A gruelling nine days for charity

A CLEVEDON man will take on nine days of gruelling cycling to raise money in memory of a family friend.

Nigel Turner will attempt to complete the 1,000-mile route from Lands End to John O’Groats while collecting as much sponsorship for the meningitis fund, A Life for a Cure.

The 51-year-old will take on the challenge, which includes 70,000ft of climbing, alongside his brothers Mike and Jon and his best friend, Peter Scaise.

A Life for a Cure was set up following the death of 16-year-old Ryan Bresnahan, who grew up with Nigel’s eldest daughter, Sophie, but died from meningitis last year.

Nigel said: “Ryan was born three days after my eldest daughter and over his 16 years packed just about as much into life as he could have done.


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“We saw him develop from being a cheeky chap to an intelligent, sporty and generous young man that relished everything life had to offer.”

A message from Ryan’s family, who have already raised �112,000 in less than a year, said: “Our commitment to raising funds in memory of Ryan is without doubt long term, with a personal fund-raising target of �1million, toward an overal UK-wide �7million target within Meningitis UK.”

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Nigel, Mike, Jon and Peter will set off on their challenge on June 24.

To support them with a donation visit the website www.ryanbresnahan.org and locate LEJOG under fund-raising events or contact Nigel directly by calling 01275 870739 or emailing nandnturner@virgin.net

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