Cyclists complete a marathon challenge for Glasgow's hospice
Published by Anne Marie Hughes on Sat 09 Jun 12 @ 22:16
Cy-Run team sets off from Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice.
An ambitious group of fundraisers called the Cy-Run team cycled
from Glasgow to London to raise funds for The Prince & Princess
of Wales Hospice. Not stopping there, three of the team then took
part in the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday 22 April.
The three runners were Frank Gilroy, 46, from Giffnock, Christopher Hanlon, 47, from Thortonhall and Kenny Neison, 42, from Kings Park.
After completing their epic six-day challenge, the team even found time to organise a charity night, which took place on Friday 27 April at the Redhurst Hotel and raised over £8,000 for the Hospice. This brings their grand total to just under £40,000.
Frank Gilroy explains: "All the patients and families that the Hospice care for face their own very difficult challenges. Our fundraising efforts are going to help create a brand new hospice and we had that in the back of our minds during the toughest parts of our journey."
The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice organises a variety of different challenges and events. For more information, visit www.ppwh.org.uk/events, call the Hospice on 0141 429 5599 or email firstname.lastname@example.org