Members of Southport Hesketh Round Table have raised nearly £7,000 for charity after cycling to all three Clatterbridge centres in Merseyside.

A team of determined cyclists from Southport have raised nearly £7,000 for charity after cycling to all three Clatterbridge centres in Merseyside. 

The friends, from Southport Hesketh Round Table, took on the challenge to recognise the “world class” care their president Dean Wilson has had while battling leukaemia this year.

It involved pedalling their way from Southport to all three Clatterbridge Centres in Aintree, Wirral and Liverpool city centre in just one day.

Marc Foreman from Southport Hesketh Round Table said: “Overall it was a fantastic day and we managed to visit all three Clatterbridge units. 

“We have smashed our target and would love it if more people could donate to our two chosen charities here: 

“Thank you so much to everyone for their support.”

The money raised will go towards The Candice Colley Foundation and The Bloom Appeal .

The Candice Colley Foundation is a small charity which was launched in April 2011 in memory of 23 year old Candice Colley who lost her four year battle with ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia) in December 2010.

Candice was a remarkable young woman whose courage inspired many people to join the Bone Marrow Register and who wanted to raise awareness about Leukaemia and the need for Bone Marrow.

The Bloom Appeal provides support to patients, medical staff who require urgent assistance at this difficult time.

Dean Wilson has been receiving treatment for Acute Myloid Leukaemia at Clatterbridge Centre, Liverpool.

His treatment has involved a spell in a high dependency unit (HDU) in his battle with blood cancer and he has received world class care from the team at Clatterbridge.

Dean had successful stem cell treatment, but caught a virus and had to spend the best part of the summer in the Clatterbridge unit again.

Thankfully Dean is now back at home and to thank the “amazing team” at Clatterbridge.

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