Why I’m BANANAS about fundraising for World Cancer Research Fund

09 October 2017 | Supporter stories

Since 2002, former primary school teacher Will has raised thousands of pounds for World Cancer Research Fund. He is currently cycling around the world in a superhero costume, raising money for some fantastic charities.

I’ve really enjoyed fundraising for World Cancer Research Fund over the past 15 years.

I’ve run several half marathons, just about finished the London Marathon, and cycled from London to the south of France. Most recently, I’ve been fundraising for the charity on my biggest challenge yet – cycling around the world!

Incredible support

The various ridiculous costumes that I’ve worn for these challenges may have changed (ranging from a banana and a Roman gladiator to my current outfit of a superhero) but the incredible support from the charity’s fundraising team has remained the same throughout. I’ve never just felt like a number in the system with them and that is something pretty special.

Will as gladiatorial fundraiser Tootus Maximus

Some of the fundraising team that I have been in contact with over the years have even become good friends. That’s the kind of personal level of support you get when you fundraise for World Cancer Research Fund. It’s pretty incredible.

Fabulously friendly

I love the work that the charity does. I used to be a primary school teacher and am a huge fan of what it does in promoting healthy eating and physical activity to children via the Great Grub Club.

Will took part in our Beat the Banana challenge

So, whatever challenge you’re thinking of taking on – whether it’s cycling, walking or running in a Santa costume – there’s plenty of events to choose from and you can count on some amazing support from the fabulously friendly World Cancer Research Fund fundraising team. 

Thanks for all that you do World Cancer Research Fund – over the last 15 years, you’ve given me some of the best memories of my life!


If you’re interested in following Will's round-the-world bike ride over the next few years, visit the SuperCyclingMan Facebook page or the SuperCyclingMan YouTube channel. Follow him on Twitter @SuperCyclingMan.

Will Hodson | 09 October 2017

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