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Cycle ride in memory of beloved grandmother

Jack Wright and his grandmaA cycle ride that meant more to fundraising than to fitness.

That was how Jack Wright described his participation in the West Suffolk Spin.

And now he has handed over the funds from the event, a total of £439.36, to the My WiSH charity, which supports the West Suffolk Hospital, in Bury St Edmunds.

He carried out the 25-mile ride back in May in memory of his beloved grandmother Jean Dear, who lived in Glemsford and who died in the Macmillan Unit at the hospital, in February.

That is in addition to extra money that was collected at Jean’s funeral which has resulted in over £700 being raised for the charity and which is targeted at the unit.

Jack, who lives in Angel Lane, Glemsford, and who travels to Mildenhall to work, used to regularly visit his 72-year-old grandmother at the hospital on his way back from work.

“It meant a lot to me taking part in the ride and raising the money and I hope it will help people on the ward,” he said.

And he is no stranger to the hospital as he was treated there after coming off his motorcycle in Bury St Edmunds, last October.

“I suffered a fractured metatarsal and a large gravel rash on the back on my thigh but I was only at the hospital for a few hours,” he added.

 

Written by Russell Cook.

 

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