Nick Glossop and two of his friends, Johnny and Keith, cycled from Plymouth to Birmingham Children’s Hospital in aid of CLIC Sargent, calling in at 12 Boston Tea Party cafés along the way – calling it ‘Tour de Boston’!
The cycle ride worked out at 250 miles from start to finish - the reason they cycled this distance is because 250 young people die of cancer each year.
Nick’s family was supported by CLIC Sargent when his son, Sam, was diagnosed with and eventually died from a Wilms’ Tumour. Since Sam’s diagnosis in 2008 and death in 2010, Nick and his family and friends have raised over £50,000 for CLIC Sargent.
CLIC Sargent was there
Nick said: “CLIC Sargent was there for us throughout Sam’s illness; we need to make sure that other families get the essential support that we received from CLIC Sargent.”
Last year, Nick and two friends cycled 170 miles in a weekend - £170 is the amount CLIC Sargent gives as a grant for families of newly diagnosed cancer patients to help them cope with the costs of cancer and the disruption a diagnosis creates.
So far, an incredible £5,240 has been raised from this cycle challenge.
CLIC Sargent Challenge Events Fundraising Manager Sue McDonagh said: "We are so grateful to Nick, his family and friends for their continued support.
"We would also like to thank Boston Tea Party who gave Nick and his team so much help, including joining them on the ride to the next café, cycling 250 miles on an exercise bike in the café and of course, fuelling the riders with those essential cycling ingredients of coffee, cake and bacon sandwiches!"