben Sundell

Matthew Davis£102.00

Donated on: 13th May 2023

Go well both, and look forward to hearing about how easy it was when you get back! ?? Matt & Mim

Pritesh, Helen & Rubie Patel£20.00

Donated on: 12th May 2023

Great challenge and doing it for a great cause!! This will pull us through the trek!!! ????

Hazel Matheson £20.40

Donated on: 12th May 2023

Wishing you the very best for your big challenge, Mike! Malcolm

Dave Phelan£10.20

Donated on: 12th May 2023

Best of luck Mike!

Mark Williams£20.40

Donated on: 11th May 2023

Good luck guys!

David Clark£20.40

Donated on: 11th May 2023

Good luck with the walk hope the weather holds up!

Hazel Matheson £40.80

Donated on: 11th May 2023

Good luck Daddy and Alan! You can do it! Xx

Hazel Matheson £20.00

Donated on: 11th May 2023

Good luck Mike - hope you enjoy it

Alexander Straney£20.40

Donated on: 11th May 2023

Auntie Heather and Uncle Raj

Jane Clacey£20.40

Donated on: 11th May 2023

Good luck guys


Donated on: 11th May 2023

Kate Bannister£20.40

Donated on: 11th May 2023

All the best with the walk! From us Bannisters! x

Graham Cutbill-White£20.00

Donated on: 11th May 2023

Ben Sugden£10.00

Donated on: 10th May 2023

Good luck guys!


Donated on: 10th May 2023

Chris James£10.00

Donated on: 9th May 2023

Good luck Mike - you're a superhero :)


Donated on: 5th May 2023

Hilary Maywood£20.40

Donated on: 4th May 2023

Oops, left the comment and no money! Better luck this time - hope the blisters don't burst and the aches stay away. Good luck! Hilary

Mary Hayward £10.20

Donated on: 4th May 2023

Sarah Jane O'Neill£20.40

Donated on: 4th May 2023

Kathy O'Brien£20.40

Donated on: 4th May 2023

Wishing you all the best with the walk and of course wishing Teddy and his family well. Kathy

Charles Wilson£500.00

Donated on: 26th April 2023

Dear Alan and Mike, A wonderful cause and a great endeavour. Good luck and all the best.Charles and Rowena

Kate Young£20.40

Donated on: 20th April 2023

Good luck!!! From Chris & Kate (Charlie's parents) x

Tom Finch£50.00

Donated on: 18th April 2023

Gents, you'll smash it..see you at the finish line!

Storme Wolfenden£15.30

Donated on: 12th April 2023

Good Luck Al & Mike, cheering you on all the way such an incredible cause !

Keren Otto-Meerschaum£20.00

Donated on: 5th April 2023