We’ve recently learnt that one of our most passionate and daring fundraisers, Laurence Brophy, has had to pull out of his latest planned challenge due to being diagnosed with terminal cancer. Laurence had planned on taking on another challenge in aid of Llamau, walking the Grand Union Canal from London to Birmingham but sadly due to ill health he’ll no longer be able to take on challenges for Llamau.

Since 2017, Laurence raised more than £14,000 to support young people and women experiencing homelessness in Wales.

In 2020, Laurence became the oldest man to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats, taking the record at the age of 88 (as far as we know) and raising more than £7,500 for Llamau. An incredible feat for any person but Laurence completed his challenge whilst also sleeping rough most nights.

Yes, after cycling many miles every day, Laurence would then lay his head to rest each night under bridges and at road sides, challenging himself even further to raise awareness of the harsh realities of homelessness.

Laurence wants to thank all of his supporters for their donations, support and well wishes over the years and although he’s unable to take on another challenge this year any donations to his 2021 challenge would be very much appreciated. He’d like to know that he’s still helping the people Llamau support even though he’s unable to take on another challenge himself.