In the saddle for hospice
PUBLISHED: 17:11 07 January 2013
A FORMER breast cancer sufferer spent 12 hours in the saddle to help raise money for charity.
Nikki Linfield, of Banwell, cycled more than 180 miles during her cyclathon at Hutton Moor Leisure Centre in Weston.
She will run the London Marathon this year because she wants to give something back to the system that supported her through her illness.
Although 43-year-old Nikki did not need to use Weston Hospicecare when she was ill, she wants to raise money for the charity so that those who do need it know where to turn.
During the cyclathon she asked people to guess where she will be at 8pm if she had left Hutton Moor at 8am. Several people guessed a close mileage, but Ella Zaire from Uphill, with the help of a map and her nan, guessed the closest destination of Leeds.
Close runners-up as the crow flies were St Helier in Jersey and Dublin.
Ella won herself a family swim ticket donated by Hutton Moor and other prize winners were drawn from a hat.
With the cyclathon, cake stall raffle and give a heart for Christmas hand crafted hearts on sale, £525 was made.
If anyone wishes to contribute to Nikki’s Weston Hospicecare marathon appeal log on to www.justgiving.com/Nikki-Linfield1
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