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Countdown… 3 Weeks To Go

kevin croombs

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]kevin croombsSo I’m sat here writing this with just 21 days to go until we set off for Paris.

Training has stepped up and aching legs are becoming the norm now, but recent events have reinforced the real need for the new cancer treatment centre that we are all raising money for.

No fewer than three people known to the Ark Riders have been diagnosed or succumbed to the effects of Cancer over the last week.

This is a horrible disease which will impact on so many of us, whether it’s now or in the future. We hope it won’t affect us but the odds are stacked against us all!

There are many great care providers out there, not least our NHS, but what we lack is capacity to help and support people in Basingstoke and North Hampshire, meaning the majority of patients (about 60%) have to travel to Guildford or Southampton for regular treatment – a real strain on them and their families when they’re going through the toughest of times.

A unique local treatment centre, which provides radiotherapy, chemotherapy and a range of complementary and supportive services, in North Hampshire will undoubtedly improve their lives and their chances of recovery from this horrible disease.

We will keep pedalling, despite the pain, safe in the knowledge that one day soon this centre will become a reality through the hard work and efforts of all involved; and people’s lives will be made easier. The sooner this centre is built, the sooner we can improve more lives.

Please support us if you can, and if you are free, come on down to the start line at 11.30am on Wednesday, July 12 at The Ark Conference Centre to wave us off.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]