Cycle spinathon for Banbury man in aid of children’s cancer charity

Will Blackshaw, from Banbury, to do spinathon for cancer charities.
Will Blackshaw, from Banbury, to do spinathon for cancer charities.

A Banbury man is to attempt a 24-hour spinathon to raise money for CLIC Sargent, the charity for children and young people with cancer. Will Blackshaw’s challenge will take place on Wednesday, September 9 in Fit4less on National Fitness Day.

Will said: “I’ve always wanted to do a charity event that really stands out, and 24 hours of constant cycling ticks that box. I’m excited about the cycle but I haven’t done anything like this before so I know I’m going to be pushed to my limit, which is what I wanted. This will probably be the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done.”

Will is inviting the public to join and motivate him for an hour and spin in the gym.

CLIC Sargent fundraising manager, James McDonald, said: “Every day in the UK 10 children and young people hear the shocking news that they have cancer. The incredible challenge Will is undertaking is a brave battle and his dedication is an inspiration to others.

“The money Will raises could go towards the 1,300 grants we give families each year or could go towards running our nine Homes from Home, like the one in Oxford, close to the John Radcliffe Hospital. The homes allow families to stay close to their child during treatment, reducing the practical and financial impact of a cancer diagnosis.”

For more information about Will’s challenge or to donate to his event, visit https://www.justgiving.com/William-Blackshaw2/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/769195646512516/