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

Thursday 19 June 2014

Owen smashes cancer target

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.

Last updated: June 2014

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