200 Mile Success Story

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Community Fundraiser, Paul Brannon and friends fought off the wind and rain to successfully cycle 200 miles in a day in memory of his mum, Joan Valerie Brannon who spent time in the hospice.

The ride was organised solely by Paul, who sorted the route, riders and feed stations to keep their spirits up through the numerous bike punctures and tough hills.

Talking about the ride, Paul said “It was quite emotional at times especially at the Hospice as it was the first time some of us had been back there since my Mum died, but we all worked as a team and supported each other, and kept our focus on why we were taking on this challenge. It was a challenge to be proud of and a good way to remember someone who was very special to a lot of people and we raised some much needed funds for the Hospice – I almost want to do it again now!”

Paul would like to thank: Tony and Nina Brannon, Lynn Jones, Sarah Harvey, Jo and Neil Kerry for their support on the day. He would also like to thank companies: Howgate & Farrer Butchers of Woodlesford – who provided food to keep them going, Dan Haigh at Cycle Technology, Wakefield – who set up his bike for the ride and gave help and advice, and Halfords, Wakefield, who supplied him with energy products and clothing for the ride. A final big thank you goes to all the riders who turned up and gave 100%.

Events and Community Fundraising Assistant, Alice Coggan said “Paul has done such an amazing job! He’s pulled together a great fundraiser here to be proud of and we really appreciate his efforts.”

 To read more about Paul’s story and help him reach his £4000 target, visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Pauls-pals200


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