Wimbledon fire fighters raise £6,000 after cross country charity cycle
A group of fire fighters have returned from a gruelling 240 mile charity cycle to raise more than £6,000.
Neave Evans was born with four limb cerebral palsy, or quadriplegia, paralysing her limbs and torso requiring round the clock specialist care.
Firefighter Adam Clarke, a family friend of Neave’s, organised the charity bike ride from Wimbledon Station to the Legacy Rainbow House in Lancashire to raise money for her continuing care.
Andy McKay, watch manager at Wimbledon fire station, said: "Apart from the odd detour from flawed map reading our first real stop was over 50 miles into the journey between Bletchley and Leighton Buzzard.
"Enthusiasm and morale was still high at this point although hunger pangs were definitely causing more than stomach rumblings as we struggled to locate the vans.
"Luckily we located a couple of dumped sofas to wait for them on.
"The rest of the day to Lutterworth was definitely hillier, windier and harder than anyone expected but after 97 miles we reached the hotel."
He added: "The incredible effort from all nine riders and the amazing support of the two van drivers saw us cycle over 240 miles and raise nearly £6500 pounds for this amazing cause.
"We are still raising money and any more donations will be gratefully received."
Money raised will go toward Neave’s fund at the Legacy Rainbow House which provides care and support for children with brain damage and physical disabilities.
The fire fighters had set a fundraising target of £5,000 which they have already surpassed.
You can donate by texting REDL75 followed by the amount of your donation to 70070, or by visiting their Just Giving page.
Comments are closed on this article.