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.
group of over a dozen cyclists were started in Berrow Road by
MP Tessa Munt, as pictured here.
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.
sister, Maggie Mutton, and his nephew, Ian Beacham, joined Sunday's
cycling challenge, accompanied by family members and friends.
undertook a 100km challenge across the Somerset Levels, riding
the distance in just one day.
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.
Hampton, Regional Fundraiser for the Motor Neurone Disease Association,
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "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."
details how to donate to the group are available online here.