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Dorset vicar cycles 2,012 miles for hospital charity
2:00pm Friday 8th February 2013 in News
A VICAR has reached her year-long target of cycling 2012 miles to raise £2,012 for a hospital charity.
She explained it was not all work and no play though as she also raised her mileage cycling for leisure throughout 2012.
The money raised will go towards the Jigsaw Appeal for a brand new women’s health unit at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.
She hopes it will provide women who are suffering with cancer with a first class level of care.
Reverend Helen Griffiss, said: “I’m amazed at the women with cancer and how they live their lives.
“They are brave, courageous women.”
Despite having had a knee operation in the past, Helen strived to reach her goal. Cycling approximately five miles every day, Helen described it as “physically challenging.”
Her efforts have also inspired other people at All Saints Church to cycle in the name of charity. Churchwarden and Verger Vera Gale raised £500 for the Woofability charity which trains dogs for disabled people.
The current total of Helen’s donations, including gift aid, reaches approximately £2,158, placing her efforts above that of her target of £2012. Donations can still be given through uk.virginmoneygiving.com/revhelen