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Earlier this month the McMullen family set themselves a HUGE challenge. Spending 48 hours in the saddle to help raise as much money as they could for St Cuthbert’s.

Kev and Carla led the challenge which saw them cycling nonstop on a pair of spinning cycles in Tesco Extra, Dragonville. They were joined by family members who took turns to jump in the saddle allowing them to take comfort breaks. 

Carla said: “The support was amazing. We raised around £1,000 before we even started and people were so generous. The hardest bit was probably staying awake and we had to buy pillows and cushions for the seats because sitting was so uncomfortable.”

“St Cuthbert’s Hospice holds a special place in our families’ hearts after the wonderful care they provided to both our Nanny Mary and my Step Mum’s Mum Linda. We would like to give back as much as possible to the hospice so they can continue to provide care and help to families like they have ours over the years. The skill, passion and professionalism shown by the nurses and all other staff in the hospice is second to none.”

The challenge has raised an incredible £4,000. Helen Smurthwaite, Community and Events Fundraiser said: “We’ve been completely overwhelmed by the support that Kev and Carla have received from friends, family and passers-by. It was a huge challenge and we know that it was particularly hard in the early hours of the morning. They’ve raised such a huge amount that will make a huge difference to the people that receive care and support at St Cuthbert’s. We’d also like to thank Tesco for their support with this event.”

If this has inspired you to take on your own fundraising challenge then take a look at our fundraising pages for hints and tips. 


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