Running the 2024 Brighton Marathon for Teddy

I'm fundraising in support of four-year-old Teddy who is fighting neuroblastoma, a rare and aggressive childhood cancer.

Fundraising total£1,805.00
Target £3,000.00

Why I'm fundraising

In July 2022, my nephew Teddy was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer that has a 40-50% chance of long-term survival at diagnosis. My brother and sister-in-law are fundraising for potentially lifesaving treatment, to try and keep the cancer away if his frontline treatment goes to plan. 

This will cost hundreds of thousands of pounds, so I thought I'd try and raise a fraction of that cost by running the Brighton marathon in April next year. This is my first marathon and I'll be starting training from scratch as in February 2023 I fell down the stairs and caused multiple fractures to my ankle. (Ankle is all ready to go now though.)

Teddy loves trains, (like really loves them!) so I promise if we get to the target of £3,000, I'll stop halfway through the marathon and give a rousing rendition of the Thomas the Tank Engine theme song*. (People that know me will know that everyone in the crowd should be able to hear...) 

Any donation will be greatly received, and please spread the word as I'm not on the social media. 

Take care all, and thanks for reading, 

Ric x 

*If, by overwhelming public generosity, the donations get to 5 figures, as well as the TTTE theme song, I'll also perform a 3-minute Take That medley at around the 20-22 mile mark.

Donate to Ric's fundraising page

A donation to Ric's 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 four-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.

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Donations and comments

Anonymous

Donated on: 3rd December 2023

Hope you avoid all injuries and succeed. Love you.xx

Georgina Lowe£10.00

Donated on: 16th November 2023

I really hope you make enough to do all the singing that you want! ❤️

Trudie Thomas£20.00

Donated on: 14th November 2023

Good luck Ric x

Ailsa Stuart

Donated on: 14th November 2023

Anonymous

Donated on: 12th November 2023

Good Luck Ric! Can’t wait to hear your sing again!

Alex Money£20.00

Donated on: 12th November 2023

Good luck, Ric! Teddy, keep driving those trains!

Sufina Ahmad£50.00

Donated on: 11th November 2023

Charlie Beesley£70.00

Donated on: 11th November 2023

I sold bracelets for my cousin Teddy.

Terrence Saunders£50.00

Donated on: 5th November 2023

Good Luck Ric. Love from Angela & Terry xxx

Dan Anderson

Donated on: 2nd November 2023

Anonymous

Donated on: 2nd November 2023

Jay Ferdinando

Donated on: 2nd November 2023

Love this well done

John Brennan

Donated on: 1st November 2023

Good luck, Ric - and when it gets tough, just imagine it's last orders

David Jones

Donated on: 31st October 2023

Alison Horsburgh

Donated on: 30th October 2023

Make sure the singing is recorded! Best of luck x

Fiona Johnson£250.00

Donated on: 30th October 2023

Good Luck Ric

Kathryn Dunn

Donated on: 30th October 2023

Christina MH£100.00

Donated on: 30th October 2023

Anonymous

Donated on: 30th October 2023

Larry Baum£100.00

Donated on: 30th October 2023

Go for it, Ric, so Teddy can blast that blastoma!

Mio&Nick D£100.00

Donated on: 30th October 2023

Wishing you the best, Ric, on the marathon, and for Teddy and the rest of the family too. Hope his treatments go well.

Ashia Mirza£20.00

Donated on: 29th October 2023

Good luck Ric and hope you reach your target!

Anne Beesley£50.00

Donated on: 29th October 2023

Good luck Richard! Love Mum xxxx

Alastair Lichten£5.00

Donated on: 22nd September 2023

Good luck for Ric, running the Brighton Marathon. Let's hope we hear the Thomas the Tank Engine theme tune at the halfway point.

Elizabeth Lichten£100.00

Donated on: 19th September 2023

Go Ric! Come on people, the world needs to see this Take That Medley!

Anonymous£100.00

Donated on: 17th September 2023