13 August 2013
Stephen and his colleagues
Stephen Lowden led a number of his colleagues who recently undertook the coast to coast cycle challenge. A variety of charities were sponsored by the group, with Stephen choosing to sponsor Macmillan.
Stephen chose to raise funds for Macmillan in support of his friend, Lyn Rodgerson, who was diagnosed with Breast cancer in January of this year. Lyn has been receiving support and treatment from Macmillan in Sunderland Royal hospital since diagnosis and is currently doing well.
This is the 2nd consecutive year that Stephen has led the challenge and both years have been successful, albeit in vastly different weather conditions. This year’s 150 mile challenge was completed over 3 days, at the end of May in bright sunny weather, and thanks to kind sponsorship from Stephen’s family, friends and work colleagues ,and Stephen’s ageing knees holding out, he managed to raise over £592 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
This is a great challenge. Stephen and his colleagues would encourage others to do the same and help support Macmillan by raising vital funds. No one should ever face cancer alone and with your help they won’t.