A trio from Mablethorpe has cycled 215 miles along the Trans Pennine Trail and have raised £700 for the Down’s Syndrome Association.
Garry Elliott, Grant Motteram and Matty Warner, all from Mablethorpe, cycled from Hornsea to Southport over five days, setting off on March 24 and completing their charity challenge on March 28, with the hope to raise as much money as possible.
The trio have already raised nearly £700 and donations are still coming in.
Garry Elliott, whose daughter Angelinda, 18, has Down’s Syndrome, wanted to be able to give something back to such a worthy charity.
“It was a difficult challenge we had set ourselves, with not a lot of road training undertaken, but we made it to the end in the five days we set ourselves, injury free,” Garry said.
“We had to contend with the mud, the rain and even snow at one point, but the cause we were raising money for made the challenge all the more worth it.
“My daughter is very proud of the challenge we undertook, but I think she missed me more than anything, so to complete the challenge and coming back having already raised nearly £700 is fantastic.”
Carol Boys, chief executive of the DSA added: “Thanks to our enthusiastic fundraisers, we can continue to give advice and support to thousands of people with Down’s Syndrome, their families and their carers.
“We make sure that the sponsorship donations we receive are put to good use.”
Around one in every 1,000 babies are born with Down’s Syndrome and women of any age or race can have a child with this genetic condition. It is caused by the presence of an extra chromosome.
There are around 60,000 people with the syndrome in the UK.
Garry, Grant and Matty are still accepting donations following their charity challenge and you can donate via their JustGiving page at: www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/mgg.