Team toughens up for cancer charity

Back row: Francesca Edwards (Capt), Tim Minshall, Alex Allsebrook, Sam Moorby'Front row: Harriet Phillips, Robbie Bremner, Sam Karlsen, Alisha Masani.
Back row: Francesca Edwards (Capt), Tim Minshall, Alex Allsebrook, Sam Moorby'Front row: Harriet Phillips, Robbie Bremner, Sam Karlsen, Alisha Masani.

A man from Lancaster is joining a group of 14 students who will be getting muddy to raise money for childhood cancer charity, Blue Skye Thinking.

Sam Moorby, 20, is part of the team taking on the Tough Mudder Midland’s challenge as part of its year long partnership to raise money for the charity which was set up by Andrew and Sally Hall in response to their four-year-old son Skye being diagnosed with medulloblastoma, an aggressive and cancerous brain tumour.

Sadly on August 29, 2014, Skye died peacefully at home aged just five years old.

The event is on 30 may and includes a 10-12 mile (18-20 km) obstacle course designed to test physical strength and mental grit.

Sam said: “ We’ve chosen to run Tough Mudder for Blue Skye Thinking because we were touched to hear about Skye’s incredible attitude throughout his treatment, the battle he fought against this illness and the side effects of his treatment.

“It was shocking to hear that this terrible cancer receives so little research funding, and what minimal progress there has been despite the big advances made in treating other types of cancer.

“It’s a privilege to be raising funds for a charity in its infancy but with big ambitions, which we hope to help with. Everyone taking part is hoping to raise £100 each which we will add to our team pot.”

The event is onMay 30 may and includes a 10-12 mile (18-20 km) obstacle course designed to test physical strength and mental grit.

All the money the charity continues to raise will go into much needed research into new treatments for childhood cancer so that all children diagnosed with brain tumours will have a better chance of survival and a better quality of life post-treatment.

More than 350 children a year in the UK alone, face the devastating news that they have a brain tumour but less than one per cent of cancer funding goes towards research into brain tumours.

To support the team please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/teams/ULASTM.