High hopes to beat towering charity goal

NDET 9-7-12 BWJ 3 Sponsored Cycle From Blackpool To Paris Aids Local Children's Charity. Jessica Howarth receives her cheque.

NDET 9-7-12 BWJ 3 Sponsored Cycle From Blackpool To Paris Aids Local Children's Charity. Jessica Howarth receives her cheque.

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BIG-HEARTED cyclists from Chesterfield-based Autoworld have begun a fantastic 640 mile challenge to raise £100,000 for specialised life-saving cancer treatment for youngsters.

The car dealership, on Brimington Road North, Chesterfield, was so moved by the efforts of Chesterfield-based charity Kids N Cancer that nine employees rolled out on Sunday on the start of a sponsored ride from Blackpool Tower to France’s Eiffel Tower.

Autoworld Director Tony Cordin said: “We hope to raise over £100,000 and would love Chesterfield to get behind us and the brave chaps who have been training for the past few months to ensure we complete this challenge.”

The cyclists rode into Chesterfield on Monday where they enjoyed a civic reception and donated cheques to young cancer patients Jessica Howarth, of New Whittington, Chesterfield, and Roman Baker, of Nottinghamshire.

Kids N Cancer explained that it helps poorly children and their families travel to America for specialised treatment. Autoworld has also been helping the charity raise money for cancer patient Sophie Roberts featured on the website www.kidsncancer.org.uk and it has donated a car to be raffled.

Those wishing to sponsor the Autoworld cyclists can visit http://www.justgiving.com/teams/tower and raffle tickets will be available until the end of August from Autoworld, Brampton Manor, The Jungle Play Centre, Mes Amis restaurant, The Star pub, Harley’s Hairdressing, Utopia Hair Salon and Real Time Music. Brampton Manor is hosting a Welcome Home Hog Roast and fundraising day, from 1pm, on July 22.