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Tour de force for a good cause
AN army of Hampshire businessmen will be ditching the day job to tackle their very own Tour de France this week.
Five teams from Elliott Brothers in Southampton will be among 78 teams putting their legs to the test as they cycle 530 miles across France for charity.
And one team of four, Tony Adams, Martin James, Steve Lawless and John Skivington, will be helping the Daily Echo edge ever closer to reaching its £40,000 target in the Every Step Appeal. Having read the touching stories of youngsters faced with the devastating diagnosis of cancer and how their families have bravely battled on through the nightmare, the team decided that their portion of the sponsorship will go to the CLIC Sargent appeal.
So far Daily Echo readers have helped raise an amazing £36,000 but we need £4,000 more to ensure ten families fighting the disease at Southampton General Hospital will have the vital care and support from the dedicated CLIC Sargent team throughout the treatment and beyond.
The teams, one of which will include Trevor King, dad of Southampton Olympic cycling champion Dani, will be donning their cycle shorts on Thursday morning ready to start the Beaune Challenge that will see them pedal from Caen to Beaune over three days.
Tony said: “We saw the appeal in the Daily Echo and wanted to help CLIC Sargent continue their great work with families who are living with such a terrible disease.”
- To sponsor the team and help them reach their £1,000 target for Clic Sargent visit justgiving.com/tony-adams3 .