Dad raises hundreds for charity with sponsored spin-athon
PUBLISHED: 10:00 22 December 2018
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A dad pedalled for nine hours to raise money for a charity which supports his visually impaired son.
Tom Sharp, from Clevedon, held a spin-athon at Tesco in Clevedon in aid of VICTA, which supports children and young people who are blind and partially sighted.
Tom, aged 41, pedalled away on an exercise bike from 9am-6pm, raising £1,610 for the cause.
Everyone Active lent Tom three spinning bikes and he gave 30-minute slots to fellow fundraisers on the other two bikes in return for a £15 donation to the cause.
He said: “It was amazing, but so tiring. The amount raised was incredible.”
Tom’s 10-year-old son attends Mary Elton Primary School which has chosen VICTA as its charity of the year.
Tom has also run the London Marathon for VICTA twice.
He is taking part in the event again this year as a guide for Chris Blackabee who is blind.
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