Charity cycle raises cash for cancer

PUBLISHED: 15:00 02 June 2014

Will Harris and Paul Stimpson, who have raised £2,300 for Macmillan Cancer Support through a 350-mile sponsored bike ride.

Will Harris and Paul Stimpson, who have raised £2,300 for Macmillan Cancer Support through a 350-mile sponsored bike ride.

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A 350-MILE cycle across the South West has raised more than £2,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Leisure centre worker Will Harris, aged 22, cycled between 19 of his company 1610’s sites in Somerset, Dorset and Devon, including a stop at the King Alfred Sports Centre in Highbridge, making £2,300 for the charity in the process.

The firm chose Macmillan as its annual charity in 2013 and staff spent the year raising funds for the cause, with the bike ride set to tip the balance over the £14,000 mark.

Mr Harris was accompanied by marketing and events co-ordinator Paul Stimpson on his hike, while members of staff across the region organised coffee mornings, spinathons and sponsored leg waxes to help.

He said: “No matter how tough it got cycling up steep hills, it is nothing compared to the challenge facing those who have cancer. That was an inspiration in itself, and we will continue to work hard for the charity this year. A huge thanks must go to the members of the public who supported us.”

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