March cyclist raises £4,000 for cancer
PUBLISHED: 17:22 15 June 2010 | UPDATED: 17:23 15 June 2010
A CYCLIST went the extra mile to raise £4,000 for cancer sufferers.
March-born Simon Bevis embarked on an epic 900 mile journey between John O’Groats and Lands End after a much-loved colleague died at a hospice last year.
Determined to pay back the carers who looked after his friend, Mr Bevis pumped up a group of loyal supporters to sponsor him for the trek.
The former Burrowmoor, Hereward and Neale-Wade pupil doubled his fundraising target, which will help to pay for more respite care in the future.
Mr Bevis, who racked up the miles over seven-and-a-half days of furious pedalling, said: “It was a fantastic experience.
“We received several generous donations from Cambs Times readers for which we and the hospice are very grateful.”
He said the ride in memory of ex-colleague Helen Setchell was a “great cause” and said: “A lot of money goes towards palliative care but the sad truth is there is not always enough funding.
“This is a really good charity which helps to keep families happy and motivated during a difficult time.”
The managing director of a biotech company completed the ride between May 29 and June 5 with his friend Stuart Gough. Their wives Sarah and Maria acted as a support team.
To make a last minute donation, visit the website www.justgiving.com/jogle895.