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'Numbums' but worth the effort as more than £1,200 raised for Hospital

Team Numbum - Ian Williamson, Aaron Davis, Paul Bestwick, and William DuncanA group of servicemen from RAF Honington have completed a gruelling 880-mile cycle ride to raise money to support newborn babies at West Suffolk Hospital.

The intrepid foursome that made up ‘Team Numbum’ took on the challenge of cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats and raised more than £1,200 towards refurbishing the labour suites at the hospital.

Ian Williamson, Aaron Davies, Paul Bestwick and William Duncan completed the epic task in just one week, braving the elements and pushing through the pain barrier.

Aaron said: “We all wanted to do a big challenge and we wanted to support a local charity at the same time.

“We may not be local to the area, but the hospital is going to be used by pretty much everyone in West Suffolk at some stage or another.

“It was a great experience, though we all had our moments. We have vowed never to do it again – though we are very proud of what we have achieved.

“We couldn’t have done it without the help of our support drivers and everyone who supported and sponsored us – so thank you all.”

All novice cyclists, the foursome trained for LEJOG by taking part in May’s West Suffolk Spin – joking that they thought this county was “hilly” until they encountered other parts of the country.

Sue Smith, fundraising manager for My WiSH Charity, said: “This fantastic foursome cycled an incredible distance to raise money for women and children’s services at West Suffolk Hospital. Refurbishing the labour suites is one of our big fundraising priorities and every penny raised by these amazing fundraisers will go towards that work.”

For more information on how you can support plans to refurbish the labour suites, please contact the fundraising team at My WiSH Charity on 01284 712952.


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