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Richard Rydon's Giving Page

Remembering my Dad whilst raising money to fight cancer, and fulfilling a 30-year-old ambition!

2018 Simplyhealth Great North Run
9 Sep 2018

In memory of

My Dad, John Rydon

Richard Rydon's Giving Page

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Richard Rydon

Total raised

£940.00

+ £196.25 Gift Aid

94 Complete
94% of £1,000.00 target

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Story

Cancer took my Dad, and I miss him. Whilst it's great that I also know some fantastic stories of people beating cancer, this disease still hurts too many people.

My good friend Gary Robinson is fighting cancer as I write, and the list of friends this disease has affected just keeps growing. Research and funding to heal and prevent cancer is needed now as much as ever.

I didn't start running until after my Dad passed on. I hated cross country at school and did little of any sport until I was older. However I now really enjoy running and it's great to have the chance to run and raise some funds.

After my first event on a Cancer Research UK's Tough 10 raised more than £1000, I'm now tackling the Great North Run.

Surely the most famous Half Marathon, it was only a few years old when I studied in Newcastle. Thirty years later I'll be running the race myself!

1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.
Every single pound you donate makes a difference to Cancer Research UK’s groundbreaking work, so please sponsor me now.

Donating through this page is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with Cancer Research UK.

Latest updates

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Richard Rydon

2018-12-23T17:53:40+00:00

£20.00

+£5.00 Gift Aid
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Jeremy Binley

2018-09-17T19:38:34+00:00

£10.00

+£2.50 Gift Aid

Well done Richard!

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Richard Rydon

2018-09-13T14:51:06+00:00

What an amazing event! A stunning amount of people and such a good atmosphere. The weather held good, and spectators supported the whole route with drinks, sweets and even ice lollies. Running over the Tyne Bridge in the sun was a moment I'll always remember. OK, so my time of 2:11 wasn't as good as hoped, but that leaves the tantalising option of having to do it again! Thanks for all the support.

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Eleanor Moore

2018-09-13T14:07:15+00:00

£50.00

Well done Richards !!

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David Haskett

2018-09-09T16:56:53+00:00

£50.00

+£12.50 Gift Aid

Well done! Great effort and a worthy cause.

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Colin and Shirley

2018-09-08T16:29:18+00:00

£50.00

+£12.50 Gift Aid

Good luck Richard and remember not to over do it!!!

Total raised£940.00

Online£940.00

Offline£0.00

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Story

Cancer took my Dad, and I miss him. Whilst it's great that I also know some fantastic stories of people beating cancer, this disease still hurts too many people.

My good friend Gary Robinson is fighting cancer as I write, and the list of friends this disease has affected just keeps growing. Research and funding to heal and prevent cancer is needed now as much as ever.

I didn't start running until after my Dad passed on. I hated cross country at school and did little of any sport until I was older. However I now really enjoy running and it's great to have the chance to run and raise some funds.

After my first event on a Cancer Research UK's Tough 10 raised more than £1000, I'm now tackling the Great North Run.

Surely the most famous Half Marathon, it was only a few years old when I studied in Newcastle. Thirty years later I'll be running the race myself!

1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.
Every single pound you donate makes a difference to Cancer Research UK’s groundbreaking work, so please sponsor me now.

Donating through this page is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with Cancer Research UK.

Cause

All Cancer Types

Cancer survival rates have doubled over the past 40 years. Consistent progress is being made but improvements to technology and ground-breaking work offer new opportunities to find different ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer and improve survival rates even further. Help Cancer Research UK improve results even faster.