Our Unstoppable Fundraisers of the month are Sonny Flood and Michael Docherty. Sonny along with his best friend Michael have just completed a cycle from Blackpool to Barcelona including a mountain section of the Tour de France! They have done this in memory of Sonny's girlfriends Mum, Pam, who sadly passed away in March following a year-long battle with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. It's taken them a little over 3 weeks, and they've raised well over the £5000 target that they set for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.
They undertook the 1500+ mile cycle from Out Rawcliffe to Barcelona with a target duration of 21 days. Commencing on June 22nd, the route included a tough climb phase through the Pyrenees where they tackled the mighty Col du Tourmalet - a 19km Tour de France mountain pass from Luz-Saint-Sauveur to La Mongie. They finished the trip with a gruelling 158km push from Lledia to Barcelona, arriving ahead of schedule in the process!! The aim was to push themselves to the absolute limit and make all these valuable donations truly worthwhile - your support, no matter how big or small, will be gratefully received by the charity and no doubt spurred them on as they looked to complete this gruelling challenge.
This was funded completely off Sonny's and Michael's own backs; all donations go straight to the charity.
Please visit the Facebook page, Pedal for Pam, to see an in-depth account of their challenge, including video updates!!
Here is the link to their justgiving page; www.justgiving.com/pedalforpam