A South Yorkshire man is taking on a 174 mile cycle challenge in memory of his friend’s daughter who died last year.
Colin Day is hoping to raise £9,000 for The Sick Children’s Trust with the three day challenge - which will se him travel from Morecambe to Bridlington later this month.
Colin, aged 49, of Sheffield, is undertaking the fundriaser in memory of 12-year-old Lydia Trinder, whose family received free ‘Home From Home’ accommodation when Lydia was seriously ill in Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Lydia’s was diagnosed with a serious heart defect and Alagille syndrome at birth, and defied doctors’ expectations by making it to her 12 birthday before sadly losing her battle last year. Lydia spent three months in Great Ormond Street, 170 miles away from home, fighting for her life. The Sick Children’s Trust supported her family during this time at Rainbow House, just minutes from Lydia’s hospital bedside.
Novice cyclist Colin, along with three friends, will take on The Way of the Roses cycle challenge on May 26, to raise the funds to help the charity to support more families like Lydia’s.
Colin said: “Without this charity, Lydia’s family wouldn’t have been able to stay at her bedside and give her the love and support she needed. She was the life and soul of any party and had the voice of an angel. She took everything in her stride and is desperately missed.
“Lydia’s family’s goal is to sponsor a room at The Sick Children’s Trust’s Rainbow House in her name to support other families who need help from this amazing charity.”
Visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Colin-Day7 to make a donation to the cause, which is currently just below £1,000.