100 mile Kielder challenge
Dr Sam Urwin is aiming to cycle 100 miles in one day to raise money for Children’s Cancer North, a charity dedicated to making life better for children with cancer.
On the 8th August Dr Sam Urwin, Clinical Test Evaluation Methodologist at the NIHR Newcastle In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative (NIHR Newcastle MIC), is hoping to cycle 100 miles of mountain bike trails around Kielder. The challenge is in memory of Sam’s daughter, Sienna, and aims to raise funding for the Children’s Cancer North charity.
This charity was newly formed in 2021, from the marriage of North of England Children’s Cancer Research and Children’s Cancer Fund. These charities have collectively raised over £40 million to support children with cancer in the North East and Cumbria since 1979.
“Children’s Cancer North are a charity close to my heart and provide support to children receiving treatment for cancer at the Great North Children’s Hospital (GNCH) in Newcastle. Following my daughter’s leukaemia diagnosis, she spent countless months at the GNCH. The charity aims to improve the quality of life for children like my daughter through transforming the environment and play experience on the wards, providing access to potentially life-saving clinical trials, and funding research to find more effective treatments.”
If you would like to sponsor Sam directly, please follow this link to his JustGiving page.
To learn more about the charity please follow this link.