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Friends raise £5,000 with cycle challenge

FRIENDS Will Gaunt and Peter Linley have raised more than £5,000 for our patient care after completing an epic bike ride to the seaside.

Will and Peter took five days to cycle to the Cornish surfing resort of Newquay, raising money for St Luke’s, which supported both Will’s grandfather Ken Gaunt and Jack’s aunt, Susan Birds.

The friends completed the first 96 miles of the challenge from Sheffield to Sutton Coldfield on day one of their adventure.

They then went another 73 miles to Frampton on Severn, a further 71 miles to Bridgewater, an extra 72 miles to Okehampton in Devon and then a final 63 miles to reach the finish at Newquay - all in some of the year’s hottest summer weather!

“This is a fantastic achievement and we are so pleased that Will and Peter decided to support us in this way,” said our Senior Fundraising Manager Clare Collingworth.

“They both know from personal experience how much support St Luke’s gives to both patients and families and this fantastic sum will ensure we can continue to provide that outstanding level of care.”

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