A COLLEGE employee swapped his minibus for a motorbike to raise thousands of pounds for a children’s cancer charity.
Tony Harri, who works as a minibus driver for Fareham College, has just been on a marathon bike ride which took him from the UK to the Netherlands and Belgium and raised more than £2,000 for CLIC Sargent.
The 64-year-old undertook the challenge in memory of this country’s best-loved bikers, Barry Sheene who died in 2003 at the age of 52 from cancer of the oesophagus and stomach.
Tony, who joined the college six months ago and took part in the Barry Sheene Memorial Challenge last month, said: ‘This challenge has been a great opportunity to celebrate the life of one of our greatest motorcycle legends.’ whilst being in a position to raise money for a charity for children with cancer.’
Tony is being sponsored by his colleagues at the college as well as at his other place of employment, Hampshire Trust, a private bank in Fareham.