THREE Southport professionals undertook a coast-to-coast bike ride to raise £4,462.50 for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in memory of their friend.
Andy Webster, consultant working with Southport-based chartered accountants and business advisors MHA Moore and Smalley, organised the recent three day ride, which began in Morecambe and ended in Bridlington. He was joined by Mark Day and Paul Roberts and the trio, supported by Phil Evans, cycled 170 miles (274km).
They will rode in memory of their friend Matt Dunham who died last summer. Raising money for Alder Hey was a cause close to Matt’s heart after his son Christian was treated at the Hospital as a child.
Andy said: “Last summer, our great friend and co-cyclist Matt died suddenly having just been out on his bike. His wife Sue kindly agreed for us to cycle in his memory.
“Matt loved the challenge, camaraderie and real ale from our trips cycling across the country and he always led from the front in his own inimitable style.
“He was gutted to miss out a couple of years ago due to injury, but still turned up at our departure to wish us bon voyage and give us some words of wisdom. He will be greatly missed but certainly not forgotten. We raised our pints to him as a mark of absolute respect for a very fine man.”
To add to their donations, go to https://is.gd/z1728z