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Owen smashes £10,000 target for Guy's Cancer Centre Appeal

Posted on Thursday 19 June 2014
Owen smashes cancer target

Owen finished his cycling challenge at Land’s End, nine days after he set off from John o’Groats

Following the loss of his father Hywel after a five-year battle with lung cancer, Owen Raw-Rees decided to do something positive that would support cancer care.

In April and May, Owen successfully took on three tough challenges – running the London Marathon, cycling from John o’Groats to Land’s End, and the National Three Peaks Challenge – to raise £11,250 for the new Cancer Centre at Guy’s.

“Even in my wildest imagination I didn’t think I’d get anywhere near the £10,000 target I’d set,” says Owen. “The support from family and friends has been amazing.”

His youngest sister Gabrielle ran a bake sale at her school, and his other sister Genevieve climbed the three peaks with him.

Owen told us he chose the Cancer Centre at Guy’s because: “The new centre will make a huge difference to patients. As well as being a comfortable environment designed with patients in mind, it will carry out pioneering research into new treatments.

“It was great to hear that the foundation stone was laid last month, it’s a major step forward.”

Owen’s times

  • London Marathon, four hours 38 minutes
  • John o’Groats to Land’s End cycle, nine days
  • National Three Peaks Challenge, 23 hours 48 minutes

You can still donate on Owen’s fundraising page.

Find out more about the Guy's Cancer Centre Appeal.

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