Cycling challenge for young people supports local charity

Perdy Haynes, from Belle Vue, took part in a bike ride organised by the team at The Haughmond in Upton Magna.

Participating was an impulsive decision while looking for something to do on Father’s Day,

But Perdy is pleased that she was able to raise money for the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund.

She said: “My dad was looking at things to do on Father’s Day and saw this cycling event. He asked if I wanted to do it with him and I did. It was a bit tricky because I haven’t done many long rides.

“I wanted to raise money for Lingen Davies because I know people who have had cancer,” she said.

Perdy and Karen.

Tom Larkham, headteacher of Coleham Primary School, where Perdy is in Year 6, said: “We are all very proud of Perdy and it is great to see her challenging herself to do something different.”

Community and Volunteer Fundraiser Karen Roberts thanked Perdy for her efforts and presented her with a certificate for her achievement.

She said: “We are so grateful to Perdy and her friends and family for this support. She has really done her best for the charity. It is wonderful to see young people raising money for those less fortunate than themselves.”

Perdy’s donation of £345.45 will go towards helping people in the local community affected by cancer.

For more information about the charity, please visit the website www.lingendavies.co.uk