Boy holds bike ride in memory of his dad

A boy has raised £1,556.80, for the Great North Air Ambulance (GNAAS) after doing a charity bike with his friends, in memory of his dad.

Pete Lloyd, 11, from Morpeth, was only five-years-old when his dad Daniel Lloyd was involved in accident with a falling tree in Stocksfield in 2014.

Mr Lloyd, a teacher at The Dales School, in Blyth, Northumberland, was flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle by GNAAS, but unfortunately could not be saved.

His wife Joy has since raised thousands of pounds for the charity and now their 11-year-old son Pete has completed a 30-mile charity bike ride with his friends Jack Dunn and Nathan Mercell, as well as Jack’s dad Barry and Daniel’s best friend Gordon Lennox.

The ride started at Morpeth Square and went up to Newbiggin-by-the-sea before looping back round to make a return circle journey.

Pete recently the visited the GNAAS base at Langwathby and met paramedic Terry Sharpe and pilot Phil Lambert, who came to the aid of his dad.

The team gave him a tour of their helicopter and thanked him for his fundraising efforts.

When asked why he decided to fundraise for GNAAS he said: “They’re such an amazing charity and they tried to save my dad.”

Pete already aspires to work for GNAAS as a doctor and was delighted to discuss his future career with Dr John Ferris who was also at the base during his visit.

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