PhD student from Finsbury Park turns event planner ahead of Core charity cycle

James with his wife and daughter

James with his wife and daughter - Credit: Archant

A PhD student has turned event planner as he raises money for a 300-mile charity bike ride.

James Maurice will ditch the books and take a break from his doctorate in liver disease on Thursday next week to cycle from Newcastle to Liverpool in aid of Core – which tackles diseases of the digestive system.

The Finsbury Park dad witnesses the impact of such illnesses every day in his work as a gastroenterology registrar and needs to raise £1,500 for his sponsored ride.

Having already received £1,300, he’s organised two events to get him over the line – a roof-top screening on the balcony of the hospital he works at and a car park party with barbeceue and live music outside his flat.

“I see the impact of digestive diseases every day and I don’t think liver disease has the funding or publicity it deserves, particularly when compared to other health issues. That’s why CORE and GastroCycle are so important,” explained James.


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Core CEO Julie Harrington praised James for his support. She said: “The funds will be used to deliver more research so that we can pioneer new treatment and better understand the causes. It’s a case of pedal power in action!”

To donate to James, visit: doitforcharity.com/JamesMaurice.

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