SUE Ryder Care and Thornton’s Cycle Centre are teaming up to raise money for Sue Ryder care homes.
Dave Hensey, manager of Sue Ryder Care in Clifton Road, will be cycling 100 miles in a day to Horncastle to raise funds for the charity’s care homes and hospices. He’ll be undertaking the challenge on August 15.
Thornton’s is also helping Dave by keeping his bike in tip-top order throughout his training regime and during his build-up to the big day.
Dave said he had had a great response so far from Sue Ryder’s customers.
“This is the furthest I’ve ever cycled in one before but I’m determined to do it – even if it kills me,” he said.
“I’m trying to cycle 20 miles in a day to help prepare for the challenge and so far have received a lot of support off friends and customers at the shop.
“People can go to Thornton’s or Sue Ryder to make a donation - all of the money will help go towards caring for vulnerable people at Sue Ryder Care’s homes.”
Dave has raised several hundred pounds so far, thanks to the generosity of the shop’s customers, but wants to get to £1,000.
He said: “That amount could make a huge difference to those being cared for. Plus if it’s a big success this year and we manage to raise lots of money we can hopefully turn it into an annual event.”
To sponsor Dave, drop by Sue Ryder Care on Clifton Road or Thornton’s Cycle Centre on Cambridge Street.