Team Connor 2021

Barry Kennedy


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]RESCHEDULED!!!!! [/p][p]We are thrilled and excited to announce that we have been able to reschedule our London to Paris 24hr bike ride for Friday 10th September 2021! [/p][p]We have some new team members as well so now our 28 strong team of cyclists have begun their training regimes, bought their cycling shorts and are preparing their fundraising events! [/p][p]Our route has been prepared and we have a fantastic team of support riders and first aiders on hand to assist. [/p][p]We have lots of exciting fundraising events coming up in the next couple of months which will hopefully kickstart our fundraising efforts again. [/p][p]The first event is our rescheduled 5-a-side football competition taking place Friday 25th June 2021 at Powerleague Croydon! So feel free to come down to support the teams!! [/p][p]Please do follow our training progress and keep upto date with our fundraising over on our instagram [url=]Team Connor 2021 (@teamconnor2021)[/url][/p][p]If you have read this far then thank you!!!....and if you could donate as well...then that is even better!! [/p][p]See below our fabulous team members as well as more information on the inspiring Connor Crawford whom all of this is about! [/p][p]Team Connor 2021:[/p][p]Barry Kennedy Ben Cotton Chris Butler Dan Eades Derrick Hinkes Jack Guilford James Forest Lines Martyn Benson Matthew Brunwin Michael Chivers Nick Diesel Nick Lee Phil Groves Richard Cotton Richard Parton Sam Hinkes Stuart Kennedy Tom Good Tom Kennedy Michael Bell Matt Crawford Jason Barton Duncan Brown Ian Hollobon Martin Tracey Jason Farrow Wayne Diesel Graham Harle [/p][p]Many thanks in advance and wish us luck! [/p][p]Team Connor x[/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p]______________________________________________________[/p][p]UPDATE: 25th November 2020.....What a challenge one of Team Connor has undertaken this week. Ben Cotton has decided to undertake the mammoth challenge of running 5 marathons in 5 consecutive days! [/p][p]His first marathon takes place Wednesday 25th November with marathon no. 5 starting at 10am on Sunday 29th November in and around the Kenley Aerodrome area![/p][p]This is all to add to Team Connor's group total for Chasing Connors Cure! What a tremendous challenge, you can do it Ben!! The whole team is so proud of your efforts!! [/p][p][br][/p][p]___________________________________________________________________[/p][p][br][/p][p]Chasing Connor’s Cure was founded in 2016, when Connor Crawford was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, just 2 days after his 4th birthday. [/p][p]Duchenne is a muscle wasting disease, taking away boys mobility around the age of 8 and progressively the heart and lung function, resulting in premature live expectancy. Unfortunately it has no cure. In the early stages of diagnosis it was clear to Connor’s parents, Matt and Emma that funding was badly needed to push research to find the much needed cure to save their boy. [/p][p]Connor is a fun, adventurous boy with Steve Backshall as his idol and Brighton FC his team of choice - not a popular choice around these parts!! Despite his choice in football teams, Connor’s chosen to fight this disease with every inch of his small (due to steroid use) but perfectly formed body. [/p][p]He has regular hospital appointments, which he takes in his stride and is very proud to hold the record for 12 blood draws in one day! He does this without fuss. However, as he grows older is becoming more and more aware of his restrictions as his parents become more nervous of his fate. They don’t have much time to save Connor and so desperately need every penny possible to find that cure and change the life he is destined for. [/p][p]Chasing Connor’s Cure is very proud to say EVERY penny raised goes to research. They are parent and volunteer run with no overheads. They work with an organisation called Duchenne UK that provides the insight on research to invest in, that will provide Connor and boys like him with the best chance of survival.[/p][p][url=][/url][/p][p][br][/p][p]_________________________________________________________________________________[/p][p][br][/p][p]Barry turned 60 this year...right in the middle of a global pandemic...not at all conducive to his birthday plans!! [/p][p]As with previous milestone birthdays Barry wanted to set himself a challenge and raise money for a special charity at the same time. That is where Duchenne UK and Chasing Connor's Cure came in. [/p][p]He was then tasked with gathering the best teammates possible to get this mammoth challenge completed. A 300km cycle from London to Paris in just 24 hours! [/p][p]So think...Avengers Assemble!!! Safe to say he has not disappointed and the fantastic team range in ages from 25 to 65 and from complete beginner cyclists to pretty much Cycling Gods!! [/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

10 Sep 2021


Nov 29, 2021



Nov 17, 2021

Priory Mechanical Services

Congratulations to all involved, was a great achievement which Priory were proud to sponsor . We really hope this money helps towards finding a cure to EndDuchenne .


Nov 14, 2021

Paul And Lois

Great work Team Connor


plus £125.00 Gift Aid

Nov 5, 2021

Walter Lilly

Thanks to LXA for another great quiz. Donation for auction Happy voucher.


Nov 5, 2021


Well done Barry amazing effort


plus £340.00 Gift Aid

Nov 5, 2021

Spatial Dimensions

Many thanks from Spatial Dimensions for the charity quiz night.


Nov 4, 2021


Fantastic Quiz night, Priory Team only managed 3rd place 😊


Nov 4, 2021

Imogen Buxton

Amazing work team! You guys are absolutely smashing it x


plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Nov 4, 2021

Ben Perrett

Great night at the quiz!


Nov 4, 2021

Richard C

Well done Team - off to play some Golf now!


plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Barry Kennedy

Barry Kennedy

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