Scunthorpe man marches 48hours for Brain Tumour Research

David Nogueira Cadeireiro recently took part in a fundraiser raising money for Brain Tumour Research by hiking between Scunthorpe and Lincoln for the duration of 48 hours straight!

David started at North Lindsey College in Scunthorpe and marched close to 30 miles until he reached the doors of Lincoln Cathedral. Once there he turned around and walked back to North Lindsey College and then straight back to the Cathedral again!

Speaking to Scunthorpe Journal, David said “part of this challenge is inspired by the 30 miles the Royal Marines recruits have to do at the end of their recruitment in order to earn their green beret.

“The most challenging part of the event is to get it out there during the pandemic, to tell people and let them know what I’m doing”

David continued “In the pas four years I have lost two people to cancer. This had a massive impact on me. The first was Steve Jackson which was my tutor at North Lindsey for uniformed services.

“Then last year I lost my cousin to brain cancer. He lived in Portugal and since it happened in the pandemic I hadn’t seen him in over a year. He was an amazing person, full of life and happiness.”

David has taken part in multiple charity events, including attempting the Vikings Way and a head shave for testicular cancer and children with cancer on two separate occasions.

David added “when I heard that just 1% of government funding goes towards brain cancer research I decided to give them a helping hand and put myself on an extreme challenge”.

David has raised £358 so far of his £500 target. You can sponsor him on the link below and find out more about this amazing cause on the link below:

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