Life coach crosses Channel from capital to capital in support of cancer charity

18th February 2015

A life coach from Sheffield plans to cycle from London to Paris in June to support her local cancer hospital.

Debbie Cundy (47), from Oughtibridge, will embark on the gruelling challenge, covering a total of over 252 miles, to raise as much money as possible for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity. Debbie, who has lost over an incredible 12 stone in weight in recent years by embarking on several of the cancer charity's active events, will pedal off alongside 47 friends on the 4th June with hopes of reaching the French capital in just 3 days. After working tirelessly in her spare time to set up her own life coaching service, Debbie now encourages and supports others hoping to lead a fit and healthy lifestyle whilst doing what she can to support the cancer charity. Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity is the only dedicated charity for the hospital and exists to support the world-class cancer research and to improve the treatment and care for people living with cancer. Throughout 2015 the charity will fund various projects to enable the continued improvement of Weston Park Hospital; including the expansion of research studies, improving the way cancer treatments are delivered and supporting the ongoing care provisions of patients and their families affected by cancer. After witnessing close friends and family battle cancer, Debbie has been an avid supporter of Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity for many years. From abseiling down the hospital walls, mountain biking, undertaking several cycling challenges including the charity's own biking event, The Big Pedal in 2013; Debbie has gone above and beyond to help raise money for the hospitals dedicated charity. Debbie said, -The London to Paris bike ride will be a real challenge for me and the others taking part. We're hoping to raise as much money as possible for our chosen charities. -Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity makes such a huge difference to cancer patients across our region that it's vital that we all ride, run or walk this year for 'Team Weston Park' so that the hospitals work can continue. This year the cancer charity are encouraging anyone thinking of undertaking a physical challenge to join their '& Raise' teams to achieve personal fitness goals whilst simultaneously raising vital funds. Charity Fundraiser, Sarah Cross said, -It's inspiring that Debbie is taking on such a tough challenge to support the charity and moreover the hospital which cares for over 75,000 battling cancer in our region currently. -Debbie is a great ambassador for the charity and this year, we're hoping that more and more people will climb on their bikes as part of 'Team Weston Park' and help us pedal towards a brighter future for those receiving cancer treatment at Weston Park Hospital. To donate to Debbie's fundraising efforts visit her Just Giving page at: https://www.justgiving.com/Debbie-Cundy1/ To find out more about how you can support the charity during 2015 by taking on a cycling challenge visit: www.rideandraise.org.uk To find out more about the work of Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity visit http://www.wphcancercharity.org.uk/ or call the office on 01142265370.

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