— The Josh Carrick Foundation

‘It’s just one of the ways we can do good in his name’ – Laura Nyavie to cycle to Brighton to remember university friend

A Finchley woman will cycle 54 miles with ‘surprisingly little preparation’ in the name of her university friend who passed away five years ago.

Laura Nyavie, from Squires Lane, is a trustee at the Josh Carrick Foundation which raises money to fund research into the prevention, treatment and cure of testicular cancer.

Along with 50 volunteers from the charity, Laura is set to take part in the London to Brighton bike ride 2016 on Sunday (September 11) which will see riders from multiple UK charities taking part to raise money and awareness.

View our feature in Hendon & Finchely Times

 

Prime Minister Recognises Parents Fighting Cancer in Honour of their Son

In 2010 Steve and Arlene’s son Josh was diagnosed with testicular cancer. He was just 22 years old and about to attend the induction day for his dream job at IBM. After graduating with a degree in computer science Josh was looking forward to a bright future but unfortunately the cancer took his life just twelve months later. His family and friends were devastated at the loss of such a bright and brilliant man and wanted to do something to honour his memory. In 2012 they applied to become a registered charity and set up the Josh Carrick Foundation.

Steve and Arlene felt there was a lack of research and exposure for the cancer. Along with their son Dominic; Josh’s girlfriend; and nine fellow graduates and friends from the University of Nottingham they set up the charity with the aim of becoming one of the leading contributors to testicular cancer research in the UK. Underpinning this ambition was an extraordinary group of people united in the common purpose of alleviating the suffering which testicular cancer inflicts. In partnership with Cancer Research UK, IBM and the University of Nottingham they have become a significant force in the fight against cancer.

So that Josh’s memory could continue to inspire, IBM provided a £100 prize for the top-performing first year student in the School of Computer Science at the University, plus a visit to its UK innovation labs for the top five students. For Josh’s family and friends, the fact that Josh’s energy continues to live through the work of other students gives them comfort that his memory and legacy will never be forgotten.

The charity has directly supported two projects at the forefront of tackling testicular cancer by providing regular, annual funding. To date they have raised over £300,000 and they are now on the lookout for a third project to support.

www.pointsoflight.gov.uk/funding-cancer-research/ 

 

Do you know the symptoms of testicular cancer? This boy’s family want you to be sure you do after losing him at 23.

This is the message from The Josh Carrick Foundation (JCF), who want to make sure no more men die of testicular cancer.

The survival rate for men with testicular cancer is one of the highest of all types of cancer with most going on to make a full recovery.

However, many men are uncomfortable examining their testicles – something that should be done on a monthly basis – and, if they notice anything wrong, are too embarrassed to go to a doctor.

View our feature in metro.co.uk.

 

London to Brighton 2013

A 53 strong team, including 6 Savills staff, ex staff and family members, four Estates Gazette staff and a further 10 suppliers joined 3,000 riders to take part in this weekend’s 56 mile London to Brighton bike ride. The group raised in excess of £20,000 for charity The Josh Carrick Foundation.

The London to Brighton ‘Do it for Charity’ bike ride takes place annually, starting at Clapham Common and travelling through Mitcham, Carshalton, Chipstead, Banstead and Haywards Heath. The course takes cyclists through some of the most beautiful countryside in the South of England.

Steve Carrick of Savills says: “It is amazing to have such energetic support for the foundation and such a great opportunity to bring together friends and family as well as work and industry colleagues to take part in a great event.”

View our feature in Estates Gazette – London to Brighton Bike Ride