BedZRus owner Mark Moore, together with Steve Flynn, have raised over £15,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust, by undertaking the Coast and Castles bike ride. Mark is the father of teenage cancer patient, Dominic Moore, and Steve rode in memory of his son, Kyle.
A group of 11 cyclists rode 180 miles across three days from Newcastle to Edinburgh in June. The money they raised will go towards the Teenage Cancer Trust unit at St James’ Hospital in Leeds, where Dominic is currently receiving treatment.
Mark Moore is the owner of www.bedzrus.co.uk, which supplied a support vehicle during the three days showing the company logos of all the corporate sponsors within the furniture trade.
Mark said it was great to see so many of the furniture community come together for this cause. They included Deep Sleep Beds, Easy Rest Beds, Flintshire Furniture, GFW, Harmony Beds, Julian Bowen, Kids Avenue, Sealy, Stompa, Sweet Dreams, Serene Furnishings, Scallywag Kids and Time Living.
Dominic Moore says: “I am really proud of my dad Mark, my brother Josh and the lads as they finish the cycle challenge. They've done an amazing job and all the money raised is going to an amazing cause. Hopefully in the next year or two, I will be able to complete the challenge by their side.”
In January, Dominic was rushed to hospital after seeing his GP, where he was diagnosed with an extremely rare blood condition known as Aplastic Anaemia, a condition which affects one in 500,000 people. After months in and out of hospital, he is now preparing for a bone marrow transplant.
Mark says: "Thank you to everyone who has supported this great cause. Dom has still got a long battle ahead of him but I know that with the support he receives, his journey will also be filled with love and laughter. It has been amazing to witness and benefit from the fantastic support that is provided by the Teenage Cancer Trust, so I am so pleased to have been able to raise funds to ensure other young people like Dom have access to the same care and support he has had.”
“These young people shouldn't have to face these battles so early in their lives but the Teenage Cancer Trust makes a real difference and I am proud to help in any small way I can."
Steve Flynn, who was riding in memory of his son Kyle, says: “I signed up to the challenge in memory of our wonderful son Kyle who sadly passed away in March this year after a seven-month battle with Leukemia. Teenage Cancer Trust provided Kyle with endless emotional and physical support and I would like other young adults to have the same support that Kyle did.”