Benwick teenage cancer survivor on way to raising £10k
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.
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.
“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.