A KEEN cyclist is taking on the challenge of pedalling from Solihull to Amsterdam in aid of Marie Curie’s Big Build Appeal.
IT consultant Jaime Neail from Hampton in Arden will be swapping his office for the great outdoors for four days in August when he makes the journey by bike from the Warwick Road hospice to the famous Dutch city.
“I enjoy cycling and the Marie Cure Hospice is a cause close to my heart so it’s a great way to combine the two,” the 41-year-old told us.
Jaime’s father in law Les Scrivens passed away three years ago after he lost his battle with cancer.
“The Marie Curie nursing staff provided some fantastic care and support both to Les and also to my wife’s family during and after his death.
“Marie Curie undoubtedly provide this level of care to so many local families in similar situations,” Jaime added.
Jaime has already raised around £1,800 and has even attracted donations from some ‘top execs’ at Microsoft in the US.
He will take part in the ride along with 20 other cyclists on August 30.
To donate, go to www.justgiving.com/jneail or by texting 70070 – DJEY53 £x (where x = the amount of the sponsorship e.g. DJEY53 £10).