Whilst some people view a bank holiday as a chance to recharge the batteries, an intrepid Jessie’s Fund cycle team spent four days piling on the miles cycling through Normandy to raise sponsorship – this year to fund our work with children in hospitals. Lesley and Alan, Jessie’s parents, were in the 22 strong team, which included two of our trustees, a couple of ride guides and the support car driver, who just happens to be one of our brilliant musicians! The final day of the ride was an emotional one, as we rode to several of the beaches where troops landed on 6 June 1944, so many young men losing their lives.
The ride was tough and hilly – about 240 miles and 9000 feet of climbing – and just happened to take place during a heat wave. But it wasn’t as tough as the lives of the children we work with, so we’re asking you to make it all worthwhile by sponsoring us here. It’s definitely not too late!
Thanks to Morrisons’ Community Champion, James Gunston, and the local store manager, for allowing the cycle team to park cars in their car park for the duration of the ride. James said ‘Morrisons Victory Park store in Portsmouth is pleased to be able to assist this charity fundraising adventure.’