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Sister act insist cycling challenge will be tougher than sky dive

Sian and Jess DaviesTwo sisters who took to the skies in support of West Suffolk Hospital are now preparing for a two-wheel challenge to continue their fundraising efforts 

Jess and Sian Davies, who both work at the hospital, are preparing to tackle a 23-mile charity cycle ride in memory of their grandma, Elizabeth Davies, who died earlier this year.

The pair have both taken part in the annual sky dive, organised by the My WiSH Charity in support of various departments at the hospital.

But they both insist their next fundraiser in October will be a tougher challenge than jumping out of a plane.

Jess, 24, from Stowmarket, explained: “We are both cycling novices. I have had to buy a bike and Sian is using her old one for the first time in eight years.

“With the sky dive, you don’t have a lot of time to think. But the thought of cycling almost the distance of a marathon is more of a challenge.

“But we both have a very special connection with West Suffolk Hospital and we wanted to give something back.”

After more than £600 was donated in memory of Elizabeth Davies, the sisters revealed the amount of money inspired them to continue their own fundraising.

The pair have decided to extend their cycle route, by taking the back roads between Rickinghall, where their grandmother lived, and the hospital where they will finish.

Sian, 27, from Honington, said: “We wanted to raise awareness of palliative care and we both decided we didn’t want to jump out of a plane again.”

Sian works as a sister in the Hospital’s Rainbow Ward while Jess is a senior occupational therapist.

You can sponsor the duo via their Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sisterscyclingchallenge.

 

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