Image of Andrew Edwards running London Marathon

Andrew Edwards was a family man whose life was tragically cut short by bowel cancer on 31 December 2020.

He left behind his wife Caroline and three teenage sons to follow in his footsteps and carry forward his legacy. He enjoyed a successful City career, and was widely respected as CEO of Saxo Markets UK and ETX Capital.

Andrew was an accomplished sportsman who completed the Marathon de Sables in 2015 and completed the London Marathon twice, the second time post his diagnosis wearing his chemo pump. His oncologist, the eminent Professor Cunningham of the Royal Marsden Hospital, described Andrew as “an extraordinary man, held in the highest esteem by all the team at the Royal Marsden” and “one of the most incredible people I have had the privilege to look after.”

Andrew was not aware that he had bowel cancer until it was too far progressed. If diagnosed earlier, his life could have been saved. 

On Saturday 17th September more than 250 of his friends and family across the globe came together to celebrate Andrew 'with the passion he lived by.' Their aim was to collectively cover the distance from Johannesburg to London, some 5,635 miles.  Between them they smashed this! 

At the same time this was an opportunity to raise awareness of colon (bowel) cancer and to raise funds for 40tude to support vital research.  The funds raised will help train radiographers and increase the accuracy of CTC colonography, improving the detection of colon cancer, which can be treated if it is detected early. 

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Montage of photos of The Andrew Edwards Challenge for 40tude