Words by Abi Scaife
A doctor and amateur cyclist has taken on the Tour de France for charity.
Amazing! Tell me more.
Prof Rob Wynn is Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital’s Director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Unit - every day he sees people suffering from diseases like leukaemia.
To help raise money for leukaemia treatments and trials that will help save the lives of so many children around the UK, Rob took on all 21 stages of the Tour de France as an amateur cyclist.
Throughout and in the run-up to the ride, he has been fundraising for Cure Leukaemia. This amazing Birmingham-based charity helps patients across the UK to access life-saving treatments.
What was it like?
The Tour 21 took place from Friday 23 June - Sunday 16 July and tackled all 21 gruelling stages and 3,500km of the Tour de France route.
Thanks to his incredibly hard work, Rob has so far raised over £56,000 for Cure Leukaemia, nearly doubling his original target of £30,000.
Congratulations, Rob - and well done! If you want to help Rob raise even more money for Cure Leukaemia, you can donate to his JustGiving page here.
At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.
Macmillan Cancer Support. They provide specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer. Learn more here.
Cancer Research UK. This charity provides information for anyone affected by any kind of cancer. Support them here.
Maggie’s. Offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and the people important to them. Find out more here.