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WMG staff begin 5 day marathon cycle in memory of Coventry boy with rare cancer

Nine staff from WMG at the University of Warwick have come together in a sponsored cycle marathon starting Tuesday 2nd July with the aim to raise £1,000 towards the total of £50,000 for charities researching a rare cancer called Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma, in memory of Ben Crowther, the young son of a WMG member of staff Scott Crowther, who died earlier this week.

The plan is to cycle from WMG at the University of Warwick to the partner centres of the UK-wide High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult network. All of the “Pass the Smile for Ben” cycle team will cycle cycling 90 miles to the next HVM centre, AMRC in Sheffield. Two of the riders Benjamin Silverstone and James Black will continue for a full five days finishing at Glasgow on Friday 5th July.

The funds raised by the race and/or donated to Ben and charities researching Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma via this fundraising page

https://www.gofundme.com/f/wmg-hvmc-cycle-challenge

will go directly to research for Rhabdomyosarcoma.

The team will leave the WMG concourse, on the University of Warwick campus, on their marathon cycle ride at 8:30am on Tuesday 2nd of July.

ENDS

1 JULY 2019

NOTES TO EDITORS:

The full list of nine WMG riders are:

Benjamin Silverstone

James Black

Mandy Harris

Russ Noble

Caroline Guest

Stuart Coles

Ercihan Kiraci

Mike Donnelly

Matthew Capener

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Alice Scott
Media Relations Manager – Science
University of Warwick
Tel: +44 (0) 2476 574 255 or +44 (0) 7920 531 221
E-mail: alice.j.scott@warwick.ac.uk

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Alice Scott 
Media Relations Manager – Science 
University of Warwick 
Tel: +44 (0) 2476 574 255 or +44 (0) 7920 531 221 
E-mail: alice.j.scott@warwick.ac.uk