About Team Wayne

Wayne Wilson – Our Reason

Wayne with his mum, KayWayne David Wilson was born on 16th November 1984. He has 2 brothers, Shaun and Carl and a sister, Becky. He is pictured (left) with his mum, Kay.

Sadly, at the age of just 26, Wayne lost his battle with Leukaemia on 3rd Jan 2011. Wayne lived in Cricklade and went to Bradon Forest School. Friends and family will remember his cheeky smile and mischievious sense of humour.

On 18th December 2010, after having been diagnosed with the Leukaemia and told it was not treatable, Wayne married his childhood sweetheart – Sammy Cole. It was a fairytale white wedding with a beautiful service attended by several hundred people!

Wayne & Sammy have a gorgeous daughter, Katelyn, who celebrated her 2nd birthday just after Wayne died. Before Wayne passed away, he and Sammy were able to put together a “Memory Box” for when she’s older, including photos and birthday cards up to her 21st birthday as well as a wedding card for her own special day.

Wayne will be dearly missed by his family and friends, but “Team Wayne” has been setup to honour his brave fight against Leukaemia and to raise funds for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, so that his courageous attempt to beat the disease will not have been in vain.

Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research – Our Cause
All money we raised is going to Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. They are the only UK charity solely dedicated to research into blood cancers, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Their life-saving research is focused on finding causes, improving diagnosis and treatments, and running groundbreaking clinical trials for all blood cancer patients.

Find out more – http://www.beatbloodcancers.org/

About Us – Team Wayne

Team Wayne all come from Wayne’s hometown of Cricklade in North Wiltshire. Led by family friend Damien Davis, the rest of our team is made up of Carl Wright (Wayne’s brother), Kevin Giles, Kevin Midgeley, James Bowyer and Mike Murray.

We came together after Wayne’s tragic passing and decided we wanted to raise funds for chairty in his memory. In April 2011 we attempted the Three Peaks Challenge. Things didn’t quite go to plan and our story appeared in the national press!

Meet The Team


Damien Davis

Kev Giles

Kev Giles


Carl Wright


James Bowyer


Mike Murray

Kev Midgeley

Kev Midgeley