Team of cyclists plan a ride from Durham to Poole to raise funds for JDRF
Posted on 12 August 2014
Ian Thompson and Ben Aymes have organised the ride to raise money for type 1 research and awareness of the condition after Ben’s daughter, Grace, aged nine, was diagnosed with type 1 in 2012.
The team of 21 riders will cycle 550 miles in six days from Durham to Poole, visiting Siemens sites on each day. The challenging ride will start on Sunday 7 September and they will be met by friends, family and JDRF staff when they reach Siemens in Poole on the following Friday.
The team are aiming to raise at least £5,000 for JDRF, having already received £1,455 in sponsorship so far.
Ian said: ‘When Ben’s daughter Grace was diagnosed with type 1 just after her 7th birthday, the impact was difficult to watch. The way they have handled it as a family has been amazing and I know that JDRF have been a real help by providing information and hope that the cure for type 1 will be found.’
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