Bike ride boosting bowel cancer provision 

16/09/2014 00:00 
Cyclists have set off from University College Hospital to Snowdonia to raise money for the colorectal unit in memory of their popular friend Dominic Sutton who died of bowel cancer.
Snowdon charity bike group at UCLH 

SnowDOM is the latest in a series of events organised by his widow Nilly Sutton which have raised nearly £50,000 for research, training and innovation in all aspects of colorectal disease.

Nilly, who was there to wave them off as they headed off to Wales, said: “My husband Dom was very sporty and very active. A year before he died he and his friend cycled to Paris. He talked of cycling to Snowdon, sadly he couldn't fulfil his ambition so his friends and colleagues decided to make the trip in his memory.”

Dominic, who worked for Pearson, an examination board in High Holborn, died last year aged 36. After the cyclists arrive in Snowdon, there are 50 people walking up Snowdon and scattering the remainder of his ashes at the top.

The Colorectal Research Fund was established by University College Hospital consultant surgeon Richard Cohen. UCLH Charity which administers the Fund has already received £37,000 in memory of Dominic. The sponsored bike ride is expected to push that amount to £50,000.

Nilly described her late husband as ‘wonderful and full of life and laughter’. “He never felt sorry for himself, he never complained … he made it so easy for us all to be around him and for me to look after him.

"The void he has left will never be filled but all these events make me feel like his spirit and lust for life is within us all."

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