Pushing the pedal to beat Pancreatic Cancer

June 4, 2014

The Northwood Charitable Foundation is hitting the road to raise awareness, and funds, in support of the fight to beat pancreatic cancer.

As part of our goal to raise £20,000 by 2015, we’re taking part in this year’s London to Brighton Charity Bike Ride.  Volunteering to pedal the 60 mile challenge are Northwood’s Stuart Williams, Steven Summerhayes, Nick Harris, Paul Cullip and Dean Walford.  Between them they’ll sweat out 300 miles, which takes them from The London Eye to the pebbles on Brighton Beach.

They’ll be starting their challenge early on the morning of Sunday 22nd June, before most of us have had our first sip of coffee.  Nick Harris says “I’m questioning my sanity here as I’ve never cycled this distance before but we’re all looking forward to the challenge’.  There’s no back-pedalling for Nick, who adds “In the scheme of things, we’ll quickly get over the aching legs which are nothing compared to this life-threatening disease.”

We’re asking you to support this cause, even if it’s just the cost of a Sunday morning newspaper or coffee.  All funds raised will be donated to the Northwood Charitable Foundation which is supporting the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund

We realise that there are many worthy causes, but pancreatic cancer desperately needs a push.  Cancer research has improved lives and chances for the suffers of every type of cancer – except just this one.

Pancreatic cancer suffers have only a 3% chance of survival beyond 5 years, and this figure has not improved in 40 years.  Each year around 8,500 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and each will be given this gloomy statistic to share with their families and friends.  We want to give people some hope.



Source: Cancer Research UK.  May 2014

To spur the cyclists on, and give the PCRF vital funds, please take a few moments to donate on the Northwood Charitable Foundation site.  There is no minimum donation, but please give as much as you won’t miss!  Thank you.


Since opening our doors for the first time in 1995 we have maintained a tradition of donating time and raising funds for charities up and down the country. In 2013, we tragically lost our Managing Director and close friend, Nick Cooper, to pancreatic cancer and so decided to establish the Northwood Foundation in his memory.

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