Half marathon ef­fort for can­cer cause

Caernarfon Herald - - NOSTALGIA -

THREE sis­ters and for­mer Ry­dal Pen­rhos pupils suc­cess­fully com­pleted a gru­elling half marathon and raised thou­sands for a can­cer char­ity.

Han­nah, Cather­ine and Eli­nor Davies trav­elled to South Wales to test their en­durance at the Cardiff Half Marathon, run­ning in aid of Can­cer Re­search UK.

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

This was 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.

The Ry­dal Pen­rhos com­mu­nity lent their sup­port to the cause af­ter boost­ing the fund dur­ing a spe­cial cake sale which Eli­nor at­tended, and their Just­Giv­ing page has reached an in­cred­i­ble to­tal of £3,140.01 af­ter set­ting an ini­tial tar­get of £1,200.

Deputy Head Tim Cashell, said: “To raise so much for such a wor­thy cause is a truly in­cred­i­ble achieve­ment, and ev­ery­one at Ry­dal Pen­rhos is ab­so­lutely thrilled for Team Davies and we con­grat­u­late them on their won­der­ful ef­forts.

“The cause was ob­vi­ously very close to their hearts given the sad re­cent pass­ing of their grand­fa­ther, and we were proud to help the fundrais­ing to­tal in a small way.”

Han­nah, Cather­ine and Eli­nor Davies, who were joined on ‘Team Davies’ by fa­ther Gareth.

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