Charlie getting on his bike to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease

Charlie getting on his bike to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease

by Henry James (May 2021)

A TIRELESS fundraiser has passed on his charity benevolence to his grandson from Aughton who is getting on his bike - for a 101 mile ride all in just seven hours.

Peter Marrs lost his brother, Tommy, to the devastating illness, Motor Neurone Disease, 31 years ago and ever since he has been on the committee of the MNDA’s Liverpool branch helping raise funds and awareness.

His passion to improve life for people with the illness and to bring in funds for them and for research into the disease has now been passed on his 22-year-old grandson Charlie McGee.

And despite only getting the cycling bug just over six months ago to get fit Charlie has found himself falling in love with the sport and decided to set himself a challenge and help others at the same time.

He is setting off from his home in Aughton on May 30 and going on a gruelling round trip which will take him from West to East Lancashire including Burnley and Blackburn.

“It will be the furthest I have attempted and with 8,138ft total elevation gain it’s an absolute killer of a ride. But it’s a fantastic opportunity to support a charity that myself and my family are very passionate about,” said Charlie.

“Anyone who wants to join me on the ride, at their own pace and risk, is welcome to come along and they can contact me via the Liverpool branch of the MND Association,” he added.

“The more backing I can get for this venture the better as it will all help raise much needed cash. I have set up a JustGiving page with a £1,000 target but it would be great if I could smash that so I urge people to support this challenge via JustGiving Charlie’s MNDA 101 mile cycling challenge,” said Charlie.

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