Group ready to complete cycle ride for Gosport boy

THOUSANDS of pounds has been raised for a young boy with cancer before a charity event has even started.

Tuesday, 18th October 2016, 6:20 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 4:38 pm
From left, Stuart Moore, Rick Stanley, operations director Gary Strickland Smith, account manager Natasha Parry, David Haste, John Curtis and Darren Farley
From left, Stuart Moore, Rick Stanley, operations director Gary Strickland Smith, account manager Natasha Parry, David Haste, John Curtis and Darren Farley

Dave Haste, from Gosport, is raising cash for Evan Parry who has cancer. Dave is close friends with the nine-year-old’s dad Jon and wanted to do something to help the family.

As previously reported in The News Evan, also from Gosport, was recently put in remission from acute myeloid leukaemia for the second time following intensive chemotherapy.

Dave, 41, said: ‘There are six of us doing the cycle ride which starts on October 28. We are cycling through Plymouth down to Land’s End so it is around 300 miles in three days. I am a little nervous because although I have done the three peaks challenge before, that was one day whereas this is three.’

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Dave set a target of £4,000 and thanks to donation from Gosport firm Aerial Direct and from Dave’s employer Ideal Window Solutions, they have smashed the target.

‘Online we have £3,200 from generous supporters plus the donations from my work and Aerial Direct so it’s fantastic,’ he said. ‘It is really lovely to see so much going on in Gosport for Evan.’