Aldershot News & Mail : 2020-09-02

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14 NEWS & MAIL WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2020 YOUR COMMUNITY NEWS Cycling challenge: duo raises thousands MARTIN AND DAN GOT ON THEIR BIKES IN MEMORY OF FRIEND TWO men from Blackwater have raised over £6,600 for a number of charities after taking part in a 133 mile cycling challenge in memory of a friend who died from a rare form of cancer. Best friends Dan Winterton and Martin Hawley cycled from Lichfield in Staffordsh­ire to Lightwater in Surrey on Sunday August 23 in memory of Jemily Brown, who passed away in February, more than two years after being diagnosed with pseudomyxo­ma peritonei (PMP). The disease affects just two-in-a-million people a year. The duo, who completed the cycle in 11 hours, with 9 hours spent on the saddle, have so far raised over £6,600 towards their £10,000 goal for three charities; Pseudomyxo­ma Survivor, who provide community support for those with PMP and their families, Pelican Cancer Foundation who research rare cancers and also Woking & Sam Beare Hospices, a Hospice in Woking, Surrey, where Jemily was moved to after her condition got worse. Dan said: “Watching our beautiful friend Jemily go through the awful experience­s of cancer was extremely difficult and painful. “I became increasing­ly frustrated with not being able to do anything to help her. That’s when I came up with the idea of doing some- Dan Winterton with his children Martin Hawley (left) and Dan Winterton (right) have raised over £6,600 after taking on a 133 mile cycling challenge thing extreme to raise as much money as possible for the two charities who were supporting her through her journey (PMP and Pelican). “Unfortunte­ly, although we continued to pray for a miracle, Jem’s condition continued to worsen and eventually she was moved to Woking Hospice where she spent her last few weeks. At her request we added the hospice to our fundraisin­g efforts. It’s now too late to make a difference for Jemily but in her honour and in her memory we want to make a difference for anyone else having to face the same battle. “Thank you to everyone who has supported us so far. “All donations really do boost us up and it would be amazing if we could reach our target for these three worthy causes to whom we will all be eternally grateful.” To donate, visit JustGiving and search Lichfield 2 Lightwater Bike Ride. Martin Hawley with his children PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­ +1 604 278 4604 . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW

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