Our half marathon bid in mem­ory of grandad

Caernarfon Herald - - FOCUS -

THREE for­mer Ry­dal Pen­rhos pupils will be em­bark­ing on a gru­elling half marathon to raise funds for a na­tional can­cer char­ity.

Han­nah, Cather­ine and Eli­nor Davies will travel to South Wales on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 7 to test their en­durance at the Cardiff Half Marathon, and they are col­lect­ing do­na­tions ahead of the event, which will be do­nated to Can­cer Re­search UK.

The trio, who will be joined on ‘Team Davies’ by fa­ther Gareth, will be run­ning in mem­ory of grand­fa­ther Ray­mond Lewis, who died of lung can­cer ear­lier this year.

A post on their JustGiv­ing page, said: “Like most fam­i­lies across the coun­try, we have re­cently been af­fected by can­cer and we have seen, first-hand the ter­ri­ble dam­age can­cer does, not only to those suf­fer­ing the dis­ease, but those around them.

“Our grandad, Tadcu or Ray­monde as he was known in our house, was di­ag­nosed with lung can­cer ear­lier this year and died a month later.

“Whilst, for­tu­nately, he was spared months of painful treat­ment, un­like many other can­cer suf­fer­ers, the care he re­ceived dur­ing his short ill­ness was fan­tas­tic and in rais­ing money for Can­cer Re­search UK, we hope to help erad­i­cate the dis­ease.”

This is the se­cond time that the sis­ters have com­peted in a half marathon, and they man­aged to raise a con­sid­er­able amount for Mo­tor Neu­rone Dis­ease in 2016 from a sim­i­lar event in Lon­don.

“As our train­ing gets un­der way and un­der­ly­ing in­juries and ex­cuses be­gin to emerge, so too do our fundrais­ing ef­forts,” the post added.

“We re­ceived an amaz­ing amount of sup­port for our half marathon in Oc­to­ber 2016 in aid of Mo­tor Neu­rone Dis­ease, and we hope to match or even top that, as we run for Can­cer Re­search UK.”

They have raised more than £700 of their £1,200 tar­get so far, and any­one wish­ing to do­nate can do so by vis­it­ing Team Davies’ JustGiv­ing page at https:// www. justgiv­ing. com/ fundrais­ing/han­nah-davies78.

The Davies fam­ily

Dawn Wil­son was re­cently told her can­cer is ter­mi­nal

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