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‘Boro Boys’ raise thousands for breast cancer charity


The ‘Boro Boys’ are celebrating after raising over £6000 for charity Breast Cancer Now by completing a gruelling 250 mile bike challenge.

The 12 Teesside friends achieved the impressive feat, dubbed the ‘Coast 2 Coast 2 Coast’, on June 20, in a journey which took them from the coast of Morcambe to Saltburn and back again – in one day.

Breast Cancer Now, who are the UK’s largest dedicated breast cancer research charity, was the team’s chosen charity to receive the incredible donation. It is a cause particularly close to the team’s hearts, as many of them have been affected by the disease.

Teesside business men made up the team which was as follows: Dean Benson and David Duke from Visualsoft, Mark Leader from Leader Online, Adam Woodhead and Mike Moore from Geocore, Duncan Jenkins from Kaefer Opus, Mark Brown, Estates Manager for Carillion at The James Cook University Hospital, Nik Tunley from Endeavour Partnership, John Manders from Middlesbrough Council, Simon Barnfather from TEWV NHS, Micky Gettings from Air Products and Tim Hodgson.

Speaking after the event, Nik Tunley, said: “We all made it in one piece – just about – and are delighted to have raised so much money for a great cause.

“It was a great effort and we are proud of our team’s achievement.

“We would like to say a huge thank you to all those who have already donated and helped us raise this terrific amount.

“Although we have completed C2C2C2, we would still love to give more to the charity so please continue with the donations.”

The Boro Boys Just Giving page is still able to receive donations, if you would like more information or to donate visit:

https://www.justgiving.com/CoasttoCoasttoCoast/

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