Riding to Skegness for Myeloma
On Saturday 28th April 2018 ‘The Wild Hogs’ are setting off on a Charity Bike Ride to Skegness to raise money and awareness of ‘Making Myeloma History’ on Myeloma UK’s 21st Anniversary.
They are hoping to raise £5,000 for the charity.
Ten local people, with ages ranging from 35 to 70, on cycles and a tandem will leave Ilkeston and travel through East Bridgford, Coddington, Boothby Graffoe, Woodhall Spa, Old Bolingbroke, Burgh Le Marsh, before their triumphant entry into Skegness, some 90+ miles later.
Myeloma is an incurable bone marrow cancer that is very difficult to diagnose.
The team are hoping some of your donations can go forward to their target of ‘Making Myeloma History’
To pledge your support, sponsorship forms can be found at any of the following supporting Ilkeston Real Ale Houses: The Dew Drop Inn, The Burnt Pig or Ilson Tap. Or you can give ‘online’ via a dedicated secure Just Giving web page – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/julian-skelton1
One of the riders, David White, told us: “ Some 5,500 people in the UK alone are diagnosed with Myeloma each year and as is often the case we are oblivious about it until someone we know or are close to becomes diagnosed or affected. Sadly, this is the case for Sheila Skelton the wife of organiser Julian Skelton, who has Myeloma and was, at the time a writing, due to undergo a stem cell replacement at the Nottingham City Hospital.”
‘The Wild Hogs’ are Julian Skelton (event organiser), Gav Shaw, Paul Dean, Dave White, Bill Dunbar, Godfrey Ohanlon, Andy Mee, Christine Simpson, Adam Hull and Mark Leary. Support team; Andy Inwood and Toni Wrench.
Sheila is raising money to help Myeloma UK