Clays 3 Peak Challenge Team
- Name: Andy Davies
- Location: Lowestoft
- Fundraising target: £35,000
- Page closes: 30 December 2014
- Online donations: £26,844.42
- Offline donations: £1,395.00
- Reclaimed Gift Aid: £2,914.38
- Current total: £31,153.80
On Sept 15th we plan to ride from Wales to Lowestoft commonly known as The Coast 2 Coast. 408 miles unsupported camping each night. In doing so we hope to add to the already incredible total and help those suffering from this horrible disease.
In Feb 2010 my middle son Rory was diagnosed with spine and brain cancer. Our beautiful boy passed away peacefully Saturday 12th March 2011 with his family by his side. He is now free of his battered body and spreading love and happiness elsewhere. We could not be prouder of him and we will carry him in our hearts forever. We thank you all for your support and good wishes. We have only been able to enjoy another year with Rory thanks to the expertise of the doctors and nurses at Addenbrooke’s and of course Rory's grit and determination he has shown throughout. Personally I wish to continue to give something back and to help others like Rory, this year it will be completing the Coast to Coast cycle challenge and continuing to add to the already fantastic amount raised through your generosity ....Thank you
Clays 3 Peak Challenge Team
Not really about the challenge but a little insight into Rory's courage form Jon Denny Rorys martial arts instructor
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2011
KSN Rory Davies - an amazing boy with an amazing story
What an amazing young man KSN Rory Davies is. This is a picture of Rory with us at the Kuk Sool Won Extravaganza last July during his fight with cancer. Rory has many tumours in his brain and spine and has endured more operations than most people go through in a lifetime.
Last month it was announced that he had won his fight against the deadly disease and we all celebrated his hard work and endurance. A feat which must have been harder than reaching his 2nd degree black belt.
Things most people don't realise is the long periods of solitude while treatment is underway that Rory can't be with his loved ones and friends. We all offered him the support he needed, but without physically being able to see him must have been hard on Rory.
Having taught Rory at Kuk Sool since he was 5 years old I have to say that a true highlight for me was seeing Rory get his 2nd degree black belt at the Kings Lynn European Championships in June 2010. He was still very ill and in a wheelchair. His dad Andy was pushing him towards our Grand Master Kuk Sa Nim In Huyh Suh, Rory asked his dad to stop. And despite being ill, despite the journey to Kings Lynn almost wiping out his energy alone, he got up out of the wheelchair and walked on his own two feet to get his certificate. This was all in front of a crowd of 2000 people. Some kuk sool students, some members of the public. All of whom took to their feet to give Rory a standing ovation at his struggle against cancer and a special speech made my Master Alex was very touching to round off this truly monumental moment. And what proof that Rory has an outstanding spirit and fighting his best against this disease.
For as long as I live I shall cherish that moment and be proud to have been one of Rory's instructors.
If you were there at the promotion ceremony that night - you know exactly what I mean, it was a truly emotional, but inspiring moment.
Last month, Rory came to our Kuk Sool class to tell us he is doing well and on the mend. His family, friends and supporters from all over were thrilled and inspired by this young mans determination.
It brings me to tears to inform you all that yesterday Rory has been re-admitted to Addenbrooks Hospital where they have informed him that the cancer has returned and that there is nothing more they can do for him.
How do you cope with such news? Because I for one am finding it extremely difficult. I can't imagine what Rory is feeling, nor can I imagine how his family and loved ones are coping. This is truly unfair and not deserving of such a miraculous person. How do you plan your own funeral when you're only in your mid-teens?
Rory - we are all with you, your Facebook page is full of well-wishers and positive messages for you to get well. If you pull through this - now that would be a miracle. Lets show them what true martial arts spirit is all about and fight this blasted thing!
We are with you every step of the way.
KUK SOOL !!!
(if you have any personal messages for Rory please leave your comments here and I will forward them to his facebook - or you can write directly on his facebook wall - look for Rory Davies)
Posted by SBN Jon
Labels: kuk sool won
Who's made a donation?
Andy, great doing the cost 2 cost. I will have to better organised and ride with you next year, as you came within a few miles of me. I await to see what your next challenge will be. Great Charity, Good Luck Neil
More donations from Aquaterra Energy - thank you so much Vicki and Kevin.
Well done Andy and Ange
Great effort, well done.
Well done Andy and Angie! hope you aren't to saddle sore!
From your cycling "route guide" over Whiston Hill in to Grendon Lakes on the evening of Weds 19 Sept. Hope you got some hot food and a good nights sleep - ready for the next leg to Ely. Good Luck with the rest of your venture.
Well done and good luck!!
Good Luck, wish you well.
Good luck Andy.
Angela, although my memory is a bit fuzzy due to alcohol ...... I'm sure I promised to sponsor you. I can't remember the exact amount so hope this is good enough !! Best of luck. Jason.
An outstanding effort for a great cause - very well done!
Wow! Thinking of you Angie & Andy on this challenge. Happy pedalling. You go girl! Love Chris xxx
All the best you two - from Andy and Mark Wymondham Countrysiders
Good luck to you both. Sorry we're not all doing it with you. Next year.....
Good Luck Keep pedalling
Good luck. I hope the hills aren't too steep.
Our very best wishes and take care!
Hugh effort for a fantastic cause. Well done and good luck!
Good luck Angie &Andy! Love from the Gorbies xx
Good Luck, I know you'll do it. Be safe though. Love from Mum & Dad xx
Good luck Angie and Andy! I hope you have a fantastic time on the challenge and don't forget that wine cures all aches and pains! Love Gem x
This is going to be very challenging! A very worthy cause. Credit to you both and good luck.
Wishing you the very best of luck with your fundraising efforts.
Good Luck with the bike ride, ride safely and enjoy the challenge.
Good luck with the coast 2 coast ride and I hope the weather is good for you.
hope weather stays fine and you dont get saddle sore!! good luck.
I have received £550 cash, which has been raised by 4 students who organised a 55 bike ride to Norwich and back in memory of Rory. They organised this off their own backs which was a fantastic effort and something to be proud of. They are: Ben Davies who raised £130, Connor Rettie £185, Alex Vingoe £150 and Cameron Goodings £85. Thank you
Money raised by the students of Benjamin Britten High School charity football match played in Rory's honour - received with thanks
Donation from Nannies friends Pat and Eddy
|Anthony Ramon Espindola||£40.00||13/12/11||
Monies from the sale of "Rory Bands" Thanks Donna and Hayley at "Redz"
From sale of Rory Bands
|Anthony & Linda Espindola||£100.00||08/11/11||
With love from Nanny and Grandfather Clock
Cash donation from Sylvia Reeve - received with thanks.
More Rory band sales - thank you x
Rory Band sales - thank you all so much X
£10 kindly donated by Ellie Newland for Rory's 16th Birthday - Thank you Ellie xxx
Last of the band sales coming in, fantastic news that this new amount will push our fund raising efforts over the £27,000 mark. Thank you all so much X
More Rory Band sales, many thanks to all X
Sponsor monies raised by Elle Tillet, Toni & Holly who completed the Women's Adidas 5k challenge. Well done on raising a fantastic amount of money.X
Thank you all so much, Rory Bands sales so far
£28.10 - the amount reflects Rory's birthday 28th October 1995. Received with many Thanks X
A BIG THANK YOU to the very kind person who anonymously posted an envelope through our front door containing £100 for Rorys charity...XXX
Sponsorship from Clays Digital Staff
sponsorship from friends and family.
From all the parents and children at Chancellor Park Primary School.
|The Loddon Players||£100.00||23/09/11||
Donation received with thanks from The Loddon Players
Cash donation received with thanks from Clays Bindery department
|Clays Ltd Bindery||£90.00||13/08/11||
Donations from Clays Bindery Department. Thank you
Money raised by the children of Northfield St Nicholas Primary School on a non school uniform day in memory of Rory. Received with thanks
Donated by Crispies Sandwich Bar and customers. Thank you so much.
|Clays Ltd Colour & Finishing Dept||£40.00||29/07/11||
Cash donation, thank you
Well done to you all for completing the challenge!!
Thank you for you donation
|Clays Ltd Colour & Finishing Dept||£215.00||24/07/11||
Cash collection, Thank you all
|Clays Ltd Web Room||£285.00||24/07/11|
|Clays Ltd Distribution Team||£151.00||14/07/11|
Cash donation from Merit Chan - thanks Merit! x
|Benjamin Britten High School||£7,283.36||04/07/11||
Fund Raising and donations from Concert Ticket and merchandise 1180.10 1866.30 FMS KHS 209,10 Burnt Hill FC 30.00 DHS 336.48 Football Match 2130.66 Waveney Youth Charity Day 121.60 Staff dress up Day 192,57 Donations Michelle Brown 50.00 Lily Foster 20.00 6th Form Fund raising 500.00 Events Connor Rettie - Cycle Ride 423.44 S Bailey & K Messenger 57.10 Shaves T Artnes, F Eison, J Day, R Newman 513.00 Donation from OFSTED Inspectors 25.00 Ted Oldman Sponsor Run 57.56 Wrist band sales in Memory of Rory Davies
|Lee & April Archer||£20.00||04/07/11|
Hi Vicky, I know this is after the event but well done on your fabulous achievement. I'll by you a drink or two on Weds!! Best Andy
WELL DONE !!
Well done Team P. Fantastic achievement for a great cause.
More cash collections - thanks to Phil Bonner, Kev & Sarah
Well done to everyone who took part in this challenge for such a good cause. I think is is absolutely brilliant.
Good luck with the challenge and the weather!
Good Luck Vicky and the team x
Good Luck Ian
Best wishes and good luck for tomorrow
Good Luck Andy - From Bett & Tom Cartwright (Lynn's Mum & Dad)
Good Luck - worth every penny.
|Burnt Hill 95||£250.00||12/06/11||
Presented on behalf of Burnt Hill 95FC.Good luck to the team.
Money raised from food and drink contributions at the Deans High School concert for Rory
in the memory of one special person :)xx
Good luck team Clays
Good luck everyone. It's for a great cause. Marisol Kane
Good Luck to all of you.
Good Luck !! hope it doesn't rain on you! all best wishes Mandi
Good luck team Clays - hope it does not rain!
|The Deans High School||£1,098.00||04/06/11||
Money raised by the Students in memory of Rory. On Behalf of everyone at The Denes, good luck with your Three Peaks Challenge
|Waveney Youth Football Club||£650.00||04/06/11||
presented by WYFC fun day balloon release & cake sales
Good Luck :) !!
Best of luck - a great cause x
Good luck with the challenge. Rory and all the family (Grandad,Tony, is my neighbour)have set a fantastic and inspiring example of courage and dignity in the face of adversity. We wont forget either. Colin Bannister
I'm your Mum's cousin wishing you Good Luck on your challenge
|Laura Del Vescovo||£10.00||25/05/11||
The best of luck to all of you!
Go team Clays - may the Force be with you.
Good Luck !
Good luck with the challenge
Good luck, what a story to keep you going during your challenge.
Best of luck to you all! A great challenge and a really good cause. Hilary
Rory will be with you all the way and forever more - give him a kiss from us when you say goodbye. with love Phil, Nicky, Jess and Harrison xxxxxxxxxxxx
From all the parents and children at Chancellor Park Primary School.
|Andy, Shelly, Tyler & Hayden Clifford||£300.00||21/04/11|
|W & SG Connolly||£20.00||21/04/11|
|Danielle Doyle & walkers||£1,025.00||21/04/11|
To the Davies Family, money saved for Rorys charity,Rory & your family are a true inspiration to everyone.
Good luck on the challenge Andy. It is a fantastic thing than you are doing. John & Wayne
I never knew Rory, but he sounds like he was an amazing lad. My deepest sympathy for your loss.
|Karen & Daughter||£34.50||13/04/11||
Donated at the Gig at The Denes High School
Good Luck on your 3 peaks challenge
andy,Good luck with your 3 peaks challenge
A great tribute to a brave lad. Good Luck to all taking part.
Wish we could do more.Our thoughts are with you and your family. Good luck with the challenge. Pauline & Mike
our thoughts are with you all at this sad time. I know Rory was an inspiration to all at BBHS. Good luck with the peaks challenge
A very sad story and so unfair, but a brilliant way to make a positive contribution. Go Vik, (and maybe have a few alcohol-free days beforehand so you are in tip-top condition?!). Good luck to all. Bowlesy x
|A & M Clifford||£20.00||31/03/11|
|Christine & Mike||£40.00||31/03/11|
|Leanne, Missy & Steven||£30.00||31/03/11|
|Corey Soanes & friends FOXBOROUGH MIDDLE SCHOOL||£25.05||31/03/11|
Good luck to you all with the challenge.
Best of Luck Andy from Kev,Liz,Amy and Hannah.
Hopefully Rory will give us all the strength to complete this in under 24 hours. Go Team Clays! x
A brave challenge for such a brave young man. Our thoughts are with you all at this terribly sad time. Love Steve and Beth.
Ebony did a collection for Rorys charity today after her dance school (SILHOUETTE STAGE SCHOOL) had finished their talent show today at the seagull theatre
My sincerest condolences. I am sure that with Rory watching over you that you will be victorious in the challenge. So very sorry.
You can do it Andy Love Steve, Lou & Family.
|Hollie Keeler Abbie Wilkinson organised it and Danie Cook, Rebecca Larter, Chloe Rampling, Samantha Foster, Charlotte McGuiness, Tom Higgins, Georgia Wright, Tayla Rutter, Kayleigh Harwood, Megan Long and Kathy Ash||£53.54||18/03/11||
Made cakes and held a cake sale at Benjiman Britten High School for Rory
|The Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes, Lowestoft Provincial Grand Lodge, all Lodges from Lowestoft, Beccles and Lowestoft Ladies Glades||£2,393.00||17/03/11||
All the Buffs thoughts are with Rory and his family and wish Andy every success for this most worthy cause.
Donation with love and sympathy from Bill and Brenda Kyson.
I lost my cousin to a brain tumour at the age of 19. I feel your pain and wish you all the very best with your challenge
All the best for a very worthy cause X RIP young man.
How such a tragedy can bring everyone together is remarkable. Good luck to you all, love and bestwishes at this sad time. The Bullard family. xx
Thoughts are with your family at this time, Chris, Helen, & Kyle Long & family xxxx
So very sorry to hear the devastating news. Our thoughts are with you - take care, Anne
As a teacher at Rory's school, I know how many people's lives he has touched and how many people he has inspired with his brave, brave fight. This is a great way to raise money for a brilliant cause *we will be victorious*
Thinking of you and your family at this time.
Good luck with the challenge. Rory will always have a special place in our hearts. Lots of love from the Whaleys x
Bless you all
Go Go Go Andy! So sorry about what you are all going through. Take care.
As a parent I cannot imagine what you and your family and friends are going through - Good luck and much love to Rory xxx
Good luck Andy, Thinking of you all.
You're doing an amazing thing at such a difficult time, wishing Rory and all your family all the very best x
Good luck Andy x
Good luck to Rory's dad - we hope you raise more than your target, love from Sarah and her family X
|Lin & Geoff Smith||£50.00||01/03/11||
Hope this will help in some small way. Love from Linda & Geoff
With lots of love and good luck on ther challenge Janet (Kemp)
Best wishes Andy, thinking of you all xx
You can do it Vikki!! I'll be rooting you on from paradise..there will be manwich and tequila waiting for you when you come back!
Brillant. Will be thinking of you. xxx
|Waveney Youth Football Club||£250.00||19/02/11||
Donated of behalf of WYFC where Rory worked Saturday mornings setting up pitches and assisting with coaching of other children attending the club.
Go for it left handed single girl - and as we discussed anything could happen.....Steve
Good luck. Thinking of you all. Lots of love Sarah Trevor Daisy and Phoebe xx
Good luck guys. Love you Rory xxxx
Good Luck with the challenges ahead...! Spencer
Good luck to you all on your 3 peaks challenge. x
Your story has touched the hearts of so many people in Lowestoft.
From a member of Northfield St Nicholas staff.My thoughts are with you all
All the best, Andy. Ann and Norman
I'm so very sorry to hear your devastating news, thinking of you and your family at this extremely difficult time. Very best of luck to all involved with the challenge. Lisa x
Good luck Vik. Excellent cause.
Donated with much love and support to you and your family x good luck Andy
Good luck to you all. Liz, Will & family
Good luck on your challenge buddy, are prayers are with you and the family. Greg and Claire
Good luck Andy. Our hearts go out to you all, and constantly in our prayers. The Laws Family x
Amazing work Andy - we're thinking of you all and hoping as hard as we can. Jay & Nicola Espindola
Good luck with the challenge, my thoughts are with you!
Good luck guys. Wave to Simon on the way !!
Good luck Andy.We are all thinking of you.xxx
Smash the three peaks mate, my thoughts are with you and your family. JD
So sorry to hear your devastating news. My daughter Faith goes to BBHS. Our thoughts are with Rory and his family. Good luck with the challenge.
Andy, wish you all the best for the challange and thoughts are with you Lisa and the Boys. We have everything crossed for Rory. He is an inspiration.Love Keri, Joey, Hannah and Ethan xx
I'm devastated to hear about the news.. My thoughts are with Rory and all of his family and friends in these terrible times. I truly wish you the best of luck with this challenge, an excellent cause!
Our son has been going to Kuk Sool Won for several years and our daughter goes to BBHS. We are all thinking about you at this difficult time.
Go for it bruv. It'll be a walk in the park for you.
Good Luck Andy and are thinking of you all jen and phil xxxx
All the best! x
An amazing challenge for the most worthwhile of causes. Good luck to you all.
More than happy to support such a worthy cause. Good luck to Andy and his team and hope you raise more than your target.
What a thoughtful man giving something back. Love to you and all your family. Onwards and upwards.
Sorry to hear your devastating news Andy. My thoughts are with you and your family.
I am so sorry to hear of your devastating news Rory, Andy and the Davis family. My thoughts are with you, always.
Go Andy Go - a very worthy cause and I am sure you will complete the challenge in record time. Thinking of you all xx
|Labyrinth Safety Management||£50.00||02/02/11||
Good luck with the challenge !!
Good luck - I have a son at BBHS and all of my family are thinking of you. x
A fundraiser thats really worth supporting! Thinking of You, Lisa, and the boys. Love all of us
All the best Andy, my thoughts are with you and all the family. SBN Jon x
Go for it Andy! Thinking of you all over there in Lowestoft, Astrid x
A fantastic cause for a very brave and amazing young man. Good luck team Rory!
Very impressive challenge, make sure you boys keep up with Vik!
Viks - if anyone can do this, you can! Fantastic cause. I will be watching the training from the Seychelles and hopefully being inspired. You are all an inspriation x x x
Good luck Vik. My wife has done it so it can't be that hard. Mind you, she made my life hell for a couple of days afterwards and probably will again if she reads this.
Good luck for the challenge, tell Dykey to do some more training!
Vik Im knackered just looking at your training times, keep up the good work; great commitment to a great cause, xx
What a great thing to do Vics for a great cause. We'll be thinking of you and all at Clays doing it with you.
Hope it all works out for you and your family , all the best Budgie and Nina
Good luck, I hope you hit your target for such a worthwhile charity xxx
Good luck Andy we know you can do it xxx
Go Simon and the team. An amazing effort for a great cause. All the best x
Good luck Andy! We're all behind you :)
Good luck Vicky and your band of brothers. Love, Kat, Philip and Benjamin xxx
There's no better cause. Enjoy the challenge.
Good luck to all of you, a great cause.
Good luck guys!
Good luck to you all, a very worthy cause.
Wishing you every success, be thinking of you xx
Good luck - great cause
Lots of luck all of you - and go Twinny! Tx
Good luck Andy!