BIG-HEARTED fellas are taking on a UK trek in three-wheeled motor cars to raise £30,000 for Sheffield Children’s Hospital’s PACT charity.
Andrew Sharpe, sons Robert and Richard, of Fine Oak Furniture, Matlock, and craftsman Martyn Rhodes, of Clay Cross, are supporting PACT which helps youngsters with tumours and leukaemia and supports their families.
The Round Robin Challenge from Land’s End to John O’Groats is very poignant for the fab-four because Martyn’s 17 year-old son Jonathan passed away with Hodgkins Lymphoma and Richard’s two-year-old son Archie is being treated for leukaemia.
Andrew said: “The treatment and service from PACT is outstanding so we thought we wanted to put something back into the system for all their help and support.”
The fundraisers have already been boosted with support and sponsorship from Grafika Ltd, of Bakewell, Gulliver’s Theme Parks, Twigg, Lakeland Land Rover and Groupauto.
Andrew added: “Our goal is to raise £30,000 to provide a new caravan by the seaside at Filey for use by PACT families whose children are under treatment for tumours and leukaemia at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.”
The Parents’ Association of Children with Tumours and Leukaemia was founded in 1977 and provides a range of support services for families whose children have been diagnosed with cancer.
Those interested in sponsoring the Land’s End to John O’Groats trip, which takes place from April 15, can visit www.justgiving.com/PACTroundrobin, email firstname.lastname@example.org or can call (01629) 55560.