Bourne grandma’s pride at grandson’s fundraising

Back, Debbie Rawlings from the Stroke Assocation, and store manager Gavin Price. From left, front, Daphne Cooke, Dayle Lane, Daniel Woodland and Emily Holmes''Photo: SM190911-044js
Back, Debbie Rawlings from the Stroke Assocation, and store manager Gavin Price. From left, front, Daphne Cooke, Dayle Lane, Daniel Woodland and Emily Holmes''Photo: SM190911-044js

A GRANDMOTHER was bursting with pride as she watched her grandson present money to a charity in her honour.

Dayle Lane was inspired to do a sponsored bike ride after his grandmother Daphne Cooke suffered a stroke.

The 20-year-old enlisted the support of his friends and together they pedalled 45 miles from Bourne to Skegness and raised £946 for the Stroke Association which supported his grandmother during her illness.

Dayle, of Ancaster Road, Bourne, said: “We’ll do the Bourne to Skegness ride again next year for the Stroke Association and I hope to get even more people to take part.

“We’re also hoping to do more sponsored rides during the year for other charities.”

He was joined by his colleague Daniel Woodland, 19, who also works at Anglia Co-operative at the Burghley Centre in Bourne, and their friends Eloise Reader, 19, Ryan Kelly, 19, and Emily Holmes, 18.

The team was sponsored by friends and family and displayed collection tins at the supermarket. Worth Court also donated £110.

The money was presented to Debra Rawlings, from The Stroke Association, on Monday this week.

She said: “The Stroke Association is very grateful to Dayle and his friends for their tremendous effort and for the support given to them by Anglia Co-operative.

“The money they raised will go to help stroke survivors and their families and also fund research and help us to provide other services.”

Mrs Cooke, 73, of Worth Court, Bourne, said: “I’m really proud of what everyone achieved – it meant such a lot to me.

“I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part and to Anglia Co-operative for allowing the check-out collection. I hope everyone involved will do it again next year.”