Challenge complete in memory of Nathan

Thomas Blythe, Guy Fawcus, Harry Roberts, George Puddephatt and Kieran Foy.
Thomas Blythe, Guy Fawcus, Harry Roberts, George Puddephatt and Kieran Foy.

A team of five friends took part in a gruelling endurance challenge to raise money in memory of their friend who died earlier this year.

Nathan Moore passed away on Bank Holiday Monday, May 27, after losing his fight with cancer.

Nathan Moore

Nathan Moore

Aged just 18, he was a fun-loving lad and his death rocked the community.

Now a group of his friends have completed a challenge in his memory, raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust, which funds the Teenage Cancer Unit at Newcastle’s RVI where Nathan was treated for Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of the disease.

The boys – Harry Roberts, Thomas Blythe, Guy Fawcus, Kieran Foy, all 18, and George Puddephatt, 17 – took part in the Total Warrior 2013 event in the Lake District, on Sunday August 4.

And Nathan was their inspiration to take part.

A statement on their Just Giving website says: “Nathan always kept a positive attitude and never gave in to his illness, inspiring so many around him in the process.”

And out of 94 teams competing they finished a respectable 24th.

The event is a 10k run with challenges along the way including contending with four-foot flames, running through electrified wires, trudging through a swamp and crawling under barbed wire.

But they managed to complete it in two hours and 15 minutes.

Harry said: “The event was extremely tough and we were pushed to our physical and mental limits.

“We are honoured to have completed it in memory of such an inspirational person and he certainly kept us going through each obstacle. Thanks to everyone for their sponsorship and amazing support.”

Guy added: “We gave it our all for such a meaningful and deserved cause. Nathan never gave in to his illness and we made sure to carry his attitude into the run. We all knew it would be tough but we made sure to stay positive and keep each other motivated and to push on to completing the run.

“It was worth the pain and exhaustion to raise such a large amount of money in memory of Nathan. He was such an inspirational, charming, kind and caring young man and most of all, a friend.”

So far they have raised just over £950 and are aiming to make the £1,000 target.

You can still sponsor the team at www.justgiving.com/Total-Warriors13