Women complete 220 mile cycle ride to raise cash for terminally ill children (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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Women complete 220 mile cycle ride to raise cash for terminally ill children
A CYCLING duo completed a gruelling 220 mile route through the Scottish Islands in just three days for a children’s charity.
Jacqui Douglas, from Windermere, and Sarah Jones, of Kendal, pictured, raised £1,180 for the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
Jacqui said: “We are delighted that we have been able to help – and even had fun doing it!"
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“Starlight work tirelessly to grant wishes to seriously and terminally ill children and we are thrilled to have been able to support it.”
The 42-year-old director at McKenzie Douglas Legal Recruitment in Bowness and 43-year-old Sarah - an educational consultant - took on the challenge after a close friend’s daughter was offered a Starlight holiday.
They cycled a 65-mile route around Mull on day one, travelled through the Ardnamurchan Peninsula and Arisaig before catching a ferry to Skye to completing the last 80-mile leg to Portree.
For more information about the charity, see www.starlight.org.uk