Women complete 220 mile cycle ride to raise cash for terminally ill children

The Westmorland Gazette: Jacqui Douglas and Sarah Jones Jacqui Douglas and Sarah Jones

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

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