Inspirational Andrew gears up for charity ride

Andrew Davies, 19, of Old Brampton, Chesterfield.
Andrew Davies, 19, of Old Brampton, Chesterfield.

An inspirational teenager from Old Brampton is gearing up for his latest charity challenge to raise money for the hospital which saved his life.

Andrew Davies, 19, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) when he was 13 and had to have a bone marrow transplant.

And to repay the staff at Sheffield Children’s Hospital who looked after him, he decided he wanted to raise a huge £150,000 – the cost of a bone marrow transplant to the NHS.

His fundraising total now stands at around £142,500 and he hopes to reach his magical target by completing a charity cycle ride from Liverpool - where he now studies at John Moores University - to Skegness between August 3-6.

Andrew, who attended Lady Manners School in Bakewell, will be calling in at the children’s hospital and Chesterfield during his ride.

To make a donation to Andrew’s fundraising drive, visit www.justgiving.com/drewy-davies.