Date: Thursday 12 September 2019
A Framlingham teenage has taken part in a 175 mile, three-day sponsored bike ride in aid of a University College London Hospitals (UCLH) Haematology Cancer Care research project. Isaac Powell, aged 15, took on the challenge, which saw him cycle from Paris to London, to raise funds for the UCLH project ‘The Elias Taylor Vegas After Party’ which was set up in memory of his cousin, Elias, who passed away in August 2018 aged just 22.
Raising almost £4,000, including a £250 donation from our East Anglia team, Isaac said: “My cousin Elias was 16 when he was first diagnosed with leukaemia. He never gave up fighting during his five-year battle with the disease, he beat cancer three times. Elias' positivity, humour and strength inspire me to never give up. I want to raise money to help find a cure for Leukaemia and every penny donated brings us closer, so thanks to Taylor Wimpey for their kind support.”
Caroline Carter, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey East Anglia, said: “We’re so proud to have supported Isaac with his three-day bike ride from Paris to London, for the UCLH project in memory of his cousin Elias. It is such an amazing and important cause and Isaac is an inspiration to us all. It means a great deal to us to be able to offer our support to help the UCLH continue the fantastic work that they do.”