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Triumphant return for Hummersknott Cycle Club

A team of intrepid young cyclists have accomplished something amazing in aid of our Hospice this year. Hummersknott Cycle Club, a team of students from Hummersknott Academy in Darlington and adult volunteers, cycled the entire length of Britain, from Land’s End in Cornwall to John O’Groats on the tip of Scotland, in aid of St Teresa’s Hospice and ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.

The Hummersknott Cycle Club present cheques to Jane Bradshaw of St Teresa’s Hospice and Major Barney Barnbrook of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

The team left Land’s End on 20th July, and despite some truly terrible weather, they triumphantly arrived at John O’Groats two weeks later.

As part of the challenge, the Club have been fundraising furiously in aid of their chosen charities, ultimately raising £6,532 for St Teresa’s Hospice and £3,500 for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity – a combined total of over £10,000!

Organised by volunteer Gary Morley, this is the third time Hummersknott Cycle Club has completed this incredibly difficult challenge in aid of St Teresa’s Hospice, and we’re very grateful to them for their hard work and dedication.

A special celebration of the Club’s effort was held at Hummersknott Academy on 28th August, with the whole school turning out to cheer the cyclists as they rode a victory lap of the playground, and presented the money they’d raised to the two charities.