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Two locals cycle 475 miles for charity

 Published on: 20th November 2018   |   By: Noah Abrahams   |   Category: Uncategorized

A local resident and his friend have been raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). 

Larry Simm, from Chorleywood, and Rod Law set out to raise money for GOSH by doing a charity bike ride.

After months of training, they set off from Lands End on June 30 to Wath-upon-Dearne, South Yorkshire, a 475-mile trip. 

Larry and Rod cycled 70 miles a day for seven days to complete the mammoth ride.

To complete this challenge, they had support from local resident Paul Ballard, who gave up time away from work to drive the support van, which was provided for free by Mark Woodward, owner of local business Laser Van Rentals. 

On July 6, they were welcomed back to The White Horse Pub in Chorleywood, where staff arranged a fundraising and celebration night complete with raffle and auction. After this event, the pair had raised a total to £5,300.

Larry Simm said on his JustGiving page: “We are proud to be undertaking another venture in order to raise money for GOSH and aim to raise enough money to try and help contribute towards more overnight accommodation where parents can stay with their little ones. 

“As parents ourselves, we understand the importance of the continued outstanding work GOSH provides and ask for your support as we undertake this challenge.”

To support their just giving page, go to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/larry-simm, which has currently raised £2,635. 

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