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Former Bourne Grammar School pupil raises funds for York man Adam Gray who seeks cancer treatments abroad





A runner is completing a marathon challenge to fund pioneering overseas cancer treatment for his childhood friend.

Nick Nixon, who grew up in Bourne, is nearing his 100th five kilometre run in as many days.

He is on a mission to raise £40,000 for his friend Adam Gray to pay for pioneering cancer treatment overseas.

Nick Nixon joined by friends Nicola and Tom Kostrzewski and the family dog Ron for run 65 of 100 in Stamford Bridge, York
Nick Nixon joined by friends Nicola and Tom Kostrzewski and the family dog Ron for run 65 of 100 in Stamford Bridge, York

The two met as neighbours in West Road in the 90s and were junior members at Bourne Tennis Club.

The 38-year-old has raised £1,120 so far since setting out on his quest on February 3.

Nick said: “As a 6ft2, lumbering 17 stone man nearing his 40s I was absolutely not cut out for this challenge but that was part of the appeal.

Nick Nixon joined by work colleagues from Performance54 for run 89
Nick Nixon joined by work colleagues from Performance54 for run 89

“Recognising Adam and his family must be going through hell, I wanted to make the challenge as hard as possible to help encourage people to support my fundraising efforts.

“I am incredibly grateful for the kind donations I’ve received so far and the amazing support I’ve received from friends, family and co-workers. I know Adam and his family echo those sentiments.”

The challenge has included late night outings in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, traipsing up-and-down Cornish cliffs in St Austell and rallying hill climbs around Wimbledon, as well as dozens of trails in East Riding, where he currently calls home.

To find out more, or make a donation, visit: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/nick-nixon-5k-a-day-4-100-days




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