Bedford man to complete hat-trick of challenges in aid of teenage cancer charity


Fundraiser extraordinaire, Ken Parsons will be completing a series of three endurance challenges in aid of The Teenage Cancer Trust, starting on the 24th April.

The ‘three point challenge’, aims raise £3,000 starts with an unbelievable three days of running, beginning in Bedford and finishing in London where Ken will collect his Virgin Marathon Race number.

Giving himself a precious one day of rest he will go on to complete the London marathon wearing, of course, a 25lb rucksack.

To finish the hat-trick, Ken will complete the brutal 24km Fan Dance, the SAS qualification march over Pen Y Fan in Wales in July.

Ken is embarking on an incredible few months to give inspirational Keith Moore and his family a year off their heroic fundraising efforts following years of health battles. After both children were diagnosed with Leaukemia, Keith went on the suffer a heart attack. His daughter once again falling ill earlier last year, a stem cell transplant saving her life.

Ken says that Ketih and his family have been the inspiration behind his efforts, saying: “It amazed and inspired me that while all this was going on, the family have raised around £40,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust and somehow managed to smile and joke along the way.

“So, after  years of fundraising for TCT I have told Keith to take a year off, let me have the honour of raising funds for TCT while he puts his feet up.”

Despite everything that the family have endured, Keith maintains: “We are an ordinary family, we’ve just had a bit of bad luck.

“Throughout our dark times we have managed to see the funny side of things and always had a laugh at our situation.”

To find out how you can donate and for more information, head over to Ken’s JustGiving Page.

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