Ross Edgley

Charities

Teenage Cancer Trust
Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for the six young people aged between 13 and 24 diagnosed with cancer every day. We build specialist units within NHS hospitals bringing young people together to be treated by teenage cancer experts in a place designed just for them. We want every young person with cancer to have access to this specialist support, no matter where they live. Traditionally treated alongside children or elderly patients at the end of their lives, young people can feel extremely isolated during treatment, some never meeting another young person with cancer. Being treated alongside others their own age can make a huge difference to their whole experience. Teenage Cancer Trust also educates young people and health professionals about cancer to ensure a swift diagnosis and referral to specialist support. Cancer in young people is rare but we want young people to know the common signs and symptoms so they can seek medical advice if they are worried. We rely solely on donations to fund our vital work. You can help transform the lives of young people with cancer. Visit www.teenagecancertrust.org to find out how.
SPORTS AID TRUST
SportsAid is the charity for sports people, helping the next generation of British sporting talent to succeed. For over 30 years, SportsAid has financially supported talented, young sports people when they need it the most, at the start of their journey to international success. SportsAid is the first organisation to recognise their talent, often when Mum and Dad are their only sponsors. Young athletes, both able-bodied and those with a disability, are nominated to SportsAid by their sport’s own national governing body (NGB). This ensures the right athlete is helped at the right time, and in the right way. It is a proven and established process that makes a genuine difference. Many of Britain’s most successful athletes have been helped on their journey by SportsAid: Redgrave, Radcliffe, Grey-Thompson, Holmes, Hoy, Adlington, Wiggins, Ohuruogu, and many more. By raising money in the name of sport for the benefit of sport, we ensure the next generation has the backing they need to reach the same heights.
Children with Cancer UK
Children with Cancer UK, formerly CHILDREN with LEUKAEMIA Charity Registration No. 298405 Children with Cancer UK, is the leading national children's charity dedicated to the fight against all childhood cancers. We fund life-saving research to determine the causes, find the cure and provide care for children with cancer. With administration costs kept to a minimum, you can be sure that when you support Children with Cancer UK, your money will be put to good use immediately in the fight to save young lives. For more information, please visit www.childrenwithcancer.org.uk or telephone: 020 7404 0808
United Through Sport
United Through Sport is a charity dedicated to transforming lives through sport. We do this by improving education, raising health awareness and building life-skills in young people from disadvantaged communities from around the world. Delivered through our Mass Participation and School of Excellence programmes, we are working with more than 50,000 children. We need you to volunteer with us overseas, sponsor a child or do a fundraising event, so get in touch with us to find out more.
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Ross Edgley

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Ross Edgley plans to start 2016 a little differently to most. In a monumental challenge that has the media stunned, he’s announced through THE PROTEIN WORKS social media that when the clock strikes midnight on the 22nd of January 2016, he will run an entire marathon around the iconic track of Silverstone Race Circuit… pulling a 1,400kg MINI Countryman car.

Why?

To raise money for 4 charities very close to his heart. He says:

If at the end of this whole event he can raise enough money and awareness for the following amazing causes, he says, "I will consider every blister, rope burn and painful step taken not in vain":

Teenage Cancer Trust: Over 10 years ago now a close family friend of mine was diagnosed with cancer. He was an absolute specimen of an athlete and despite missing University and much of his sports career, he recovered and is now doing awesome things in the world of motor racing.

But it was the Teenage Cancer Trust that helped him during every step of his recovery. See, traditionally teenagers suffering from cancer were treated alongside children or elderly patients at the end of their lives. It goes without saying this wasn’t exactly a great environment to be treated in and simply being around others your own age can make a huge difference to your whole experience. This is why the work of the Teenage Cancer Trust is so valuable. Building specialist units within NHS hospitals to bring young people together to be treated by teenage cancer experts in a place designed just for them.

Children with Cancer UK: Recently my old coach’s nephew was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. He’s only 2, is an absolute Spartan and is now thankfully recovering. Which is exactly why I wanted to funds for Children with Cancer UK, the leading national charity dedicated to the fight against childhood cancer.

Their aim is to determine the causes, find cures and provide care for children with cancer and not only do they fund ground-breaking research into the development of more effective, yet kinder, treatments, but we have a worldwide programme of research investigating the underlying causes of the disease.

Sports Aid: For over a decade I’ve been involved in every area of sport imaginable. From competing and coaching to academia and business. Basically I’ve been very lucky. I’ve turned a passion into a profession, so for me completing the World’s Strongest Marathon as part of Sports Aids #SupportTheNext campaign is my small way of helping the next generation of athletes.

They do so much great work, yet too few people know about it. For instance during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games almost two-thirds of the British team were former recipients of SportsAid's support, winning 20 of Team GB's 29 gold medals and 27 of Paralympics GB's 34 gold medals. That for me is amazing, so any funds and awareness we can raise for Sports Aid will make each cold, early morning training session over Christmas worth it.

United Through Sport: It was Billie Jean King that said, “Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose-it teaches you about life.” Which is why the work of United Through Sport is so important. Transforming lives through sport, they take sport to the most disadvantaged communities from around the world and deliver their Mass Participation and School of Excellence programmes to more than 50,000 children.

A relatively new — and small — charity the positive impact they make is completely disproportionate to their size. I cannot stress how hard their volunteers work and if the World’s Strongest Marathon helps in any small way I will happily ice my sore and swollen legs after the 26th mile is complete.

Recent donors

10.04.16 Incredible Achievement! Well Done!!!!

20.02.16 Well done you crazy fool!

12.02.16 Well done!

09.02.16 What an amazing achievement!

08.02.16

07.02.16 Well done, Ross! A fantastic feat of athleticism and commitment.

07.02.16 amazing and generous man

05.02.16 Wow-what an amazing achievement! Just read the DM article.

05.02.16 We have just read about you in the daily mail and think what you have done is brilliant!

05.02.16 Saw you story online and just was blown away!! What an incredible feat and incredible charities

05.02.16 Read your story on the Daily Mail you are a true champion and deserve a good rest on a beach!

05.02.16 I read your story on the Daily Mail website and have so much respect for what you've achieved. Well done!

05.02.16 Amazing

05.02.16 Well done, inspirational.

05.02.16 well done, what a fantastic achievement!

03.02.16 Ross, you absolute dude!!! What a flippin' legend!!!!! We watched updates on social media all day. What an incredible challenge. Lots and lots of love.

02.02.16 Wow! You're an absolute beast. An amazing achievement for such a worthwhile cause who have been and still are a huge support to our 20 year old son who has cancer.

28.01.16 Congratulations! Huge achievement!

28.01.16 Congratulations Ross! The Sabery's are extremely proud of you!

26.01.16 Amazing. You are some man for one man. Well done.

26.01.16 Have to say when I saw this, I didn't think it was possible, but what an absolutely amazing achievement mate. Just incredible. Well done.

26.01.16 Amazing work pal, nice one

26.01.16 Great achievement

25.01.16

24.01.16 Unbelievable effort

£1,634.40

Running total

Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£1,997.25
Total donors:
99
Last donor:
Dali
10.04.16  
Offline fundraising:
£0.00