Team programmer to unicycle for Cancer Research
Rob Northcott, head programmer at Team Systems, will be competing in the Dartmoor Cycle 2011 event on 22 May in support of Cancer Research UK. The event is organised by the Firefighters Fighting Cancer campaign and Northcott will be taking part in support of his colleague Matt Bateman, customer support manager at Team who is seriously ill with Hodgkins Lymphona in Derriford Hospital, Plymouth and is currently receiving chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant.
Hodgkin’s lymphoma is one of the rarer types of lymphoma but it is also one of the most common cancers among younger people. A massive 10,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with a form of the disease each year and Cancer Research UK is one of the leading charities involved in the search to find a cure.
Rob Northcott intends to complete the 50 mile, on and off road, course – ‘the hard way’ on a Unicycle and is currently in training for the event. Team Systems managing director and owner, Steve Greatrex said: “Matt’s illness has had a deep impact on everyone at the company and all our staff fully supports Rob in the Dartmoor Cycle event to help Matt through this very difficult and challenging period in his life and also to raise much needed funds for Cancer Research UK.”