A CYCLIST and a team of walkers have raised thousands of pounds for a cancer charity.
Mark Blythman, head of communications at Greene King, returned last week from a four-day cycle challenge which saw him pedal from London to Paris.
The 45-year-old, from Bury St Edmunds, completed the 480km ride with five friends who collectively raised £30,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Mark, who raised £3,000 of it himself, set the wheels in motion for Greene King’s new UK-wide partnership with the charity, its staff having committed to fund-raising £200,000 for Macmillan in a 12 month period.
Nine members of staff from Abbey Dental Practice, in Bury, have also been busy fund-raising, having taken part in London’s Jubilee Charity Walk.
The group raised around £2,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support and is grateful to all of its patients, family and friends who donated so generously.
“It was brilliant, such a good day,” said Abbie Delaney, a dental nurse.
Macmillan’s Rachel Gascoigne said “These challenges were no mean feat, but each and every penny raised will make a real difference.”
To sponsor Mark, go to: www.justgiving.com/mark-blythman