An assistant headteacher and a businessman will be getting on their bikes to raise money for cancer charities close to their hearts.
Sarah Doud, who is assistant headteacher at Deeping St James Primary School, will be cycling from London to Paris over four days from July 30.
Sarah, 35, is aiming to raise as much money as possible for Cancer Research UK in memory of her mum Jane, who lost her battle with kidney cancer.
During Jane’s battle, she was lucky enough to be able to take part in clinical trials which were researching cures and life-prolonging treatment for this type of cancer.
By raising money for the charity, Sarah hopes to enable further clinical trials to give families more precious time together and hopefully one day beat cancer.
During this academic year the school council has been supporting her efforts by holding four fundraising events with the aim of raising £300.
The final fundraising event was a French day in which all the c hildren and staff dressed in red, white and blue, and parents provided French cakes and biscuits, which were sold at breaktimes.
Chairman of the school council, Zoe Hutton said: “We are very proud that we have raised so much money for this amazing cause.”
The grand total was an incredible £678.14.
To support Sarah’s charity challenge, visit www.justgiving.com/londontoparis-sarahdoud.
Andrew Seggie, 34 of Bourne, is taking part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 for Prostate Cancer UK in memory of his father.
Andrew is hoping to raise more than £1,000 by riding the 100 mile course on Sunday, August 10.
Starting in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the cycling event follows a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey’s stunning countryside.
Andrew was inspired to take on the challenge for Prostate Cancer UK after his father, Norman Seggie, died following a nine-month battle after being diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer.
Andrew said: “I decided to take on the challenge for Prostate Cancer UK because the experience of my father’s illness and the complications of late diagnoses were so upsetting.
“My family and I had never heard of prostate cancer before and did not know the symptoms. It was such a shock when my father was diagnosed with the disease.”
In addition to raising funds through social media Andrew’s brother, Chris Seggie, has pledged to donate £1 for every job that the family business - Bourne Skip Hire & Recycling - receives in July.