Show of support for Neil Vines Trust cycle ride

CHARITY SUPPORT From left: Organiser Sarah Vine, Carl Perry, Dan Bleasdale, Rachel Mifsud, Debbie Rand and Charlotte Warren raising money for the Neil Vines Trust'       '              Pictures: LA(PHOT) Keith Morgan
CHARITY SUPPORT From left: Organiser Sarah Vine, Carl Perry, Dan Bleasdale, Rachel Mifsud, Debbie Rand and Charlotte Warren raising money for the Neil Vines Trust' ' Pictures: LA(PHOT) Keith Morgan
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A 24-hour charity cycle ride in front of the iconic HMS Victory raised more than a £1,000 in memory of 22-year-old cancer sufferer Neil Vines, who died in April this year.

The Neil Vines Trust was set up by his family to give young people living with cancer the opportunity to spend a weekend away with their families.

Forty-one cyclists rode 1,077 miles on three static bikes and helped raise a total of £1,148.42.

Neil’s sister Sarah Vines said: ‘Had Neil been here, he would have been amazed at the amount of willing people who turned out to cycle for his cause.

‘Neil was the motivation behind the event, having raised nearly £6,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust by cycling 600 miles on a static bike while he was undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

‘I am so impressed by the amount of support received; my family are so grateful to all those kind people who donated and cycled.’

The raffle prizes were donated by various local businesses.

The top prizes were a £200 Brittany Ferries voucher, restaurant vouchers from Loch Fyne, All Bar One and several others, plus a £110 Radley handbag.

‘A big thank-you to all those companies that donated such wonderful prizes that helped to make the event such a success,’ added Sarah.

For more about Neil’s inspirational story and to donate go to 
neilvines.com