Dad raises hundreds for charity with sponsored spin-athon

PUBLISHED: 10:00 22 December 2018

Tom Sharp is joined by Colin, Chris, Stephen and Teresa and Mick will be taking part in a spinathon to raise money for VICTA. 07769 947342 Vicky (V)
15,12,18

Tom Sharp is joined by Colin, Chris, Stephen and Teresa and Mick will be taking part in a spinathon to raise money for VICTA. 07769 947342 Vicky (V) 15,12,18

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A dad pedalled for nine hours to raise money for a charity which supports his visually impaired son.

Tom Sharp is joined by Colin, Chris, Stephen and Teresa and Mick will be taking part in a spinathon to raise money for VICTA. 07769 947342 Vicky (V)
15,12,18Tom Sharp is joined by Colin, Chris, Stephen and Teresa and Mick will be taking part in a spinathon to raise money for VICTA. 07769 947342 Vicky (V) 15,12,18

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.

More: Dad takes on spinning challenge for visually impaired son.

Tom Sharp is joined by Colin, Chris, Stephen and Teresa and Mick will be taking part in a spinathon to raise money for VICTA. 07769 947342 Vicky (V)
15,12,18Tom Sharp is joined by Colin, Chris, Stephen and Teresa and Mick will be taking part in a spinathon to raise money for VICTA. 07769 947342 Vicky (V) 15,12,18

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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