A young cancer survivor is aiming to raise an impressive £10,000 for a leading charity for children and young people suffering from the disease, starting with running the Marathon this weekend.
Joe Curry was fourteen when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and is now celebrating ten years in remission.
The 25-year-old, now living in Elephant & Castle, said the memory of poorly children in hospital moved him to try to raise £10,000 by completing ten challenges. The money he raises from the London Marathon will go to CLIC Sargent, a national charity providing clinical, practical and emotional support for children with cancer and their families.
“One thing that will stay with me forever is seeing all the little sick kids in hospital,” he said. “That’s why I wanted to support a children’s cancer charity. I knew things could be worse for me when I was being treated but seeing toddlers looking so ill was horrible.”
If you would like to sponsor Joe visit www.justgiving.com/Joe-Curry/