Euxton mum completes trio of fundraising in honour of beloved husband
Sian Peel, from Euxton, has completed a trio of St Catherine’s fundraising events in memory of her husband Nigel.
Accountant and dad-of-one, Nigel, attended St Catherine’s Day Therapy after his glioblastoma brain tumour diagnosis in 2014.
Since then, Sian, along with her close family have completed three St Catherine’s fundraising events – the skydive in April, Wiggle Four Counties bike ride in May and the hospice’s annual Moonlight and Memories Walk on July 1st.
Sian completed the 30-mile bike ride with brother David Cotgreave, nephew Josh Cotgreave and son Luke Peel.
The team, who had carried out some training before the ride, completed the bike ride which set off from Withy Grove Park in Bamber Bridge in just over two hours.
Sian said: “We all thoroughly enjoyed the bike ride, the weather on the day was great. We all set off together, but the boys soon left us, finishing the ride in 7th and 8th place.”
David commented: “Taking part in the bike ride was a great experience, everyone was really encouraging along the way – it was a great way of remembering Nigel.”
Sian completed her final fundraiser with her mum, Ann Cotgreave on July 1st.
The Moonlight and Memories Walk, which set off from the Lostock Hall hospice, went through Bamber Bridge, Preston and Penwortham, before finishing back at the hospice.
Sian said: “We both thoroughly enjoyed the walk! We had tea and cake at The Mill beforehand and then took part in the warm up. By the time we started the walk we were wet through, you couldn’t see a thing – but the atmosphere and walk was incredible, it was really good fun.
“I’m completely amazed that I’ve accomplished the three challenges I set out to do. The encouragement and support has been absolutely incredible. I’m extremely grateful to everyone who has supported me and helped me raise £4,000 for the hospice.”
St Catherine’s fundraiser, Hayley Jackson, said: “We’re extremely grateful to Sian and her family, for completing the trio of St Catherine’s fundraisers. It’s great to hear that she was able to enjoy the bike ride and walk with close family members, while remembering Nigel.
“Without the support from people like Sian, in the community, the charity would not be able to continue providing our vital work and support to people with life-shortening illness in Central Lancashire, when they need it the most.”
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