Dan and Leo team up to fight cancer

A JUNIOR doctor who has cancer has teamed up with a friend to raise money for research into the disease.

Dan Money, from Keynsham, and Leo Nolan, from Saltford, both aged 24, became friends while at Wellsway School.

Dan was diagnosed with bowel cancer late last year and has been undergoing treatment in Birmingham, where he has been working as an foundation 2 (F2) junior doctor.

He has chosen to raise money for Cancer Research UK (CRUK) because of the importance of up-to-date research in helping increase treatment options.

Now Leo and two university friends have completed a 950-mile cycle ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats in support of Dan’s fundraising goals.

In 12 days of cycling, and fuelled largely by malt loaf, they climbed the equivalent of 40 Empire State buildings, had three punctures, two injured knees and one rider knocked off by an inquisitive lamb.

Dan and his mum met the team in the Midlands to offer encouragement – and some good food.

Dan and Leo would like to thank everyone from the local community who has already supported their appeal, which has so far raised more than £20,000 including Gift Aid.

Anyone wishing to donate can go to their fundraising pages. Leo’s page can be found at https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/lejog

Dan’s page is at https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/daniels-giving-page-2711605

Pictured, Dan Money, inset, is raising money for Cancer Research. Main photo, cyclist Leo Nolan, right, with two friends who accompanied him on the epic cycle ride