March 12th would have been local plumber Ray’s 71st Birthday and his son Steve will be embarking on his second challenge of the year in an attempt to raise money for the Cawthorne Palliative Care Ward at Danetre Hospital
The care Ray had at Danetre during the last two months of his life was outstanding and as a thank you Steve is undertaking a challenge a month from February through to November.
February’s challenge was to complete the 80km Wildwood Cyclo-Cross Sportive centred around the village of Woodcote in the Chilterns on February 7th. Muddy tracks, hub-deep puddles and high winds were the order of the day, but luckily there was a break in the rain and it was completed in 5 hours.
March 12th is The Spring Shakespeare 10km Run at Stratford-upon-Avon.
April 30th will be 6 months to the day that Ray passed away and will be the start of a 2-day ride from The Wash, up the Nene Valley to Badby before crossing the watershed into the Avon Valley and continuing to Severn Beach the following day. 2 coasts, 2 days, 200 miles.
May will be a return to running with a Half- Marathon through the forests of Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire.
Then the first half of the year will be completed in June with ‘Race to the King’, a 52 mile Ultra-Marathon from Arundel to Winchester Cathedral.
If anyone would like to support Steve and in turn the Friends of Danetre Hospital then please use the link below to reach Steve’s Just Giving Page;
or alternatively you can pledge using your phone by texting;
BRXY97 followed by an amount (£1,£2,£3,£4,£5 or £10) to 70070.
Thank you so much.