A CYCLING team has raised more than £3,750 for charity following a gruelling coast-to-coast trek.
The Chester & District Housing Trust (CDHT) team, which was made up of 11 cyclists and two support colleagues, travelled 147 miles over three days in aid of Claire House Children’s Hospice.
Their journey started at the trust’s Octavian Centre in Chester before heading to the national Coast to Coast route from Workington on the West to Tynemouth on the East.
The challenge was broken down into three legs of 47 miles on day one, 56 miles on day two and 44 miles on the final day.
The team attended Claire House to present the cheque for £3,797 and were given a guided tour of the hospice and shown how and where the money will be used.
Andre Kujawinski, CDHT maintenance officer, said: “This was a tough challenge – we are really pleased with the total raised for Claire House.
“We all trained hard for this. The team worked well together really pushing each other on. We are discussing next year’s challenge.”
Laura Irving, senior area fundraiser for Claire House, added: “This was a great team effort, raising a significant amount of money for Claire House. The money will be used to go towards our nursing costs, which are our biggest cost, so thanks very much to Chester & District Housing Trust for all of their hard work and to all of the people who have donated.”
The cyclists were Morgan Bailey, Kev Bean, Charlie Boden, Paul Finch, Dion Jones, Andre Kujawinski, Darren Lavender, Dan Lloyd, Sarah Perry, Jay Shepherd and Phil Whitlow, with Ian Arnott and Ray Hunt as the support team.