Tim Morgan (sixth from left) with his fellow cyclists (photo: Tim Morgan)
Bowel cancer patient and fundraiser Tim Morgan has been nominated for JustGiving’s Fundraising Team of the Year award after raising more than £250,000 for The Institute of Cancer Research, London — and he needs your vote!
The JustGiving Awards celebrate outstanding people, charities and teams who have used JustGiving’s fundraising website to do incredible things over the past year. It recognises their creativity, feats of endurance and outstanding commitment to raise money for good causes.
Nominations for the awards are open to the public for anyone who has used JustGiving to fundraise or crowdfund.
In 2015, Tim was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer. Whilst he received experimental targeted therapy, he and 10 of his friends and family took on the Dartmoor Demon, a gruelling 90km cycle ride with a 1,600-metre climb.
The Dartmoor Demon cycle ride has been described as 'potentially the hardest event in the Sportive Series' by Cycling Weekly.
His dedicated team of family and friends grappled with the short and punchy climbs and the long drawn-out ascents to support the ICR’s vital research into personalised therapy and immunotherapy, which are shaping the future of cancer treatment and saving lives.
Tim said: “Following two big operations and several rounds of chemotherapy and immunotherapy, I am currently receiving a new targeted treatment which is the result of extensive and ongoing research. These kinds of discoveries are exciting and game-changing, and the ICR is a global leader in this field.”
You can support Tim’s efforts by visiting his JustGiving page, and you can vote for JustGiving’s Fundraising Team of the Year. Voting runs until midnight on Wednesday 12 October 2016.
The winners will be announced at a dinner held in London on Tuesday 22 November 2016.