Benwick teenage cancer survivor on way to raising £10k

Ryan Large pictured at his charity fun day with Minions from Discover Your Mojo, mum Jolanta, Tesco community champion Kelly Riddell and one of the fun day visitors.
Ryan Large pictured at his charity fun day with Minions from Discover Your Mojo, mum Jolanta, Tesco community champion Kelly Riddell and one of the fun day visitors.
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A Benwick teen who defeated cancer is celebrating after his charity fun day helped his fundraising total soar to more than £6,100.

Ryan Large underwent surgery for a brain tumour in October 2013 and started fundraising for the Teenage Cancer Trust just over year ago to “give something back” for all its support.

Pictured at the fun day are, from left, Kelly Riddell, Ron and Rosemary Taylor, Kayleigh Martin, Ryan Large and Jolanta Large.

Pictured at the fun day are, from left, Kelly Riddell, Ron and Rosemary Taylor, Kayleigh Martin, Ryan Large and Jolanta Large.

The 18-year-old has held 15 days of fundraising since then, including bag-packing and charity table events at supermarkets and a charity golf day.

The fun day at Benwick Village Hall was the first he had organised alone, and raised a bumper £824.27.

The day included live music, stalls, a raffle and tombola, and Minions characters.

Ryan, who studies business at Peterborough Regional College, said he was thrilled with how well it went.

Ryan Large running a fun day for teenage cancer trust. ANL-150927-202254009

Ryan Large running a fun day for teenage cancer trust. ANL-150927-202254009

“My original target was £500 so to have beaten that is great,” he said.

He has now set his sights on reaching the £10,000 mark, and if he reaches that he will then move on to £20,000.

Ryan has also met numerous celebrities through his charity work, including Caroline Flack and Stephen Fry.