cyclists cheered into Burnham on fundraising ride to Land's End
local cyclists who are peddling their way across the UK in memory
of a 7-day-old boy who died last year were met by a crowd of friends
and supporters as they rode into Burnham-On-Sea on Thursday (July
Lambert from Berrow and Craig Tuck from East Huntspill were met
by loud cheers at the end of the fifth day of their 874 mile bike
ride from John O'Groats to Land's End.
duo have already raised £3,500 for the Bristol based charity
Cots For Tots from the ride and hope to collect more before the
end of their feat in Cornwall this Saturday.
charity has a special meaning for us as my nephew, Charlie, died
on July 16th last year aged just seven days old," explained
Richard. "Charlie was born at 35 weeks weighing 6lb 4oz.
From the moment he was born it was apparent that he was really
unwell and he was transferred from Musgrove to the Neonatal Intensive
Care Unit at St Michaels Hospital in Bristol."
12 hours of Charlie's life he had major stomach surgery which
he came through fighting. The cause of his illness was unknown
and following a long hard week of tests and blood transfusions
he was showing signs of progress. Tragically, he had a global
cerebral hemorrhage and following an MRI scan it showed extensive
brain damage, and that there was no longer anything more that
could be done to sustain his life. We
really want to raise a good sum for Cots For Tots in his memory."
pair, who have cycled through high winds and heavy rain, were
met outside The Rosewood Inn on Thursday evening by Emma Wescott,
mother of Charlie, who said: "I am really amazed at what
they are doing and incredibly grateful for their support. It means
support the duo, readers can visit their fundraising page here.
The duo being met by family and supporters on Thursday evening
Richard and Craig with their support team Emma Wescott and Emma