Pedal power helps raise pounds
A member of the team from Specsavers Cirencester has cycled more than 800 miles in a week on a static bike to help raise money for Cancer Research UK.
Kelly-Anne Nelson, store director at Specsavers Cirencester, started her challenge on Saturday 16 July and completed the 874 miles from John O’Groats to Lands End on Saturday 22 July. Over the course of the week, customers donated £500 to the cause.
The hard work does not stop there though for Kelly-Anne as she is part of a team taking part in the Relay for Life at South Cerney Airfield this Saturday (29 July). During 24 hours, members of the team will take it in turn to walk laps of the track.
‘It was tough going, so for our customers to have donated so much money, really helped to spur me on,’ said Kelly-Anne. ‘It was great to also have the whole team behind me as well, they were a great support when I was struggling.
'This weekend is going to be a challenge as well but we’ll all be thinking about the amount of money we’re raising which I’m sure will get us through it. I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone that has supported me so far.’
Relay For Life brings people and their towns together to help beat cancer sooner. Throughout the year, teams of 8 to 15 people get together and fundraise in their local communities to support the work of Cancer Research UK. Everyone then comes together in an inspiring overnight celebration and commemoration that the whole community can be part of.