Sheffield man’s 100 mile trek for Cancer Research

Elliott Crossley
Elliott Crossley
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A Sheffield fundraiser is taking on a 100 mile challenge in a bid to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Elliott Crossley has already tackled four of five proposed events for his #100milesforCancer campaign - the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge, The Great North Run, The National 3 Peaks Challenge and The Selby 3 Swans Cycle Sportive.

The final chaper of his 100-mile bid will be The Longboat Key Triathlon in Florida on October 16.

Elliott, aged 29, decided to attempt the challenge after his mother-in-law, Jackie, died earlier this year.

Elliott said: “Cancer is playing an ever-increasing part in all of our lives, and the consequences are devastating.

“Jackie lost a year-long battle with peritoneal cancer earlier this year and my efforts hope to raise awareness of this rare form and help fund the fantastic work of Cancer Research UK. But more than that, #100milesforCancer promotes the adventure of life that Jackie personified; connecting with friends and family, making the most of the great outdoors and creating lasting memories to look back on with a smile.”

Elliott is hoping to raise over £1,000 for life-saving research to help more men, women and children in Yorkshire and across the UK survive the disease.

Sarah Mattison, Cancer Research UK’s Sheffield fundraising manager, said: “We are absolutely delighted with Elliott’s efforts. He has been doing lots of preparation and we know he is having an amazing experience. We can’t thank Elliott enough for his support and want to wish him the very best.”

Visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/100milesforCancer if you would like to sponsor Elliott.