Get involved! Send your photos, video, news & views by texting SB NEWS to 80360 or e-mail us
Stourbridge businessman gets in the saddle for hospice
10:10am Wednesday 14th August 2013 in News
A STOURBRIDGE businessman helped raise more than £26k in memory of a friend by cycling from London to Paris.
Andy Round was one of 16 pals who rode the 300 mile, four day trip, to raise funds for St Mary’s Hospice in Birmingham.
The trip was in honour of Martin Dockery who lost his fight against skin cancer last October, aged 44, and was cared for by the hospice.
Martin was a scaffolder and married father of one from Birmingham, who was affectionately known as ‘sausage fingers,’ due to his large digits.
The 16 cyclists called themselves ‘Team Sausage’ in his honour.
Andy said: “I didn't even have a bike when I agreed to take part.
“It was a real achievement because I wasn’t the smallest of the pack weightwise!”
The experience has sparked a love of cycling in the married 41-year-old, who runs wallpaper shop Paper Palace, in Lower High Street and more challenges are in the pipeline.
To donate to the cause visit www.justgiving.com/sabrown1
Comments are closed on this article.