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Local man raises over £1000 for two charities

Peterborough man Lloyd Lester set out a target to raise £1000 by travelling just over 100 miles on both his bike and on foot.
Lloyd Lester biking
Lloyd completed his challenge and raised over £1000 (photo: Lloyd Lester)

Lloyd, who lives in Yaxley, has been raising money for both The Royal Signals, who have just celebrated 100 years, and a 7-year-old girl with brain cancer. 

With both cycling and running, Lloyd completed 103 miles on a tour from Yaxley through to March yesterday, June 28.

He said: "Well today I took on a journey to help raise a bit of cash for two charities on the 100th anniversary of the Royal Corp of Signals.

"I travelled just over 100 miles cycling with what I thought was 35lb on my back, but it was actually 42lb when I weighed in at the end of that section. I then cycled and ran the rest of the way.

"I would like to thank all the representatives from Fletton, Walton, Talavera, March, Ramsey, Whittlesey and to a very special friend Sgt Helen Fiona who travelled from Nottingham to meet me in Wisbech.

"A massive thank you to all the staff and CFAVs at Yaxley Det for the 40-odd people that met me at the finish line that was amazing and I'll never forget it.

"I would also like to thank all the people that waved and said hello on my way round you are all awesome."

Lloyd has also asked people to remember why he did the challenge, he said: "I raised money for The Royal Signals charity to help ex signalmen and women that have fallen on hard times and of course little 7-year-old Isla who has cancer.

"Just because the run is over please continue to donate."

If you still wish to donate, you can do so here