Cycle pair bring a ray of sunshine

PUBLISHED: 10:30 05 August 2012

Sam Giles and Anthony Newsom

Sam Giles and Anthony Newsom


AS an ambassador for the Rays of Sunshine charity, Sophie Washington has done a lot for the charity which grants seriously ill youngsters a wish.

The WGC teenager herself has benefited from two wishes, the most recent of which was to sing alongside JLS at the Royal Albert Hall in London, but she has also helped with fundraising for many years too.

Last week her cousins also got involved in the act.

Sam Giles and Anthony Newsom cycled 60 miles from London to Cambridge on July 22, to support the charity, which supports children aged from three to 18.

Sam said on his JustGiving website: “We’ve chosen this charity because my inspirational cousin Sophie, who lives with diabetes, is an ambassador and a very good fundraiser for Rays of Sunshine.

“So we thought we’d give a helping hand to her and all those children who are fighting or living with terrible illnesses to have a wish granted so they can smile again.”

Sophie, of Rooks Hill, said: “I can’t thank Sam and Anthony enough.

“It means so much to me that they thought of doing this for Rays of Sunshine.

“They have been brilliant.”

So far the duo have collected £390 for Rays of Sunshine.

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