By Sebastian O’Kelly
Please could I ask all those who have been helped by Carlex to sponsor me in a two-day cycle ride across the Pennines to celebrate the life of medical student Neil Dalton, 22.
Neil was murdered last summer in Sarawak, Borneo, with his friend Aidan Brunger.
My daughter Emily and two other girls, who are all medical students at Newcastle, had travelled around south-east Asia with Neil before continuing their work placement. They were attached to the local hospital in Kuching, capital of Sarawak, on Borneo, Malaysia.
In the early hours of August 6 2014, Neil and Aidan were killed in a knife attack outside a restaurant. My daughter and the other girls had left the boys an hour before.
The cycle ride will raise money for the Anthony Nolan Trust, which saves the lives of people with blood cancer. Often children.
The ride will take two days on March 14-15 across the north Pennines from Whitehaven to Tynemouth.
I will be riding with Neil’s dad, Phil, and medical students from Newcastle University. Neil’s mum Jan will provide back-up for the “oldies”.
Neil had intended to ride this Coast to Coast route this year, as he strongly supported the work of the Anthony Nolan Trust.
You can donate by clicking on the image above, which links to www.justgiving.com, a large and secure charity fund raising site.
Many thanks for your donations to this important cause.