Bike ride raises £15k for ba­bies

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A KIND-HEARTED busi­ness­woman from Deganwy has raised £15,000 for a hospice for ba­bies with a gru­elling char­ity bike ride in Asia.

Ruth Macbryde, a di­rec­tor of Macbryde Homes, cy­cled the 272 miles from Ho Chi Minh City in Viet­nam to Angkor Wat in Cam­bo­dia, of­ten in steer­ing heat and along deeply rut­ted roads.

Ruth was chal­lenged to do the cy­cle marathon in aid of the Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice in Liver­pool by her good friend, the TV co­me­dian and ra­dio pre­sen­ter Wil­lie Miller who cham­pi­ons Zoe’s Place.

The spe­cial­ist hospice pro­vides pal­lia­tive, respite and end of life care to ba­bies and in­fants aged from birth to five years suf­fer­ing from life-lim­it­ing or lifethreat­en­ing con­di­tions.

Ruth was joined on the ride by her friend Chris­tine Howat­son from Ruthin, and her daugh­ter, Ffion.

They were ac­com­pa­nied by 38 other Zoe’s Place sup­port­ers and it’s ex­pected the fi­nal to­tal raised by all the rid­ers will ex­ceed £180,000.

Ruth MacBryde char­ity bike ride

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