Bike ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats
Students Matthew Neal, Matthew Gelsthorpe and James Webb will be undertaking a mammoth Land’s End to John O’Groats bike ride from June 24 to July 5 in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Matthew Neal said: “We are all students completing Bsc (Hons) Sports Coaching, Development and Fitness degrees at Bishop Burton College in Beverley - all participants within the last year of the degree.”
Matthew Neal’s grandfather was diagnosed with stomach cancer in July.
He said: “It took a while for us to get a confirmation from doctors about what he was suffering from.”
After being passed onto Macmillan Caner Support, his grandfather and Nan had many questions as they were unhappy with a perceived lack of feedback from doctors and with cancelled medical appointments.
The Macmillan nurses who took care of him intervened immediately and made sure Matthew’s grandfather’s voice was heard.
Matthew said: “Sadly, he passed away a few weeks after been diagnosed which hit the family hard, including close friends.
“Macmillan nurses did not stop there. Immediately after he passed away, they were comforting and listened to any questions the family had, answering to the best of their ability.
“The boys would like to thank the nurses and make it their chosen charity to raise money for”
The charity bike ride will take place on the June 24 and hopefully finishing on the of July 5.
“We will be using fundraisers to raise money for these incredible people, however due to costs of equipment, bikes, travel etc we need to raise money through companies interested in sponsoring us to complete this charity bike ride.
“We of course will thank companies in return by having their company logo on our team Macmillan cycle wear and we would be happy to listen to other requests.”
Matthew can be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by Calling Bishop Burton College on Tel: 01522 895490
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