Paris cycle challenge success in leukaemia fundraiser
PUBLISHED: 12:00 13 October 2013
A Welwyn Garden City woman cycled 300 miles to raise money for a cancer charity after her grandmother was diagnosed with the illness.
Rachel Ellis, of Hocklands, peddled to Paris to raise money and awareness of leukaemia and has so far secured £1,500.
Over a four-day stint, starting on September 18, she cycled from Crystal Palace in London to the French capital.
And a week before her mammoth cycle, she biked to Brighton from London on September 10 to fundraise for Dementia UK.
“My aunt suffers from dementia and I went to see her, she lives in a care home, and it was just such a massive change from when I last saw her,” said Rachel.
“I just wanted to do something to help.”
The 20-year-old is now planning to enter next year’s Three Cities Challenge, where she will travel from London to Amsterdam and then onto Brussels.
“It is hard work but I can change a lot of people’s lives with the money I raise,” she said.
Rachel would also like to thank her friends, family and everyone who has sponsored her.
To make a donation visit www.doitforcharity.com/Rellis or www.doitforcharity.com/RachelE
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