Steel City Cycle Challenge 2017

On behalf of the Craig Hall memorial fund, we’re pleased to launch our 3rd Steel City Cycle Challenge to support the Western Park Cancer Charity. This year our aim is to raise at least £10,000 to add to the existing £29,754 already raised for the charity, by cycling 100 miles in one day.

Along with Jon Newsome (from Sheffield Wednesday) and Dane Whitehouse (from Sheffield United), we will be joined by other ex-players like Mitch Ward (Sheffield United and Barnsley) and Ritchie Humphreys, who currently plays for Chesterfield.

The 100 mile cycle ride will include climbing over 7,243 feet in a day, taking in key regional landmarks like Chatsworth House, Roche Abbey – the home of the St Ledger – and Wentworth House. It’s with special honour and respect that Professor Coleman, who treated me for cancer successfully in 1993 and thousands of other people during his time working at Western Park, will be joining us for part of the ride.

Our objective is to promote the specialist care that Western Park hospital provides to over 1.8 million people within the South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire region. Also with the primary aim to encourage people to support this very worthy charity and our cycle challenge.

Did you know that over 67% of patients at the hospital come from outside of Sheffield which includes over 5,400 new patients per annum? The consultants provide over 8,000 days per year providing treatment and delivering chemotherapy.

This is why the charity means so much to me:
Father of three, Marvin explains: “When I was 23 years old, I was diagnosed with testicular cancer, which was a very challenging period in my life.
“During that difficult period, I had fantastic support from my friends and family. My cousins, Craig and Andrew Hall, inspired me to think about travelling the world when I got better and this gave me the motivation to get well. Fortunately I did make a full recovery, so I spent the next two years travelling.”

During the trip Craig joined Marvin to travel around Asia and Australia, which was one of the most rewarding periods of his life. Craig loved Australia so much that he was determined to live there in the future.
Many years later, when he got married and had two beautiful children, he achieved his dreams and moved to Australia. Unfortunately after only a few months, he too was diagnosed with cancer and had to return home to England.
Marvin continued: “Sadly he passed away and left a massive hole in our hearts. Following his death, along with his close friends, we created the CRAIG HALL Memorial Fund for whom we hold regular charity events to support cancer care in the South Yorkshire region. So far, I am proud to say that have raised £47,754 in Craig’s memory.”

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The 2016 Challenge

22 People – 2 Teams

Cycling 72 Miles

From Sheffield to Cleethorpes

Marvin Henshaw, Sheffield Wednesday fan and cancer survivor is attempting his 2nd brave bike riding challenge with rivals from Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday football clubs to try and raise at least £10,000 in memory of his cousin Craig.

Marvin and ex-pro footballers Dane Whitehouse (from Sheffield United) and Jon Newsome (from Sheffield Wednesday) are once again taking on this cycling challenge on the 18th September, this time from Sheffield to Cleethorpes, to raise funds for Weston Park Cancer Charity.

Following the success of the 1st Steel City Cycle Challenge last year, which raised over £15,000 for the cancer charity, the rivals are hoping that, with the help of both Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday fans, they will once again raise funds to support those receiving vital treatment at the regions cancer hospital, Weston Park Hospital.

Weston Park Cancer Charity is the only dedicated charity for the hospital and exists to support the world-class cancer research and to improve the treatment and care for people living with cancer.

Weston Park Hospital is one of only a handful of specialist cancer hospitals in England and treats patients from all over South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and North Derbyshire – a population of almost 1.8million people.

Father of three, Marvin explains: “When I was 23 years old I was diagnosed with testicular cancer, which was a very challenging period in my life.”

“During that difficult period I had fantastic support from my friends and family. My cousins, Craig and Andrew Hall, inspired me to think about travelling the world when I got better and this gave me the motivation to get well. Fortunately I did make a full recovery so I spent the next two years travelling.”

During the trip Craig joined Marvin to travel around Asia and Australia which was one of the most rewarding periods of his life. Craig loved Australia so much that he was determined to live there in the future.

Many years later, when he got married and had two beautiful children, he achieved his dreams and moved to Australia. Unfortunately after only a few months, he too was diagnosed with cancer and had to return home to England.

Marvin continued: “Sadly he passed away and left a massive hole in our hearts. Following his death, along with his close friends, we created the CRAIG HALL Memorial Fund for whom we hold regular charity events to support cancer care the South Yorkshire region. So far, I am proud to say that have raised over £18,000 in Craig’s memory.”

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Dane and Jon, Marvin’s long-time friends, who were so supportive when he was ill are once again showing their support by stepping up for this new challenge.

They both believe that their teams’ fans can raise the most money and are challenging Sheffield football fans of either colour to dig deep and see which team is the most charitable.

With a ‘Club Trip’ to the seaside theme, Jon & Dane will lead a team of 11 cyclists each from Sheffield to Cleethorpes covering a 72 mile distance and will be greeted by family and friends in Cleethorpes with a well-deserved meal of fish and chips.

THIS YEARS

TEAM

  • Tim Edge
    Tim Edge
  • Jamie Kay
    Jamie Kay
  • Paul Crossland
    Paul Crossland
  • Mark Flickling
    Mark Flickling
  • Jamie Burton
    Jamie Burton
  • David Fenocchi
    David Fenocchi
  • Chris Nixon
    Chris Nixon
  • Simon Martin
    Simon Martin
  • Carl Scothorne
    Carl Scothorne
  • Dane Whitehouse
    Dane Whitehouse
  • Darron Bellamy
    Darron Bellamy
  • Ben Mitchell
    Ben Mitchell
  • Luke Kennedy
    Luke Kennedy
  • Marvin Henshaw
    Marvin Henshaw
  • Andy Carr
    Andy Carr
  • David Milner
    David Milner
  • Ian Spencer
    Ian Spencer
  • Andy Watson
    Andy Watson
  • Lee Kelly
    Lee Kelly
  • Jon Newsome
    Jon Newsome
  • Matt Marshall
    Matt Marshall
  • Ian Fisher
    Ian Fisher

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