BIG hearted Solihull sisters Susie and Jo Murray have raised over £1,500 for charity after cycling 1,050 miles from Land’s End to John o’ Groats.
The duo did it for the Solihull Samaritans where their mum is deputy director and also the Primrose Hospice in Bromsgrove.
“The first three days in Cornwall were horrendous,” said former Solihull sixth form student Susie, “but it flattened out from Bristol and the scenery in Scotland was staggering. By the end I felt I could take on the world and I’d definitely do it again.”
The trip was planned by Jo and the sisters camped along the way except when they’d got soaked during the day and the lure of a warm bed in a hotel would prove too much.
“I loved the whole experience and the fact that we were raising money for charity kept us going especially when we thought that every mile was another £1 in the bank,” said Susie, aged 34, who works as a full time fundraiser.
Solihull Samaritans branch director Wendy Smith said “We are so grateful to the Murray sisters for completing this huge challenge and to all those who sponsored them and help raise funds for the Solihull Samaritans especially as it costs over £20,000 each year to maintain the centre and with no funding available, we rely heavily on support such as this.”
You can still donate to the girls’ cause by visiting www.justgiving.com/tired_legs or by contacting Solihull Samaritans on 0121 704 2255.