A Beverley man has raised £1,209 for Yorkshire Cancer Research after organising a 10 mile walk.
Keith Reed, who has been raising money for the charity for 25 years, teamed up with family, friends and colleagues from the Defence School of Transport, Leconfield, for the challenge.
Keith said: “I’ve organised quiz nights, race nights and live music events for Yorkshire Cancer Research and I’ve taken on challenges like the Humber Bridge Marathon, the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, bungee jumps, parachute jumps, abseils and bike rides.
“I started fundraising when I lost my grandad, grandma and close friends and family members to cancer. Life doesn’t seem fair sometimes and I do hope one day there will be a cure to stop all cancers.”
Keith, who has raised a total of nearly £20,000 for Yorkshire Cancer Research, is now preparing to take part in a wing walk for the charity, which involves being strapped to the top wing of a 1940s Boeing Stearman Biplane and flown around Breighton Aerodrome, Selby, at speeds of up to 135mph. The plane will perform a variety of flypasts and manoeuvres, including a dive from 500ft and a ‘zoom’ climb.
“We would like to thank Keith Reed and members from the Defence School of Transport at Leconfield for raising such a magnificent amount of money with their recent sponsored walk. Keith is a dedicated and regular supporter and has raised thousands of pounds over the years with a variety of sponsored events.”
For more information about Yorkshire Cancer Research, please visit www.ycr.org.uk/teamyorkshire.
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