50-mile charity ride for Pancreatitis research

In December 2022, Molly Gardner, a former member of the Tranmere Rovers Women’s team, experienced the sudden onset of Acute Severe Pancreatitis. This situation unexpectedly propelled her into a challenging fight for her own survival.

Following a challenging six-month hospitalization, during which she overcame numerous obstacles, Molly demonstrated incredible resilience and triumphed over all adversities. Thankfully, she is currently undergoing a recovery phase.

Molly’s close group of friends and loved ones have openly communicated their profound sense of pride in her, along with their thankful sentiments for her endurance throughout a challenging 18-month period.

Given these circumstances, a group comprising of both close relatives and dear friends of Molly has chosen to undertake a sponsored cycling expedition spanning a distance of 50 miles. Their chosen path will link four football clubs situated in the North West: Wrexham AFC, Chester FC, Tranmere Rovers, and will conclude at Anfield.

The danger presented by Acute Pancreatitis, which has a mortality rate of 25%, has prompted action. All proceeds generated from the cycling event will be donated to the Guts UK charity. This organization is dedicated to altering this statistic, standing as the exclusive UK charity to sponsor a research fellowship dedicated to pancreatitis.

You have the opportunity to contribute to the bike ride’s cause by accessing the associated GoFundMe page

If you wish to provide support to the cyclists as they make a stop at Prenton Park during their 50-mile journey, save the date: Saturday 14 October. Further information about the exact timing will be provided at a later point. Stay tuned to @TRFCwomen on Twitter for real-time updates.

Image: Molly Gardner/TRFC

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