Birth­day bike ride raises char­ity cash

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - FRONT PAGE -

MORE than 60 fam­ily and friends joined nurse Heather Wyn­ter on her 50th birth­day on Sun­day, but it wasn’t just to cel­e­brate. The mother of five led the team from her home in Ar­con Close, South Ash­ford, on a 16-mile spon­sored cy­cle to raise money for can­cer char­i­ties, and de­spite the driz­zle, they all de­clared it worth­while. The cy­cle ride fol­lowed a birth­day party for 300 guests at Ash­ford In­ter­na­tional ho­tel on Fri­day. Heather hopes the two events raised £5,000, with more spon­sor­ship cash to be col­lected. The fi­nal fig­ure will be split be­tween two char­i­ties close to her heart. Two years ago widow Heather was di­ag­nosed with bowel can­cer and al­though the William Har­vey staff nurse is now in re­mis­sion and back on the wards she wanted to mark her birth­day by help­ing other suf­fer­ers. All the pro­ceeds will be go­ing to Beat­ing Bowel Can­cer and Odyssey for young peo­ple suf­fer­ing with the dis­ease.

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Heather Wyn­ter with fam­ily mem­bers Gemma, Claire, Mark and Charl­ton Wyn­ter be­fore their char­ity ride

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