Three local men completed an impressive 1160-mile cycle ride throughout October, raising more than £120,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT) charity.
Richard Rosenberg, from Pinner, along with friends Laurence Finger and Charles Bradbrook, all over 66 years old, set off on their challenge on October 13 in Glasgow and finished in Cardiff on October 28.
The trio smashed their target and raised an incredible £120,215 for the charity.
Richard, who is a Trustee for TCT, said: “Last year the three of us cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise desperately needed funds and raised over 100k. This year, we came up with the idea of cycling a route of 1,160 miles and visiting all 28 TCT units across the UK.We wanted to show our solidarity with patients, their families, doctors, nurses and the wonderful TCT family. They are not alone!”
Richard became a Trustee for TCT after his wife was diagnosed with cancer 20 years ago and he wanted to give something back and is now the longest serving trustee.
He added: “So many people came out to support us, it feels absolutely great to have raised so much for TCT. It shows that even during the pandemic, people still have good in their hearts.”
Teenage Cancer Trust funds 28 specially designed units within NHS hospitals that bring young people with cancer together, to be treated by experts, in a place designed to feel more like a home than a hospital ward.
Paul McKenzie, Director of Fundraising at TCT added: “We have been so grateful for Richard’s support and guidance throughout this difficult time and are absolutely delighted that he’s decided to take on this huge challenge with Laurence and Charles in support of the charity.”
To donate visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/richardandlaurenceforTCT