Thrill-seeking teen raises charity cash for cancer

Kieran Weeks tackling the 100ft abseil
Kieran Weeks tackling the 100ft abseil

A 17-YEAR-OLD thrill-seeker took part in a 100ft abseil to race money for a cancer charity close to his heart.

Eastbourne fundraiser Kieran Weeks joined 24 fearless people and took part in the Plum Pudding Plunge abseil at Epsom Downs Racecourse recently to help raise a total of £8,500 for CLIC Sargent.

In February this year Kieran was diagnosed with a rare brain tumour.

Treated at the Royal Marsden in Surrey, Kieran underwent chemotherapy, surgery and radiotherapy.

The teenager, who dreams of becoming a professional golfer, finished treatment six weeks ago and is back at Sussex Downs College enjoying his golf apprenticeship.

Mum Eileen and dad Mark said, “We’re so proud of Kieran for taking on this challenge of abseiling and fundraising for CLIC Sargent.

“Thanks to all who supported him, he raised a phenomenal £885 – contributing to the overall total of £8,500.”

Kieran added, “It was great fun taking part in the abseil and something I would definitely do again.

“I am so pleased to be able to have the opportunity to give something back to CLIC Sargent after they gave me and my family such great support throughout my cancer journey.”