Today was the day that the family has been working towards for some time now. The Great Weston Ride is from Bristol to Weston Super Mare, 57 miles, raising funds for Prostate Cancer UK. Our daughter and family between them have raised over £890 in sponsorship and when tax from Gift Aid is added, it will be well over £1,000, well done guys, fantastic effort!
Unknown to them, the undergardener and I decided to travel to Weston Super Mare and wait for them on the finishing line. While waiting for them we cheered and clapped everyone who finished, there were some who were quite old and some who were very young.
As I said, we hadn’t told anyone that we would be in Weston. As they all crossed the finishing line we were cheering like mad, they turned round and it dawned on them who was making all the noise….and our daughter burst into tears on seeing us! I felt the least we could do was to be there to thank them for cycling all that way to raise so much money for Prostate Cancer UK.
It wasn’t just the undergardener that has been going through treatment for Prostate Cancer, our sil’s father is also undergoing treatment, so they had 2 grandpas to cycle for.
Grandson no 1 is 14 yrs old, would you believe he has sports day at school tomorrow!
Grandson no 2, who is 12, was the one who sorted out the families training schedule, it worked N. you did a really good job getting everyone fit!
The forecast was for rain, cloudy, windy so we took waterproofs, umbrellas, jackets etc. and just look at the weather, what a wonderful blue sky. Did I have any suncream…..no, I think we might be a bit burnt tomorrow! We are so proud of our family, training so hard so that they would be able to take part in the Great Weston Ride and raise much needed funds for Prostate Cancer UK. Well done guys, you are all fantastic !!!