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More than £1000 raised by charity bike ride to Skegness

Monday, June 5 2017

Over £1000 has been raised for a Leicester-based hospice by a CT Skills assessor after completing a charity bike ride to Skegness.

Karl (left) arrived in Skegness just in time for lunch! (Photo: Karl Davey/Jonathan Cook)

Karl Davey (30) set off from Leicester at 5.30am on Saturday June 3 and arrived in ‘Skeggy’ six and a half hours later – 30 minutes quicker than his target.

In fact, Karl and his friends completed the 84 mile-long route in five hours and 45 minutes cycle time with 45 minutes included for food and drink breaks. 

The total amount raised so far is more than double their original target of £500 and funds will be donated to LOROS.

They provide free palliative care for over 2,500 terminally ill people and their families each year across Leicestershire and Rutland.

With 91p out of every £1 donated to LOROS going towards patient care, Karl’s fundraising will make a huge difference to ill patients and their families.

Karl said: “I really enjoyed the ride, although the last 10 miles were tough because of the road conditions.

“But with both eyes on the prize we pushed on through and I want to thank everyone for their support.”

Everyone at CT Skills sends huge congratulations to Karl for his efforts on Saturday. We’re all very proud of him!

You can still donate via JustGiving by clicking here

 

By Jarrad Johnson, PR & Communications Executive