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Targeting £100K for Teenage Cancer Trust at Henley Swim Festival


The Outdoor Swimmer Henley Swim Festival, which takes place on Sunday 14th July, is hosting The Dorabros this year. Named after the Dorado fish, the team of four friends aims to raise £100,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

They team will be taking on the 4 x Henley mile challenge as part of their training as they look to complete five challenges this year. Their 2019 challenges include the Marathon de Sables (April), Rome to Home Cycling Tour (May), IRONMAN Vichy (August), English Channel swim (September) and rowing across the Atlantic in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge (December).

The Dorabros fundraising efforts are all for Teenage Cancer Trust, the UK’s only charity providing specialist nursing and support to young people (aged 13 to 24) with cancer. They aim to raise £100,000 which will go towards the charity’s vital work at its 28 specialist units across the country.

James from The Dorabros explained, “We chose Teenage Cancer Trust because all of our lives have been touched by cancer. We have lost friends, both at home and at school, and we want to support other people our age that are fighting this disease. We visited the Teenage Cancer Trust unit at UCLH in June 2018 and had the chance to meet and speak to some of the young people and staff.

“We were completely bowled over by the stories of courage and hope from the young people, and the dedication from the staff. Visiting the unit really gives you a first-hand understanding of why an age-appropriate space and specialised staff are vital for young people. We are so excited to be fundraising for this charity and to support the vital work they do across the country.”



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