Restaurant owner gets on his bike to raise money for cancer research

harry marquart cancer researchLIVERPOOL restaurateur Harry Marquart is embarking on a 300-mile cycling challenge to raise money for cancer research in memory of his uncle.

The owner of Japanese restaurant Izakaya will take part in North West Cancer Research’s Cycle of Hope this July, cycling 70 miles a day over four days.

He signed-up after his uncle was diagnosed with throat cancer.

“When a family member is diagnosed with cancer you feel completely helpless and I wanted to do something to show my support,” said Harry (pictured).

“That was when I discovered North West Cancer Research and the work they are funding here in Liverpool.

“We’ve been working with the charity for some time now, encouraging customers to leave a £1 donation on their bill, but when I heard about Cycle of Hope I knew I wanted to take part.”

He hopes to raise £2,000 for North West Cancer Research and plans to use his social media platforms and restaurants to raise as much money as he can for the charity.

Starting on July 11 the Cycle of Hope challenge will finish on July 14 in Dublin.

Alastair Richards, CEO of North West Cancer Research, said: “Harry was one of the very first to sign up to Cycle of Hope and his enthusiasm for the challenge has been wonderful.

“His support for the charity over the last few months has helped raise money which will enable us to continue funding vital research into cancer here in the city.”

To support Harry in his challenge, you can donate via his Just Giving page.

Entries are still open to take part in Cycle of Hope and more information can be found at: https://cycleofhope.nwcr.org/.

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