Cyclists raise £100k for hospice in Ride for Precious Lives

PUBLISHED: 11:00 27 July 2015

Cyclists celebrating at Charlton Farm in Wraxall after completing the Ride for Precious Lives.

Cyclists celebrating at Charlton Farm in Wraxall after completing the Ride for Precious Lives.

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An exhausted but delighted team of cyclists rode into Children's Hospice South West following a 205-mile bike ride to raise money for the charity.

The team of 95 fundraisers took part in the Ride for Precious Lives challenge, which takes cyclists on a ride between the charity’s three hospices over three days.

The team started at Little Harbour in St Austell before heading to Little Bridge House, near Barnstaple, and finishing at Charlton Farm, in Wraxall.

This year the event has raised £100,000 for the charity, which supports children suffering from life-limiting illnesses and their families.

Jim Davis, a bereaved dad is supported by the charity, said: “Without Children’s Hospice South West I don’t know what my family and I would have done.

“Since the death of my beautiful boy Jack, we still get support from the hospice.

“Even though we are a bereaved family we still get visits and they are still on the end of the phone.

“I’d like to say thank you very much to every single one of the riders for the money they’ve raised for CHSW.”

Registration for next year’s event is now open with early bird rates available until the end of August.

To register or find out more click here

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