'Charlie loved the Grand Prix': From Belgium to Silverstone in aid of cancer victim (From This Is Local London)
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Epsom and Cheam men to cycle in memory of cancer victim Charlie Dodson from Belgium to British Grand Prix
Four friends will cycle from Belgium to the British Grand Prix in memory of their friend who lost his battle with cancer in January.
Darrell Hughes, 30, his brother Kieron Hughes, 34, Paul Taylor, 31, and Jon Wilkins, 36, were with Charlie Dodson, 36, when he died on January 3 after battling a brain tumour for two years.
The four men, who are calling their team Four Charlie, are taking on the challenge of cycling from the Grand Prix in Belgium to Silverstone in time for the Bristish Grand Prix starting on June 28.
Mr Wilkins said: "Charlie loved the Grand Prix and went to the Belgium and British GP's last year, he was also really into his cycling so we feel this is a suitable tribute for him."
The men will cycle over 500 miles in six days to raise money and awareness for St Raphael's Hospice, in Cheam, where Mr Dodson spent his last two months.
The friends, who met each other through work about a decade ago, have already raised more than £400 towards their £10,000 target.
Mr Dodson had been manager in the Ewell office of property agent Eastons and worked with rentals manager Mr Taylor there.
Mr Wilkins, from Merland Rise, in Epsom Downs, is a manager in Eastons office in Tattenham Corner while Darrell Hughes used to work for Eastons but has since moved on.
Mr Dodson, from Cheam, left behind a wife and young daughter. To donate visit justgiving.com/fourcharlie or via text by sending "chas76" to 70070.