Fundraiser for leukaemia sufferer

PUBLISHED: 13:56 05 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:46 09 April 2010

A GROUP of fathers are to embark on a 100 mile fundraising bike ride in aid of a young boy who was diagnosed with leukaemia this year. Marcus Di Vincenzo, 39, of Cranford Avenue, Exmouth, and a number of parents whose children are friends with six-year-o

A GROUP of fathers are to embark on a 100 mile fundraising bike ride in aid of a young boy who was diagnosed with leukaemia this year.

Marcus Di Vincenzo, 39, of Cranford Avenue, Exmouth, and a number of parents whose children are friends with six-year-old leukaemia sufferer Griffin Howard, will take part in the Exmoor Beast cycle challenge in November.

The challenge starts and finishes at Butlins in Minehead, Somerset.

Organiser of the event, Marcus, said: "The money we raise will go to CLIC sargeant in aid of Griffin. We are going to try raise £20,000."

The former marine said the amount would help pay for the specialist nurses that treat Griffin over the next three years.

It is the third year the Exmoor Beast challenge has been held.

Marcus added: "In the first year we had 400 riders; 1300 in the second year and this year we are hoping for 2000 riders.

"If each of our riders raise just £10 we will hit the target."

Griffins father, David, is hoping to take part in the challenge.

Annie Howard said when her son Griffin was diagnosed with Leukamia in March, CLIC Sargent were there for them and helped financially and emotionally.

"They do wonderful things for people. I don't know what we would have done without their help and we will be eternally grateful to them.

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