A group of six intrepid cyclists from Welton have raised m ore than £6,000 before setting off on a London to Paris cycle ride in aid of The Jago Worrall Foundation.
Andrew Holt, Colin Peabody, Tony Winn, Tony Bonsor, Jarrod Meek and Greg King are riding nearly 300 miles between the two capitals which started yesterday (Wednesday).
The foundation was set up around two years ago in the aftermath of an accident in which Jago Worrall nearly drowned in an accident at the family home in Welton. Doctors at the time gave him just a one per cent chance of survival but Jago overcame the odds. But since then his life has consisted of intensive therapies and round the clock care from a team of professionals.
The foundation will not only help three-year-old toddler in his recovery from the serious brain injuries but is also looking to help out other families who have been affected by a similar condition.
One of the riders Greg King said: “We would like to thank all of the organisations who have sponsored us on our journey and everyone who has donated so far.”
All of the riders are friends and neighbours of the Worrall family which includes father Barney, mother Lyn and Jago’s brothers Riley and Ferdie.
Mrs Worrall said: “Needless to say we are absolutely blown away that our wonderful friends are doing this for Jago and wish them success.”
To sponsor the cyclists visit www.justgiving.com/jagoworrallcycle