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Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer

Meet the team behind #NWKC2017

by Elise O'Kelly

This team of inspirational people will take on a 187-mile bike ride across Kerala in India in memory of Nicki Waterman to raise funds for Brain Tumour Research. They will be cycling up to 55 miles each day through the sub-tropical beauty of southern India for the five-day challenge

Denise van Outen approved headshot 2016


Denise van Outen – Actress, singer, dancer and presenter.

“Nicki would love this challenge and I am proud we are doing this for her. It will just be strange, and very sad, preparing for this without Nicki by my side.”



Kate Thornton – Journalist and television presenter.

“Nicki was always inspiring us to work harder and be the best version of ourselves that we could physically be.

“I wouldn’t do this for anyone else”

Watch “Why I’m Cycling 187 Miles Across India”

Michelle Heaton hi-res

Michelle Heaton – Pop singer, actress, television personality, personal trainer.


Alex Thrussell – Daughter of Nicki Waterman

“Mummy just wanted to help everyone, but there was very little anyone could do for her when she was diagnosed with a brain tumour. She inspired me to follow in her footsteps and continue campaigning with the charity Brain Tumour Research.”



Chloe Lewis – Cast member in ITV’s ‘The Only Way Is Essex’




Jane Witherspoon – Journalist

“She was the most incredible woman.”





Kye Sones – Singer, Songwriter. Appeared on X Factor 2012.







Simon Tier & Emma Barclay hi-res

Emma Barclay – One of the winners. She lost her fiancé, Adam Barclay, to a brain tumour weeks before their wedding, leaving her with a toddler and a young baby.

Simon Tier – One of the winners. He lost his best friend of 40 years to a brain tumour and has since raised thousands for Brain Tumour Research.

Georgia Bright & Ariana Alexander-Sefre hi-res

Ariana Alexander-Sefre and Georgia Bright hosted a charity ball in memory of Nicki and will be joining the team on their 187-mile bike challenge.

The team will also be joined by other friends and family of Nicki’s.


Text NICKI to 70660 to donate £5* or donate via JustGiving. 

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