Published: April 15, 2013
MP starts fundraising cycle ride in memory of Burnham-On-Sea author

Burnham-On-Sea's MP started a group of fundraisers on a cycle ride across Somerset on Sunday (April 14th) to raise cash for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) research in memory of a local victim.

The group of over a dozen cyclists were started in Berrow Road by MP Tessa Munt, as pictured here.

The fundraisers say they are determined to help find a cure for MND after the sad death of Burnham author Nigel Boley last November. featured Nigel here last August when he launched his first book, called 'A Bit Off Target', to raise awareness of the disease.

Nigel's sister, Maggie Mutton, and his nephew, Ian Beacham, joined Sunday's cycling challenge, accompanied by family members and friends.

They undertook a 100km challenge across the Somerset Levels, riding the distance in just one day.

A cheque for £2,000 was also presented to the Motor Neurone Disease Association before the event, as pictured below. The money was raised from the sale of Nigel's book and collections locally.

Sarah Hampton, Regional Fundraiser for the Motor Neurone Disease Association, told "On behalf of the South and West Somerset Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association we are delighted and pleased to support Maggie and the cyclists in their fundraising efforts in memory of Nigel Boley. We are very grateful as their support enables us to support people and their families with MND in the local area. We couldn't do it without their support."

Further details how to donate to the group are available online here.


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