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Stories from RideLondon: Ethan

27th June 2018

After running two marathons Ethan Wynn wanted to set himself a new challenge this year so he signed up for the Prudential RideLondon 100 mile cycling event which takes place on 29 July.

Ethan and his brother both live with Alport Syndrome, a genetic condition that causes sight and hearing problems in addition to progressive kidney damage. So it was a natural choice for him to put his fundraising towards the Renal Appeal at St George’s Hospital Charity.

St George’s Hospital provides a wide range of treatment for thousands of people living with kidney problems, a figure which includes haemodialysis three times a week for over 300 patients. It is also the kidney transplant centre for patients in south west London, Surrey, and Sussex. The money Ethan raises will make a huge difference, helping to fund items for the Renal Unit that are above and beyond what is usually provided such as new medical equipment, facilities, and ward improvements.

The epic bike ride starts from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London and takes cyclists out of city and through the stunning Surrey countryside before leading them back to the finish line at The Mall.

Ethan said: “My older brother has already had a kidney transplant at St George’s Hospital and everything was very successful. The staff were brilliant and the support was great.”

“I’m also a patient here and will have to undergo a kidney transplant myself one day. Please help me raise money so that staff can continue doing a great job helping people like me and my brother.”

Lizzie Wilson, Community and Events Fundraiser, said: “Ethan is doing a wonderful thing for an excellent cause. We are all so grateful for his support. It will make a vital difference to the lives of thousands of renal patients treated at St George’s Hospital every year. We wish him good luck for peddling up those steep Surrey hills!”

You can sponsor Ethan today by visiting his fundraising page over on JustGiving.

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