Thousands raised for St Peter’s Hospice
A PORTISHEAD businessman has raised more than �4,000 for St Peter’s Hospice.
James Coller, a director of Park Furnishers who lives in Portishead, raised the money by cycling 300 miles from London to Paris.
He left the capital with friend and riding companion Damien Rylett on April 11 and arrived at the Eiffel Tower on the afternoon of April 14, averaging 75 miles a day.
The father-of-two chose to take part in the challenge as part of Park Furnishers 45th anniversary celebrations. To mark the milestone, the business aims to raise �45,000 for St Peter’s Hospice.
Paul Marshall, who is coordinating the fundraising activities at Park Furnishers, said: “This is a fantastic effort and an amazing amount of money for an individual to raise. Everyone at Park Furnishers is extremely proud of James.”
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To sponsor James visit www.charitygiving.co.uk/jamescoller or follow the links to the 45 Appeal at the Park Furnishers website www.parkfurnishers.co.uk
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