Caerphilly cyclists raise money for Cardiac Risk to the Young charity
2:17pm Tuesday 18th September 2012 in News
As Caerphilly prepared to welcome top cyclists on the Tour of Britain into the town centre two cyclists from the borough, undertook their own gruelling tour to raise money.
Donna and Allan Elliot cycled 85 miles from Pontllanfraith over the Severn Bridge to Weston Super Mare.
Donna a novice cyclist managed to achieve the feat in six and a half hours, spurring her on was the knowledge her and Allan had managed to raise over £2000 for CRY – Cardiac Risk in the Young.
The couple were spurred into action after their colleague June Thomas tragically lost her 15-year-old son Jack earlier this year.
The couple and Caerphilly County Borough Council Chief Executive Anthony O’ Sullivan presented June with a cheque for £2085.
Mr O’Sullivan said: “This is a fantastic achievement that shows the true heart that lies within our organisation.”
Since Jack’s death in February June Thomas has fund raised tirelessly, already raising around £7000.
She thanked the couple when presented with the cheque and said: “The money raised by Donna and Allan means that I now have the funds to begin organising a cardiac screening for 200 young residents.
"If we can stop even one family going through what we are then Jack’s death will not be in vain. I am so grateful to everyone who has supported me so far.”
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