Warriors and walks in Nathan’s memory

For Nathan - Tom Blythe, Gay Fawcus, Harry Roberts, George Puddephatt and Kieran Foy prepare for their challenge.
For Nathan - Tom Blythe, Gay Fawcus, Harry Roberts, George Puddephatt and Kieran Foy prepare for their challenge.

A series of fund-raising events are to take place in memory of a teenager who lost his fight with cancer last month.

Nathan Moore, 18, battled Ewing’s Sarcoma, a form of bone cancer, for eight months before he died on Monday, May 26.

The Alnwick lad loved sports and was a pupil at the Duchess’s Community High School.

Now a group of his friends are to take part in Total Warrior 2013 in the Lake District in his memory. The event is a 10-mile run, but competitors have to tackle 25 obstacles along the route.

They include four-foot flames, called the Human Barbecue, and the Shocker, where runners have to go through a series of electrical wires.

Harry Roberts, Thomas Blythe, Guy Fawcus, Kieran Foy, all 18, and George Puddephatt, 17, will take part in the event as a team on Sunday, August 4.

They are raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust and have requested that funds go to Newcastle RVI where Nathan was treated.

And a new event is being held as part of Alnwick Food Festival, also in Nathan’s memory.

Organised by festival director Karen Larkin and Claire Hanson, the Alnwick Family Challenge will see a party in Alnwick Market Place on Saturday, September 21, followed by the challenge day itself on Sunday, September 22.

It is a two-mile walk around Alnwick with challenges along the way with differences for younger and older children, starting and finishing at the Duchess’s Community High School.

On Saturday night, street food will be available in the Market Place until at least 10pm with music.

Karen Larkin said: “It is absolutely great that we are able to incorporate this extra fun event within this year’s Alnwick Food Festival.

“Claire came to me with an idea and within twenty minutes we adapted it and came up with this idea to raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Unit.

“I think that whether people knew Nathan personally or not, they have been genuinely touched by the story and I am confident that support will be tremendous. I would like to thank the businesses in the town who have already agreed to support the event by donating a prize.”

All profits raised will be donated to the Teenage Cancer Unit at Newcastle RVI where Nathan was treated.