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Alfie’s Army completes Ultra Challenge to raise money for Young Lives vs Cancer

An intrepid team of 13, including National Ventilation’s sales manager, Andy Bills, has successfully completed a half-ultra challenge, hiking 53km through the Peak District on 3 July 2021 to raise money for the Young Lives vs Cancer charity. Regional specification manager Steve Bulley and sales director Steve Trafford with Plymouth Community Homes Alfie’s Army completes Ultra Challenge to raise money for Young Lives vs Cancer The team, named Alfie’s Army, took on the challenge to give something back to the charity that has been supporting Andy’s son, Alfie, who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia at just 3 years of age. Andy Bills and a team of family members and lifelong friends all successfully crossed the line and so far has raised an impressive £11,123. With charities hard hit during COVID and Young Lives vs Cancer offering families such vital support, the team would warmly welcome any further donations. They are fundraising via Young Lives vs Cancer helps families find the strength to face whatever cancer throws at them. Every day, 12 more children and young people hear the devastating news that they have cancer. “Alfie has spent the last 27 months under a very intense, relentless regime of Chemotherapy but he is doing very well, tolerating the treatment brilliantly, and is keeping up great attendance at school. Treatment is a roller coaster though and when he has lumbar punctures and intense treatments, he is not at school the following week,” explains Andy. “During these last 27 months we have been on a journey which can only be described as horrendous. It is a situation I wouldn’t wish on anyone. Fortunately, we have had the support from Young Lives vs Cancer both emotionally and financially. If anyone can lend their support to this wonderful charity, I’d be very grateful,” said Andy. “We are very proud to support Andy and Alfie’s Army in fundraising for Young Lives vs Cancer,” said Robin Francis, managing director at National Ventilation. “Andy and his team have done an amazing job raising so much money for the charity, but with charities finding the current conditions tough it would be great if we could raise some more valuable funds to support children and young people and their families in their fight against cancer.” Becky Clements, fundraising engagement manager at Young Lives vs Cancer, said: “Alfie’s Army are an incredible bunch that I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside over the last 6 months. Thanks to Alfie’s Army, we will be able to help even more young people and their families to face the emotional, practical and financial impact that cancer has on people’s lives.”

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