Brave Ryan’s bid to raise cash for tumour charity

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Kind-hearted footballers from Codnor got on their bikes for a charity ride in honour of brave teamate Ryan Coutts.

Youngsters from Codnor Boys Football Club organised the 92-mile ride to raise money for the Brain Tumour 
Reserarch charity, after hearing of Ryan’s battle with an aggressive brain tumour.

The big cycle saw Ryan’s teamates and friends take part in the gruelling ride from Marehay to seaside town Skegness, Lincolnshire.

The dedicated team managed to raise £500 which was matched by Hanson Building Products of Somercotes, bringing the total to £1,000.

Codnor Boys FC coach Glyn Hubbard said he was proud of the teams efforts.

He said: “The group did so well and they all pulled together, despite a minor accident along the way.

“We are all very proud of the team and what they have achieved both for Ryan and for the charity.”

Ryan, from Ripley, was diagnosed with a tumour and 
hydrocephalus, which causes fluid on the brain, in 
November. Since then he has had three operations, chemotherapy and is currently undergoing radiotherapy.

A pupil at Mill Hill School, Ryan, 14, was admitted to the brain tumour ward at 
Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre and the same night he was told he had the tumour.

After his first operation, plucky Ryan vowed that he wanted to do as much as possible to raise money to help other child victims. His current total stands at a whopping £16,000.

To make a donation visit www.justgiving.com/Ryan-Coutts1.